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Foreigners banned as Singapore holds gay rights rally

Jul 01, 2017 - 11:13 PM

The Singaporean government has also banned overseas companies from providing sponsorship to this year's Pink Dot rally

Foreigners banned as Singapore holds gay rights rally

COA: DOT failed to give public 'optimum services' in 2016

Jun 29, 2017 - 1:42 PM

The Department of Tourism was unable to utilize P1.5 billion of its 2016 budget, says COA

COA: DOT failed to give public 'optimum services' in 2016

PH will not host 66th Miss Universe pageant

Jun 22, 2017 - 3:21 PM

Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo says that the country will not host the 2017 pageant

PH will not host 66th Miss Universe pageant

DOT, NCCA launch KulTOURa app for tourists

Jun 20, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The KulTOURa app contains information and details of selected places in the Philippines as guide for travelers

DOT, NCCA launch KulTOURa app for tourists

Duterte, McCann, US immigration policy | Evening wRap

Jun 16, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Duterte, McCann, US immigration policy | Evening wRap

WATCH: Unofficial PH tourism ad makes waves online

Jun 16, 2017 - 4:07 PM

After the botched partnership of McCann and the DOT, a group of creatives have come up with their own tourism ad

WATCH: Unofficial PH tourism ad makes waves online

Duterte, McCann, Trump | Midday wRap

Jun 16, 2017 - 1:47 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Duterte, McCann, Trump | Midday wRap

McCann speaks up on termination of DOT partnership

Jun 16, 2017 - 9:26 AM

McCann says it respects the DOT decision and believes 'it is in the best interest of all parties to discuss a sensible resolution to this matter'

McCann speaks up on termination of DOT partnership

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 16, 2017

Jun 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 16, 2017

Duterte, DOT and McCann, Curry | Evening wRap

Jun 15, 2017 - 8:04 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Paterno Esmaquel

Duterte, DOT and McCann, Curry | Evening wRap

DOT cuts ties with McCann after ad controversy

Jun 15, 2017 - 4:00 PM

After initially standing by its allegedly plagiarized ad, the Department of Tourism now says it expects a public apology from McCann Worldgroup Philippines

DOT cuts ties with McCann after ad controversy

Calida, Duterte, NBA Finals | Evening wRap

Jun 13, 2017 - 9:02 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Calida, Duterte, NBA Finals | Evening wRap

DOT stands by 'Sights' ad despite plagiarism accusations

Jun 13, 2017 - 8:20 PM

Tourism Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre says that while the Philippine ad is similar to South Africa's, it has a unique proposition of attracting retirees

DOT stands by 'Sights' ad despite plagiarism accusations

McCann responds to plagiarism accusations vs DOT ad

Jun 13, 2017 - 2:17 PM

The McCann Worldgroup Philippines responds to critics who say that its 'Sights' commercial is similar to a South African tourism ad

McCann responds to plagiarism accusations vs DOT ad

New DOT ad criticized for being 'unoriginal'

Jun 13, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Netizens on social media point out that the theme, complete with the revelation at the end, is similar to a South African tourism ad

New DOT ad criticized for being 'unoriginal'

WATCH: DOT releases 'Experience the Philippines' ad

Jun 12, 2017 - 4:15 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Tourism unveils its second TV commercial, titled 'Sights'

WATCH: DOT releases 'Experience the Philippines' ad

Wanda Teo: Nickelodeon theme park in Coron 'pushing through'

Jun 01, 2017 - 3:47 PM

'They are not going to destroy the corals,' says Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo, recalling the personal assurance given to her by representatives of Viacom International Media Networks and Coral World Park Undersea Resorts

Wanda Teo: Nickelodeon theme park in Coron 'pushing through'

Trade, tourism chiefs downplay impact of martial law in Mindanao

May 25, 2017 - 7:52 AM

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez says the 'isolated incident' that prompted the declaration of martial law in Mindanao will not counter the country's growth momentum

Trade, tourism chiefs downplay impact of martial law in Mindanao

Tourism chief Teo asks Robredo, media to 'tone down' statements on killings

Mar 22, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Strong statements against extrajudicial killings in the country are making it difficult for the tourism department to promote the Philippines, says DOT chief Wanda Teo

