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World class airports to rise in Cebu and Palawan


Manila: Two world-class airports that will mainly cater to tourists will soon rise in Central Philippines’ Cebu and in Palawan.

Construction works for the new international terminal, the P14.4 billion (Dh1.17 billion) Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), kicked off last week, Department of Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said.

When completed by 2018, the terminal facility will be the in country’s second-biggest gateway after the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila.Read more: World class airports to rise in Cebu and Palawan

#Daydream: Sabang Beach, Palawan


We know how it is. You’re stuck at your desk and the day seems to be going on forever. Your mind starts to wander — at first to “anywhere but here,” but then to exotic, faraway lands where your everyday problems and stress melt in the presence of true paradise. You want to go to there, and we want to go with you. Every day at 3 p.m. Eastern, we’ll send you a picture of the place we at Yahoo Travel are daydreaming about so we can all take that mental vacation together. Let’s go to…Read more: #Daydream: Sabang Beach, Palawan

Palawan ferry service latest by next year


Kota Kinabalu: Kudat will become a hub for bilateral trade between the State via the district and Palawan, Philippines once a jetty and ramps for the ‘Roll On, Roll Out’ (RoRo) ferry services are operational, latest, by early next year.

Special Tasks Minister Datuk Teo Chee Kang said the Federal Government has allocated RM8.84 million to construct facilities as preparation for the RoRo ferry services in Kudat.Read more: Palawan ferry service latest by next year

Palawan (first of two parts)

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IT is 2010. The van winds through snakelike roads on its way to Sabang, cramped with strangers, a carsick child and an overwhelmed mother. The mother fancies herself a traveler, so the child supposedly, should be too. They are on a mission, these two, to prove that motherhood, accidental or otherwise, is never a hindrance to dreams.Read more: Palawan (first of two parts)

Aquino checks on Palawan, Cebu airports


PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines—President Aquino on Monday inspected the construction work on the new international airport here, one of his administration’s main tourism-boosting infrastructure projects.

The facility, targeted for completion in 2017, aims to upgrade Palawan’s capacity to handle more tourists.

The President made a 30-minute stopover at the airport before proceeding to Cebu City. He was briefed by an official of Kumho Industrial Co. (Kumho-GS), the Korean group undertaking the project.Read more: Aquino checks on Palawan, Cebu airports

2 M passengers a year seen with new Palawan airport


President Aquino inspects the Puerto Princesa Airport development project yesterday. With him are Palawan Gov. Jose Alvarez, Korean Ambassador Kim Jae-Shin and other local officials.
MANILA, Philippines – Tourist arrivals in Palawan are expected to increase with the newly renovated Puerto Princesa International Airport in Palawan, an official said yesterday.Read more: 2 M passengers a year seen with new Palawan airport

Reject coal plant, Jimenez asks Aquino


PUERTO PRINCESA CITY—Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez has asked President Aquino to reject a 15-megawatt coal-fired power plant planned to be put up in Palawan province by the Consunji group’s energy company DMCI Power Corp.

In an urgent memorandum to President Aquino dated June 25, a copy of which was obtained by the Inquirer from a source in the Department of Tourism (DOT), Jimenez warned Malacañang that the approval of the coal plant would imperil Palawan’s booming tourism sector.Read more: Reject coal plant, Jimenez asks Aquino

Waverly Pictures launches Waves


MANILA, Philippines – Cebu-based Waverly Pictures marks its initial foray in the local commercial film market via Waves, a romantic drama starring Baron Geisler, Polish model/actress Ilona Struzik, Pilar Pilapil and Pilar’s real-life brother, Leo Pilapil.

Making his directorial debut is Don Gerardo Frasco, a native of Liloan, Cebu who pursued his filmmaking and photography studies at the International Academy of Film and Television and the New York Film Academy.Read more: Waverly Pictures launches Waves

DOTC to bid out 3 Palawan airports separately from 5 regional airports


The government will be bidding out the development of three airports in Palawan separately from the five regional airports currently being auctioned off by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC).

This developed as the DOTC Prequalification, Bids and Awards Committee has decided to finally exclude Puerto Princesa Airport from the ongoing bidding of the development, operations and maintenance projects for Bacolod-Silay, Iloilo, Davao, Laguindingan and New Bohol airports.Read more: DOTC to bid out 3 Palawan airports separately from 5 regional airports

LOOK: Toni and Paul Soriano honeymoon photos


Words: Rizza Benedicto

Newlyweds Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano are currently in Amanpulo, Pamalican Island, Palawan, for their honeymoon.

Toni posted on her Instagram account (@celestinegonzaga) photos of herself and her husband in the island.

Looks like the two are having the best time of their lives.Read more: LOOK: Toni and Paul Soriano honeymoon photos

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