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Philippines: Leisure flights from NCR suspended- Department of Tourism
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Philippines: Leisure flights from NCR suspended- Department of Tourism

MANILA – Leisure point-to-point flights are suspended, effective immediately for areas under general community quarantine with heightened restrictions (GCQ-HR), the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced Friday. Through the Interagency Task Force Resolution No 130-A, Metro Manila had been placed under GCQ-HR from July 30 to August 5, 2021, and on a two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) beginning...

Siargao among Time magazine’s greatest places of 2021 list
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Siargao among Time magazine’s greatest places of 2021 list

MANILA – Siargao Island made it into Time magazine’s list of “greatest places” in 2021, which recognizes destinations that were able to adapt and innovate despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic. In a statement, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat hailed Siargao’s inclusion as a recognition of the country’s continuous efforts to make the country a...

Innovating, thriving during pandemic
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Innovating, thriving during pandemic

MANILA – There’s a type of crisis where once resolved, eventually goes away and the business returns to normal. But how do you handle one when the crisis is the pandemic itself? For Amor Maclang, an internationally recognized crisis management and disaster risk reduction expert, the way forward is to innovate. In the recent Leadership Excellence...