Tourism chief Teo asks Robredo, media to 'tone down' statements on killings

TPB management: We'll cooperate in probe vs Cesar Montano

Mar 14, 2017 - 4:05 PM

(UPDATED) The management committee of the Tourism Promotions Board 'commits its full cooperation, guaranteeing the transparency of the agency in the entire process'

TPB management: We'll cooperate in probe vs Cesar Montano

Duterte backs Cesar Montano amid corruption allegations

Mar 13, 2017 - 9:05 PM

'I trust the guy,' says the President, adding that Montano already has money and would not ruin his reputation for 'a measly amount'

Duterte backs Cesar Montano amid corruption allegations

Cesar Montano faces complaint for 'mismanaging' tourism board

Mar 12, 2017 - 2:25 PM

(UPDATED) The complaint – by Tourism Promotions Board 'management and staff, together with the board members, tourism private sector, and a number of DOT regional directors' – is being reviewed by the Presidential Action Center

Cesar Montano faces complaint for 'mismanaging' tourism board

WATCH: DOT launches new ad campaign with family-focused TVC

Jan 26, 2017 - 3:10 PM

The Department of Tourism sticks to the 'It's More Fun in the Philippines' slogan but adds a twist

WATCH: DOT launches new ad campaign with family-focused TVC

Visa applications of Chinese to PH surge by 250%

Jan 26, 2017 - 1:15 PM

The number of Chinese applying for a tourist visa to the Philippines rises to 1,400 daily

Visa applications of Chinese to PH surge by 250%

Gov't: Security, traffic measures being set for Miss Universe pageant

Jan 04, 2017 - 6:45 PM

The Department of Transportation says they want to ensure the pageant won't cause hassles for commuters

Gov't: Security, traffic measures being set for Miss Universe pageant

Palace to gov't agencies: Don't spend for Miss Universe pageant

Jan 04, 2017 - 11:10 AM

While departments and local governments are ordered to support the international event, the Palace says it should not disrupt their work

Palace to gov't agencies: Don't spend for Miss Universe pageant

LOOK: Cesar Montano is officially DOT Tourism Promotions Board COO

Dec 20, 2016 - 4:30 PM

DOT Secretary Wanda Teo swears in Cesar Montano as the DOT's Tourism Promotions Board Chief Operating Officer

LOOK: Cesar Montano is officially DOT Tourism Promotions Board COO

DOT chief told: Limit free foreign trips of lawmakers

Dec 07, 2016 - 2:32 PM

But two lawmakers defended the long-standing practice, saying it helps legislators craft laws

DOT chief told: Limit free foreign trips of lawmakers

Pacquiao to be designated as PH’s poster boy for tourism

Dec 01, 2016 - 7:37 PM

House members approved the proposal to appoint the Pambansang Kamao as official DOT endorser

Pacquiao to be designated as PH’s poster boy for tourism

PH gov't to invest $23B in tourism infrastructure

Nov 28, 2016 - 10:05 PM

The 6-year National Tourism Development Plan includes new roads, port upgrades, and more tourism enterprise zones

PH gov't to invest $23B in tourism infrastructure

Vanilla Air to start flying Narita-Cebu on Christmas day

Oct 28, 2016 - 1:45 PM

Philippine Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo has also asked the unit of ANA Holdings to explore the possibility of a Tokyo-Davao route

Vanilla Air to start flying Narita-Cebu on Christmas day

PH, China to sign MOU on tourism cooperation

Oct 19, 2016 - 10:51 AM

Philippine Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo and China National Tourism Administration chief Li Jinzao will sign the MOU in the presence of President Rodrigo Duterte and China President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Thursday, October 20

PH, China to sign MOU on tourism cooperation

United Nations, Duterte ratings, Manny Pacquiao | 6PM wRap

Oct 12, 2016 - 8:16 PM

Watch the 6PM wRap with Zak Yuson

United Nations, Duterte ratings, Manny Pacquiao | 6PM wRap

DOT hopes Pacquiao can stage fight in PH to boost sports tourism

Oct 12, 2016 - 1:46 PM

Secretary Wanda Teo says the DOT is looking at a 'potential visitor market' for sporting events like boxing fights and hopes 'boxing promoters can make it happen'

DOT hopes Pacquiao can stage fight in PH to boost sports tourism

DOT addresses petition against holding Miss Universe pageant in PH

Oct 11, 2016 - 4:12 PM

The Department of Tourism issues a statement in response to a petition asking Miss Universe organizers not to hold the Miss Universe coronation night in the country

