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Pilipinas kay Ganda may still be junked

By Mayen Jaymalin – Tourism officials may have to drop the new “Pilipinas kay Ganda” tourism slogan after it drew widespread criticism and even ridicule a day after its launch.

Philippines now 'PH,' not RP, says DFA

The Philippines has long been known by the initials “RP” for “Republic of the Philippines.” However, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) says from now on, it will be using the initials “PH” or “PHL” when referring to the Philippines.

RP tourism gets media boost for 2010 travel season

By Patrick Camara Ropeta – The outlook for Philippine tourism looks promising after it received a string of good publicity from online and print media, boosting the country’s profile at the start of 2010.

3M foreign tourists visit RP in 2009, same as in ’08

By Marilou Guieb – Despite the economic crisis, destructive typhoons, the threat of kidnapping and gory stories of massacres, the Philippines managed to stay afloat with tourism arrivals.

Hidden treasures of the Philippines

By Alejandro R. Roces – We have written on our man-made tourism resources in the past. Resources, such as our churches, along with our overwhelming natural resources, remain our best option for encouraging tourists to visit the Philippines.

Tourism campaign engages audience of new media

By Sonia Mao – Forget mere traditional advertisements and colourful brochures; the Philippines is getting edgier with new media to posture itself as a destination for the adventurous and music lovers.