Palace: Mindanao will soon recover its tourism


Manila, Philippines - Malacañang attempted to ease the fears of tourists wanting to visit Mindanao, saying the island will soon recuperate from terrorist assaults. “We understand the concern of foreign tourists,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernest Abella said in a statement. “Safety is on top of their minds.” Abella said it is normal that a few tourists have chosen to cancel their visit to the … [Read more...]

DOH implements nationwide smoking ban


The implementing rules and regulations (IRR) for Executive Order (EO) No. 26 imposing a prohibition on smoking in public nationwide come out before President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) in July, as indicated by the Department of Health (DOH). “We’re hoping that the IRR will come out before the 60 days that is outlined in the executive order for full implementation. So … [Read more...]

Boracay Island holds simulation exercise

boracay island simulation

ILOILO CITY—Gunfire and blasts erupted along the white shoreline and waters of Boracay Island as security personnel "clashed with “kidnappers." Boat sightseers were not terrified and rather were attracted to the equipped men along the shoreline close Boat Station 1, at the northern end of the island. Security personnel were simulating an assault on the island as a part of improving … [Read more...]