RD Chan 111 receives tourism czar award 2015
Read 622 times | Posted on October 13, 2015 @ 2 years ago
By: Joe Palabao
BUSINESS Week Mindanao and Mindanao Daily News recently presented to Regional Director Catalino ‘Butch’ E. Chan 111-TOURISM CZAR for Northern Mindanao Award 2015. The Prestigious Plaque of Recognition is given to him as he brought Northern Mindanao to the global tourism industry, his invaluable support to Tapok Kagay-anon abroad held every year in different parts of the world. (more…)
Cebu Pacific first Philippine carrier to land in Dubai in 15 years
Read 1,046 times | Posted on October 09, 2013 @ 4 years ago
Manila, October 7, 2013 – The Philippines’ leading low-cost carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) sent off its first long-haul flight at 4:40pm today. The daily 9-hour Manila-Dubai direct service serves as a milestone for the airline that has made its mark in short-haul regional and domestic operations.
CEB President and CEO Lance Gokongwei said during the flight launch ceremony, “When you, dear guests, land in Dubai later tonight, it will be aboard the first Philippine carrier to land in Dubai in 15 years. We proudly carry the Philippine flag in this historic moment.”
“When we say we fly to where Filipinos are, we mean it. This was our mindset when we launched our first international flight to Hong Kong in 2001. This remains our mindset as we launch our 22nd international destination now,” he added.
Data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) shows that UAE ranks second to Saudi Arabia in terms of number of land-based new hires and rehires. In 2012, there were 259,546 land-based workers deployed to UAE.
Department of Transportation and Communications Undersecretary and Chairman of the Philippine Air Negotiating Panel Hon. Jose Perpetuo Lotilla and key officials from the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, Civil Aeronautics Board, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines and Manila International Airport Authority sent off the maiden flight passengers from Manila.
In Dubai, the send-off ceremony was graced by Her Excellency Grace Princesa, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Philippines in the United Arab Emirates.
The maiden return flight departed Dubai at 11:10pm (Dubai time) and will arrive 11:40am the following day. The flight also carried 100 Global Filipinos Cebu Pacific is flying home for free, as part of its “100 Lucky Juans” contest. The 100 Lucky Juans, whose length of stay in the Middle East without returning to the Philippines is at least a year, will be welcomed with a homecoming party upon their arrival in Manila.
CEB’s Manila-Dubai-Manila service utilizes CEB’s brand-new Airbus A330 aircraft, recently delivered from Toulouse, France.
With lowest year-round fares starting at PHP4,999 (AED 349), CEB offers passengers fares that are up to 35% lower than other carriers. It also offers the fastest and easiest same-day connections with CEB’s extensive Philippine route network.
Earlier this year, CEB announced its support to Global Runner Cesar Guarin, the first Filipino set to run the length of the globe. Guarin did its Middle Eastern leg last May and met Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Jeddah among others.
CEB’s 47-strong fleet is comprised of 10 Airbus A319, 27 Airbus A320, 2 Airbus A330 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. It is one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2013 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 15 more brand-new Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo, and 4 Airbus A330 aircraft.
It flies to 34 Philippine and 22 international destinations, on over 90 routes from 6 Philippine hubs. This includes flights to Boracay, Cebu, Palawan, Beijing, Osaka, Seoul, Bali, Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok.
For bookings and information, visit www.cebupacificair.com or call (02)7020-888 or (032)230-8888. The latest seat sales can also be found on the Cebu Pacific Air official Facebook Fan Page and @CebuPacificAir on Twitter.
CEB grows Visayas hub passengers by up to 33%
Read 1,120 times | Posted on September 21, 2013 @ 4 years ago
THE Philippines’ leading low-cost carrier, Cebu Pacific Air (PSE:CEB) increased operations from its Visayas hubs, in line with its continued push for more tourism and trade in the destinations it flies to. (more…)
All set for Surigao’s Bonok-Bonok festival
Read 1,164 times | Posted on September 10, 2013 @ 4 years ago
SURIGAO City–All systems go for this city’s Bonok-Bonok Marajaw Karajaw Festival, which will kick off Monday. (more…)
Bird festival, ecotourism fair slated in Zamboanga City on October 4-5
Read 745 times | Posted on September 05, 2013 @ 4 years ago
THE Wild Bird Club of the Philippines (WBCP), in partnership with the Department of Tourism in Region 9 (DOT 9), will be hosting the 9th Philippine Bird Festival (PBF) on October 4 to 5, 2013 at Paseo del Mar, Zamboanga City with the theme “Pajaros: Bula Sin Miedo, Sin Lingasa” (Birds: Fly without fear, without worries). (more…)
Mambajao kicks off town fiesta
Read 761 times | Posted on September 04, 2013 @ 4 years ago
By Jorie C Valcorza
MAMBAJAO, Camiguin–Camiguin’s capital town starts off with a busy week as it opened on Sunday, September 1, its 158th devotional fiesta celebration in honor to St. Nicholas of Tolentino. (more…)
TRAVEL: More Koreans choose Laos
Read 638 times | Posted on September 03, 2013 @ 4 years ago
By Lorie Ann Cascaro of MindaNews
A growing number of Koreans visit the country for “healing” while some of them stay for retirement, business or volunteering
VIENTIANE, Laos (MindaNews/02 September) — The air is redolent of mouthwatering grilled meat at Dr. Hye-Hun Hwang’s residence at Naxay village in Sisattanak district. He is hosting a dinner party for the opening of his consultation clinic, KMC Centre, with a few of his Korean friends – volunteer nurses, doctors, professors and businessmen here. Without any formal ceremony, everyone just begins eating kimchi, kimbap, grilled pork and chicken, fresh leafy vegetables and other Korean dishes, and drink Soju and Beerlao. (more…)
Metal working show slated on August 28-31
Read 599 times | Posted on August 24, 2013 @ 4 years ago
PDMEX is a biennial event, and known as the only largest professionally organized industrial machinery, equipment, accessory and subcontracting exhibition in the country and recognized world-wide for its being the only focused industry. (more…)
CEB launches direct flights to Phuket
Read 643 times | Posted on August 19, 2013 @ 4 years ago
From left, CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog, His Excellency Prasas Prasasvinitchai, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Thailand, Hon. Carmelo Arcilla, executive director of the Civil Aeronautics Board, CEB VP for Airport Services Antonio Jose Rodriguez and cabin crew officially launched the airline’s pioneering flight from Manila to Phuket last August 16, 2013.
THE Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) pioneered direct flights between the Philippines and Phuket, Thailand’s largest island, last August 16, 2013. Phuket is CEB’s 21st international destination. (more…)
Amendment of law establishing city museum pushed
Read 554 times | Posted on August 15, 2013 @ 4 years ago
THE City Council committee on tourism chaired by Councilor Lourdes Candy Darimbang favorably endorsed the amendment of Ordinance No. 12317-2012. The ordinance, which was enacted April 11, 2012, establishes the City Museum of Cagayan de Oro and the Heritage Studies Center. (more…)