De Leon: Hotels industry competitive
THE hospitality industry in the country is highly competitive and will not fall behind upon the implementation of the Asean free trade agreement come 2015.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Tourist arrivals in CAR increase
The Philippine Statistics Authority-National Statistical Coordination Board reported tourist arrivals in the region shoot to 1,114,440 travelers in 2013 from 907,830 in 2012.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Hidalgo: Remembering my late husband
WHENEVER I read the column of my co-columnist, friend and my doctor, Nina Custodio, Doc@XXL about her personal experiences, I feel these with sentiment and emphatic reaction.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
2 police tipsters get P5-M reward
TWO persons became instant millionaires after giving information to the police on the whereabouts of controversial businessman Delfin Lee and alleged communist rebel leader Grayson Naogsan.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Balweg: A multi-colored week rolls by
COLORED one, marvelously at that. The first color came with the observation that camaraderie picked up among members of the BSU Retirees Association.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Increasing illegitimate children alarms CRO
THE Baguio City Civil Registry Office expressed alarm by the increasing number of registered illegitimate children in their office.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
DPWH to build P1.73-B water supply projects in 30 tourism areas: Singson
President Benigno S. Aquino III graces the Philippine Travel Agencies Association 21st Travel Tour Expo 2014 at the SMX Convention Center, Seashell Drive, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City on Friday with the theme: "Love Life, Love Travel."
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Benguet notes rise in rape cases
Police records reveal that from January to June this year, rape cases totaled 116, with Benguet logging in the highest at 28 cases, followed by Baguio with 21, Mountain Province with 20 cases, Ifugao with 19 and Apayao, Abra and Kalinga with 12 apiece.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
"Strained infrastructure in Philippines erodes the nation's growth prospects," said an article written by Floyd Whaley for the New York Times on August 3. "Chris Ibasan travels only about five miles to work each day in one of Manila's business districts, but it is often a grueling two-hour commute that gets him into the office late.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Cebu towns to be covered by tourism water supply project
FIVE towns and city in Cebu province will be among the beneficiaries of the Tourism Water Supply Infrastructure Program whose implementation will start this year, the Department of Public Works and Highways said Wednesday.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
Rain harvest facility seen as economic...
Dolores Molintas of the National Economic and Development Authority said one of the facilities the region should look into a rainwater harvesting systems like that in Mt.
Pacete: Philippine mummies
AMONG all the grizzled societies of the world, only the Egyptians and the South Americans .
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Tibaldo: Of Communication Towers and Contaminated Waters
FOR the Cordillera Administrative Region, July 15 is considered a special day Twenty seven years ago, President Corazon C. Aquino signed Executive Order 220 that was meant to prepare the upland region for an autonomous form of government.
Luzon Newsbits for August 5, 2014
Laoag City, Ilocos Norte - The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines has announced that a 10-hour power outage will affect several towns in the provinces of Cagayan and Apayao on Wednesday, August 6. NGCP's North Luzon Public Affairs Officer Lilibeth P. Gaydowen said that the power outage will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will affect the ... (more)
Thu Jul 31, 2014
What we learned in Baguio: Exploring the City of Pines in rainy June
So there goes our reason for packing our bags to leave our home in the middle of summer and travel thousands of miles to go to Manila.
Llanes: Preparedness during disasters
DID you know that among 173 countries, the Philippines ranked third globally in the World Risk Index which ranks global disaster hot spots.