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The DOT–R9 team had accounted for and assisted 98 stranded tourists of different nationalities all over the region, with at least 61 signing up for the chartered flight to Manila, including Americans, Canadians, Belgians, Indonesians, Taiwanese, Singaporeans, and Malaysians.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) Region V assisted as of March 27 a total of 246 tourists stranded in the region on their return to their home countries since the imposition of travel restrictions. The DOT Region V response team said 161 have already left for their home country while some 85 tourists remain in Bicol awaiting their scheduled departures...
The continuing challenges brought by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) to the airline industry have prompted flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) to suspend temporarily its international flights from March 26 until April 14. "On March 18, when the government lifted the suspension on international flights, we announced that international operations would continue but with limited flights due to travel restrictions...
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has suspended the entry of all valid visa holders including residency visa holders, who are currently out of the country, for a renewable period of two weeks, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced Thursday. The suspension, effective starting March 19 due to the new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, also covers those holding tourist visas,...
Philippine Airlines (PAL) is mounting sweeper flights to ferry stranded foreigners out of Cebu, its spokesperson said on Thursday. "Sweeper flights are being carried out to ferry stranded foreign nationals out of our domestic hub Cebu which has the most number of stranded (PAL passengers). Today we have sweeper flights bound for Manila -- that's two round trips," PAL Cielo...
A legislator from Metro Manila on Tuesday called on big businesses and companies to practice corporate social responsibility and help Filipinos affected by the coronavirus crisis. Valenzuela Rep. Wes Gatchalian, chairman of House committee on trade and industry, said the health sector, particularly frontline health workers, need the help of big companies. “These companies have the whole gamut of resources under...
The first best news of 2018 came from TRAIN - the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion or TRAIN signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte . This TRAIN brings so much benefits especially to the salaried workers like you and me. But the “bestest” news ever is that this TRAIN increases our take home pay – Woot woot! Hooray...
Traveling used to be a luxury, but these days it have become more of a weekend leisure activity rather than an annual event with the family. It's safe to say that tourism is an industry that has no signs of dying down anytime soon. With millions of tourists witnessing beautiful places, meeting other people, and experiencing various cultures. However,...
There's no doubt that the crystal clear water and astonishing beauty of Coron, Palawan would be the basis of side by side recognition that it receives worldwide. People are still gush whenever they see the place and most of them say that its pictures online look exactly the same in person. But aside from the famous Twin Lagoon and...
The Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Monday canceled its flights between Manila and Doha, while the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said Qatar Airways has not issued any advisory on flight cancelations for the same routes. MIAA's record showed Qatar Airways has six flights scheduled between Manila and Doha: QR 934/935, QR 932/933, and QR 928/929. Flight QR 935 departed from...

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