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Mark Lapid, DOT execs from 3 administrations sued over Boracay Water contract

May 18, 2018 - 6:11 PM

The complainants allege that the Philippine Tourism Authority under Mark Lapid 'demonstrated a clear bias' towards the Manila Water Company Incorporated in the award of the contract to operate the waterworks and sewerage system of Boracay

TOURISM OFFICIALS. (Left to right) Former tourism officials Mark Lapid, Wanda Teo, Ramon Jiumenez, and (back) Cesar Montano face a graft complaint over a utilities contract in Boracay

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May 04, 2018 - 9:48 PM

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NBI files graft complaint vs ex-DOT chief Jimenez over P1-B ad campaign

May 04, 2018 - 11:53 AM

(UPDATED) 'We believe these "charges" are meant to draw public attention away from the current controversy involving the current Department of Tourism leadership and PTV4,' says former tourism secretary Ramon Jimenez

COA: Dureza, Ramon Jimenez, other execs owe millions in illegal allowances

Jan 19, 2017 - 7:53 PM

Jesus Dureza and Ramon Jimenez are held liable for illegal allowances to officials and employees of agencies they previously headed – the Mindanao Economic Development Council and the Department of Tourism respectively

PETITIONS DENIED. The Commission on Audit denied the separate petitions filed by Dureza and Jimenez to review the notices of disallowance against disbursements in their former offices.

Most Aquino Cabinet members richer in 2015

Jun 22, 2016 - 5:33 PM

The assets lists of 5 Cabinet members are not yet available: Foreign Affairs Secretary Jose Rene Almendras Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya Justice Secretary Emmanuel Caparas Trade Secretary Adrian Cristobal and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Emmanuel Esguerra

SALN. Most members of the Aquino Cabinet grew richer in 2015. File photo by Benhur Arcayan/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

PH to share its 'great economic story' with US investors

Mar 02, 2016 - 11:25 AM

Philippine government and business leaders aim to drum up investor interest and soothe concerns over the elections

SHINING. The government is marketing the Philippine economy as Asia's bright spot in order to entice foreign investments. File image by Rappler

Philippines gets Street View on Google Maps

Sep 16, 2015 - 8:23 PM

Google s Street View mode allows users to visually explore maps through panoramic street level photographs taken by members of the Google team


10 richest Cabinet officials unchanged in 2014

May 27, 2015 - 7:02 PM

Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario remains the richest Cabinet official while Education Secretary Armin Luistro is still the poorest in 2014

CABINET. Foreign Affairs Sec. Albert del Rosario remains the richest Cabinet official in 2014. Photo by Lauro Montellano, Jr. / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Balikbayans comprise 1 of 5 Philippine tourists

Dec 17, 2014 - 9:30 PM

In the eyes of the tourism department and the immigration bureau these Filipinos are foreign nationals who have a predisposition to visit the Philippines

The Aquino Cabinet: Winners and losers of 2014

Dec 13, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Rappler compiles a list of President Benigno Aquino III s most efficient secretaries of 2014 and those who were not quite as successful

PH tourism industry bounces back in September

Nov 13, 2014 - 6:29 PM

The Philippines sees a 17 surge in tourism revenues in the first 9 months of the year despite 4 governments warning its citizens against travelling to the country

'No evidence' of ICC overprice on first day of Senate probe

Nov 13, 2014 - 2:39 PM

UPDATED Former Iloilo provincial official Manuel Mejorada admits he has no evidence to prove that the Iloilo Convention Center is overpriced but believes the project presented opportunities for corruption’

PH wins 'Destination of the Year' at TTG Awards 2014

Oct 03, 2014 - 7:00 AM

The Philippines is honored at the 25th Annual TTG Travel Awards in Thailand

PH to review tourism targets

Oct 18, 2013 - 10:57 AM

Government now expects 5 million tourist arrivals by end 2013 short of the 5 5 million original target

2.8-M tourist arrivals in Jan-July half of 2013 target

Sep 02, 2013 - 4:58 PM

Tourist arrivals in the first 7 months of 2013 hit 2 8 million about half of the 5 5 million target for the year

Erap supports Manila Bay reclamation

Aug 03, 2013 - 2:29 PM

Manila mayor passes the buck to city council approval

'MOOT.' Estrada says the city council has already approved the reclamation project

'It's more fun' ad wins Japan award

Jul 26, 2013 - 8:12 AM

The Department of Tourism s campaign gets a nod from Japanese readers

NUMBER ONE FOR FUN. The Department of Tourism's campaign allows anyone to create their own version of it. Image from www.itsmorefuninthephilippines.com

Jan-May foreign tourist arrivals hit 2-M mark

Jul 04, 2013 - 5:15 PM

Foreign tourist arrivals in the country reached 2 011 million in the first 5 months of 2013 up 10 5 from a year ago

MORE FUN. Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. (right) says foreign tourist arrivals in the country as of end-May hit the 2 million mark. Photo by Lean Santos/Rappler

How rich are the President’s men and women?

