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PH wins at 2019 World Travel Awards in Vietnam

“We are greatly honored and thankful for this recent recognition for the Philippines at the World Travel Awards. A triumph as great as this simply could not be possible without the combined hard work from the government, industry partners, and tourism stakeholders in realizing a more upward tourism industry for the country,” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said.

International tourist influx reaches 5M in August

In a statement, the DOT reported that inbound foreign guests reached 5,554,950 for the period of January to August this year, indicating a 14.08-percent increase from the 4,869,417 tourists recorded during the same period of 2018.

PH’s official travel booking system introduced

MANILA -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) this week formally partnered with Guide to the Philippines, an e-commerce site, in launching its official travel booking system, featuring DOT-accredited tour operators and establishments.
UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE. An elder gets her blood pressure taken in one of the medical missions in villages. Under the Universal Health Care law, all Filipino citizens are automatically enrolled into the government’s health insurance program. (PNA file photo)

DOH signs IRR for UHC law

MANILA -- Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Thursday signed the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the landmark Universal Health Care (UHC) law (Republic Act No. 11223).

Palawan migratory waterbirds part of DENR’s joint int’l conservation plan

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Sec. Roy Cimatu is pushing for an international partnership with the East Asian-Australian Flyway (EAAF) for the conservation of migratory waterbirds that would include those found in two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Palawan.