By Cathy Yamsuan
The head of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has asked policy-makers for support for the agency’s cultural development plan that would promote local creativity and boost tourism as an avenue for economic development.
The Philippines established its Medical Tourism Program back in 2006—and now, a little over six years later, we can say that while results have not been as quick as first envisioned, the country’s efforts to become a regional healthcare hub are slowly but surely bearing fruit.
By Jocelyn R. Uy
The fun in the Philippines is definitely starting to pick up with a private getaway island in Palawan province taking the top spot in the British edition of Vogue Magazine’s 100 best holiday destinations in the world.
MenuBy Margaux Salcedo
Congratulation to Tourism Secretary Mon Jimenez on the successful launch of the new tourism tagline for the Philippines, “It’s More Fun in the Philippines!” Both mainstream and social media were abuzz about the launch. My favorite of all the twists and spreads on the slogan is the one of a lechon (spit-roasted pig) lying still, with the tagline, “Planking. It’s More Fun in the Philippines!”
Without Batting An EyelashBy Maurice Arcache
For that gentleman of all seasons José “Lolo Pepe” Araullo, brilliant chair of The Real Bank and music lover, the best way to celebrate the bank’s 35th anniversary is through “the sound of music,” as the song goes. And so it was, dahlings, with the presentation of “Being Real in a Changing World,” an extraordinary [...]