May 17, 2013 - 8:52 PM

Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario is still the wealthiest Cabinet member

WHO’S RICHEST? Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario is the wealthiest Cabinet member. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

The call to Save Our Sunset

Feb 06, 2013 - 3:47 PM

An online campaign to save Manila Bay is taking the action to the baywalk itself

'SAVE OUR SUNSET.' Rappler's Pia Ranada invites people to join the Manila Bay human chain on February 12

DOT Sec Jimenez: Entertainment city 'not been taken up with me'

Feb 01, 2013 - 9:58 AM

Though the entertainment city to be built on reclaimed land in Manila Bay is meant for tourism Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr opposes it

BAY IN DANGER. In place of these waters will rise an 'entertainment city' unless citizens take action. Photo by Pia Ranada

PH misses 2012 tourism target; China, EU issues cited

Jan 19, 2013 - 12:27 PM

This 2013 the Philippines is hoping the Chinese market the 4th biggest source of tourists to the Philippines will make a comeback and contribute to the 5 5 million goal

IN PHOTOS: The Social Good Summit

Sep 25, 2012 - 12:50 AM

Missed the iPHLgood: The Social Good Summit last September 22? Here it is in photos

Where we rediscover ourselves and others

Sep 24, 2012 - 3:22 PM

The real power of social media is its ability to validate or invalidate personal conviction

DOTC Secretary Ramon Jimenez

Tapping social media's 'real power'

Sep 22, 2012 - 6:50 PM

The real power of social media is not in its ability to spread information quickly says the Tourism chief at a netizens summit

Tourism boss gets CA nod

Sep 05, 2012 - 3:12 PM

Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez finally gets the nod of the bicameral Commission on Appointments

Disneyland in the Philippines?

May 08, 2012 - 12:13 AM

Filipinos have mixed feelings over the possibility of a Disneyland in the Philippines

ANOTHER ASIAN MICKEY MOUSE? It looks like we're going to see Mickey don a Barong Tagalog soon. Photo from passportchop.com

McDonalds, Jollibee urged to provide 'toilet for tourists'

Mar 29, 2012 - 2:22 PM

After a public campaign to join in promoting the new country brand It s More Fun In The Philippines on social media and beyond Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez is turning to private companies to provide tourists access to toilets

January tourist arrivals reach record high

Mar 22, 2012 - 11:51 AM

For the first time the Philippines surpassed the 400 000 mark for visitor arrivals in the country in a month

5 tips on how merchants can thrive in the age of Internet

Mar 21, 2012 - 9:49 AM

Experts in marketing media and telecommunications dish out up to the minute advice for the rapidly changing internet age

'It's more fun in PH' takes global stage

Mar 04, 2012 - 3:45 PM

For the first time the Philippines new tourism campaign will be pitched at a major travel trade show

PH expects 7.7% share of Asean tourists by 2015

Jan 15, 2012 - 1:54 PM

Of the 107 million tourists that will visit Asean nations by 2015 the Philippines expects to corner 8 2 million

TOURISM. The Philippines expect to corner over 7% of the expected 107 million tourists visiting Asean nations by 2015

Same tagline as 60-year-old campaign? So what, says DOT chief

Jan 06, 2012 - 4:12 PM

On Twitter and Facebook netizens say the slogan is either not original or plagiarized

COPIED? OR COINCIDENCE? The vintage 1951 ad for Switzerland found by netizens, using the tagline "It's More Fun in Switzerland." Screengrab from vintagepaperads.com.COPIED? OR COINCIDENCE? The vintage 1951 ad for Switzerland found by netizens, using the tagline "It's More Fun in Switzerland." Screengrab from vintagepaperads.com.

Philippines aims for 4.2-M tourists in 2012

Jan 06, 2012 - 12:27 PM

The tourism department is banking on the newly launched country campaign brand to increase tourist arrivals

New tourism campaign out: Philippines is 'fun'

Jan 06, 2012 - 10:35 AM

The international line is ‘It’s more fun in the Philippines’ while the line for Filipinos is ‘ 1forfun

New Tourism Campaign Today

Jan 06, 2012 - 9:52 AM

It will be fueled by social media said Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez

Mon Jimenez and Rappler

Jan 04, 2012 - 4:59 PM

Tourism Secretary Ramon Mon Jimenez sits down with Rappler for two and a half hours to talk about the new Department of Tourism campaign and the power of social media

Clark airport now under DOTC control

Dec 27, 2011 - 4:08 PM

This is in line with the vision to turn Clark into the country s premiere airport