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Tourism industry in PH to ‘build back better’: DOT chief

The Department of Tourism (DOT) intends to restore the local tourism industry in order to make it more robust and to safeguard livelihoods and...

LTFRB to require use of contact tracing app StaySafe.ph in PUVs

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is set to require the use of the contact tracing mobile application StaySafe.ph in public utility...

DOTr eyes gradual increase in passenger capacity

An official of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Wednesday revealed plans to gradually increase the passenger capacity in public transportation. During the Virtual Presser,...

El Nido still closed to tourists from NCR Plus

The municipality of El Nido in Palawan which is famous for its white-sand beaches, hidden lagoons, and other tourist hotspots has reopened its doors...

IATF-TWG to discuss mask requirement for private vehicles

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID)-Technical Working Group (TWG) will tackle again a policy requiring two or more...

Philippines open to tie-up with other countries to boost int’l travel:...

In a statement Tuesday, Puyat said these international travel bubbles would demand strict enforcement of health and safety protocols through the establishment of proper infrastructure that is certified by both governments to ensure “symbiotic and harmonious results”.

PLDT to invest ‘much higher’ than PHP73 billion in 2021

In a statement, Alfredo Panlilio, PLDT chief revenue officer, said the company and its wireless subsidiary Smart will continue to rollout out fiber, LTE, and 5G, noting that PLDT and Smart’s average download and upload speeds are higher than the country’s average.

Texts to 8888 Citizens’ Complaint Center free to Smart, Sun users

In a statement on Thursday, PLDT, together with its mobile subsidiary Smart and PLDT Enterprise, announced its partnership with the Office of the President-Broadcast Messaging Division for the relaunch of the 8888 Short Messaging System (SMS) service platform.

Angkas to resume ops after completing requirements: DOTr

In a message sent to reporters, DOTr Assistant Secretary Goddes Hope Libiran said the MC Taxi TWG has completed its inspection of Angkas’ facility on Saturday and found that the company has not yet complied with two of its requirements.

Cloudy skies, some rains over PH Saturday

In its daily weather forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the Mimaropa and Zamboanga Peninsula regions will experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms brought by the southwest monsoon.

PLDT-Smart seeks gov’t aid to install & repair over 300 sites...

In a letter addressed to the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), PLDT-Smart said areas currently inaccessible due to the pandemic include Metro Manila and the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Quezon, Rizal, Ilocos Norte, Cagayan, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Palawan, Iloilo, Capiz, Samar, Misamis Oriental, and Zamboanga del Norte.

MARINA issues 1-year extension to expiring STCW certificates

In an advisory on Tuesday, the MARINA said all STCW certificates that are set to expire beginning September 1 to December 31 of this year will be valid for another year — from the date of expiry — without requiring its holders to file for a renewal.