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Iligan’s Sikyop Adventure: exploring underground river, canyoneering and more

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 17 September) --  Underground river,  Pagangon Falls, wild orchids in a rainforest, canyoneering and more await you on your Sikyop...

PAL launches Cotabato–Tawi-Tawi flight

BONGAO, Tawi-Tawi (MindaNews / 9 June) – The inaugural Cotabato – Tawi-Tawi flight touched down at the Sanga-Sanga Airport here at 8:51...

Tourism sector welcomes lifting of COVID restrictions in Davao City

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 March) – Department of Tourism (DOT)-Davao regional director Tanya Rabat-Tan welcomes the lifting of all coronavirus disease (COVID-19)...

DavOr tourists required to get prior booking to popular sites; ‘walk-ins’ prohibited

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 7 Oct) – The provincial government of Davao Oriental is requiring all visitors who are planning to stay at any...

Davao City’s tourism businesses lost P1 billion during Kadayawan

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 22 Sep) – Revenue losses of tourism-related businesses in Davao City were estimated at P1 billion just for the entire...

Siargao town first in Surigao del Norte to ban use of plastic bags

PILAR, Siargao Island  (MindaNews / 11 March) -- Single-use plastic bags are no longer allowed in this town, the first to do so in...

Ozamiz City: from a violent past, to a destination for tourists, pilgrims

OZAMIZ CITY (MindaNews / 03 March) -- Seven months after the brutal slaying of Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog and 14 of his relatives in an...

Yoga on Wheels:  Mindanao’s fitness program with a twist

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 03 March) -- I consider my involvement with Hatha yoga both as a practitioner and leader as a journey to...

 Mt. Minandar: from waves to summit

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao (MindaNews / 22 April) --  Maguindanao never fails to amaze us. With new natural attractions discovered and explored every now and...

MAS LINGAW SA MINDANAW: Go zipline riding in Aliwagwag Falls

Karen Lou Deloso / Davao Oriental Provincial Information Officer DAVAO ORIENTAL (MindaNews/11 April) – The Provincial Government of Davao Oriental opened on Sunday, April 5,...

Region 12 targets Western Visayas as next tourism market

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 17 March) – Tourism stakeholders in Region 12 are looking at the Western Visayas as the next top market...

Waterfalls galore!

TRAVEL/FITNESS ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 09 March) – Until recently, I’ve been to eight of Iligan’s two dozen or so waterfalls. Twice I was commissioned...

Bigger crowd seen this year in Mindanao’s biggest beach party

GUMASA, Sarangani (April 22, 2013) – The growing crowd each year flocking into the white sand beaches here in Glan never fails to hype...

Caves protection in Davao Norte town pushed

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 March) – About a hundred caves are found in New Corella town in Davao del Norte but mostly have...

GenSan’s biggest hotel nears completion

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/07 March) — A consortium of Chinese-Filipino businessman is eyeing to open a P250 million six-story, 111-room high-end hotel in this...

Exclusive rights for big sponsors defeat spirit of Kaamulan’

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/05 March) – The provincial government should have disallowed some companies from enjoying exclusive rights during the Kaamulan even if they were...

UNA senatorial bets coming to Malaybalay for Kaamulan 2013 celebration

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/01 March)- -Senatorial candidates of the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) are set to hold a campaign sortie here during the Kaamulan 2013...
Paragliding in Saragani province. Photo courtesy of Cocoy Sexcion / SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE

More tourism investments for Sarangani pushed

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/03 February) -- The Department of Tourism (DOT) is pushing for the entry of more investments on tourism infrastructure and related...

Lanuza holds Surfing Festival Nov. 12-17

BUTUAN CITY (MindaNews / 7 Nov) – All is set for the Lanuza Surfing Festival and Agri-Aqua Tourism Trade Fair in the town of...

TIEZA allots P15-M for Bukidnon eco-cultural tourism park

MALAYBALAY CITY – The Tourism Infrastructure Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) has earmarked P15 million for the establishment of the Bukidnon eco-cultural tourism park in...

City doc runs Ilongo-style hospitality resort in Sarangani

GUMASA, Sarangani (Sarangani Information Office/11 April) – Dr. Delfin Besquillo traded his family businesses in Metro Manila for a beachfront in Gumasa, Glan. He finds solace here that he longs the community to cherish and for tourists to experience. 

Dr. Besquillo, 77, is a retired dental surgeon. Along with wife Solficia and five children, he wants to see and share their Ilongo-style hospitality, finally turning their property in Gumasa to one of the newest and unique tourism destinations in Sarangani. Welcome to Coco Beach Resort.  

“Tourism is about friends, about public relations,” Dr. Besquillo mused. 

DOT-12 to lead delegation to Wow Philippines event in Intramuros

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/8 Jan) -- The tourism office of Southwestern Mindanao will be sending 100 out-of-school youth and grade school children garbed in colorful Moro and indigenous attires when the region leads this year’s opening of the Wow Philippines Best of the Regions Showcase in Intramuros, Manila.

Which aspect of Davao tourism?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 April) --  The tourism council has yet to decide on which aspect of tourism Davao would pursue but assured it would market the city with what is and what is not.

Mt. Apo’s tourism potentials pushed

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/Feb 21) – The city government of Kidapawan wants to focus on the tourism potentials of Mt. Apo, the country’s highest mountain with its beautiful peak and steaming blue lake.

DOT to go global in campaigan for T’nalak Fest next year

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/19 July) -- After successfully marketing Davao City and the famed Kadayawan Festival in the international tourism market a year ago, the Department of Tourism (DOT) now plans to tap South Cotabato's T'nalak Festival as the country's banner attraction for its global tourism campaign next year, Tourism Secretary Joseph Ace Durano said.

SouthCot eyes P100-M to develop Lake Sebu for ecotourism

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/19 July) -- South Cotabato officials have unveiled a multimillion development package to transform the famous resort town of Lake Sebu as one of the country's top ecotourism destinations.

Foreign diplomats to grace Bukidnon’s Kaamulan fest

MALAYBALAY CITY (MIndaNews/06 February) --  For a change, Bukidnon's annual Kaamulan festival opens on February 10, a month ahead of the founding date itself,  with ambassadors from at least 10 countries invited to grace it, the province's tourism officer said.

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