DOT addresses petition against holding Miss Universe pageant in PH

Updates: Miss Universe pageant in PH

Oct 04, 2016 - 11:30 PM

More details on what to expect as the Philippines makes plans to welcome candidates from around the world for the Miss Universe pageant in 2017

Updates: Miss Universe pageant in PH

Changes to come for DOT PH campaign

Oct 04, 2016 - 11:22 PM

The Department of Tourism is already working on a new campaign slogan to replace 'It's More Fun in the Philippines'

Changes to come for DOT PH campaign

Drilon seeks higher tourism budget amid 'negative' views on PH

Sep 14, 2016 - 9:30 AM

'More exposure as a country, the more tourists are coming, with the correct marketing plan,' says the Senate President Pro-Tempore

Drilon seeks higher tourism budget amid 'negative' views on PH

Meet the woman paving the way for gender-specific medical treatments

Sep 01, 2016 - 6:40 PM

31-year-old Heather Bowerman heads Dot Labs, a US-based startup that believes hormonal differences between men and women merit drugs tailor-made for each gender

Meet the woman paving the way for gender-specific medical treatments

Duterte doesn't want Steve Harvey to host Miss Universe 2016

Sep 01, 2016 - 2:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte may even raise his opposition with the Miss Universe Organization, says Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo

Duterte doesn't want Steve Harvey to host Miss Universe 2016

Chavit Singson secures major sponsors for Miss Universe 2016

Aug 29, 2016 - 4:50 PM

The group of Chavit Singson secures commitment from Philippine Airlines, SM, Japanese casino mogul Kazuo Okada, and Solar Entertainment, among others, the tourism chief says

Chavit Singson secures major sponsors for Miss Universe 2016

Duterte, Proxima Centauri, Britney Spears | 12PM wRap

Aug 25, 2016 - 12:20 PM

Watch the 12PM wRap with Zak Yuson

Duterte, Proxima Centauri, Britney Spears | 12PM wRap

Earth-like planet orbiting star nearest our Solar System

Aug 25, 2016 - 1:00 AM

Scientists confirm the presence of an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the star nearest our Solar System

Earth-like planet orbiting star nearest our Solar System

Duterte on PH hosting Miss Universe: 'I wouldn't spend money on that'

Jul 27, 2016 - 10:18 PM

President Duterte said that hosting Miss Universe in the country isn't among the priorities of his government

Duterte on PH hosting Miss Universe: 'I wouldn't spend money on that'

DOT proposes Davao to host Miss Earth 2016– report

Jul 20, 2016 - 10:02 PM

DOT Secretary Wanda Teo has met with Miss Earth representatives

DOT proposes Davao to host Miss Earth 2016– report

LOOK: La Trinidad houses turn into gigantic, colorful mural

Jun 26, 2016 - 7:30 PM

A huge, colorful mural is painted on houses on the hillside community of Stonehill, Botiwtiw and Sadjap (STOBOSA) in Barangay Balili, La Trinidad, Benguet

LOOK: La Trinidad houses turn into gigantic, colorful mural

Incoming DOT secretary: 'It's More Fun in the Philippines' to be retained

Jun 17, 2016 - 9:30 PM

'We will retain it because it has already attracted tourists to come to the Philippines,' says incoming Department of Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo

Incoming DOT secretary: 'It's More Fun in the Philippines' to be retained

Luxury hotel Conrad Manila opens its doors

Jun 16, 2016 - 3:30 PM

The SM-owned, Hilton-managed hotel is located in the flourishing Bay City district

Luxury hotel Conrad Manila opens its doors

Duterte’s picks, Diplomats, Orlando shooting | 12PM wRap

Jun 14, 2016 - 11:47 AM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Chay Hofileña

Duterte’s picks, Diplomats, Orlando shooting | 12PM wRap

Duterte names DOH, DOT, DTI secretaries

Jun 13, 2016 - 10:38 PM

(UPDATED) President-elect Rodrigo Duterte chooses Dr Paulyn Jean Rosell Ubial for the DOH, Wanda Corazon Teo for the DOT, and Ramon Lopez for the DTI

Duterte names DOH, DOT, DTI secretaries