Puerto Princesa City celebrates 16th ‘Pangalipay sa Baybay’
Puerto Princesa City will cap off its week-long “Pangalipay sa Baybay” 2019 celebration today, April 27 . The festival’s name is a local dialect Cuyono phrase translated as “Merry Making at the Bay.” In the past five days, the City Baywalk saw fun-filled activities such as cars and bikes shows, a food festival where the public can sample the specialties of participating accommodations, and Zumba sessions and electronic dance music party for the young and young at heart. Meanwhile, the festival will feature a Baywalk Bodies 2019 competition for its final night tonight.
Tigerair to launch new Taiwan to Puerto Princesa City route
Tourists from Taoyuan, Taiwan can soon fly directly to Puerto Princesa City in Palawan via Tigerair . This will be possible as the international budget airline will be launching the said new route on June 7. Taoyuan is a special municipality in northwestern Taiwan. The management said it will offer three flights every week, departing from Taiwan Taoyuan International airport at 1:15 PM every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. This is in addition to the existing direct international flights from Taipei, which is seen to further boost the City’s tourism industry. Last year, arrival data shows that Taiwanese tourists ranked fourth among top foreign nationalities who visited the city.
Southern Palawan accommodations undergo DOT accreditation
In southern Palawan, around 60 tourist establishments, including accommodations, were inspected by tourism authorities for their compliance with the Tourism Act of 2009 . Once these primary tourism enterprises meet the requirements set in the Philippines’ Building Code, Solid Waste Management Act and other tourism and environment-related laws, they will be accredited to operate by the Department of Tourism (DOT). According to the Provincial Tourism Promotions and Development Department (PTPDD), the inspected establishments are complete in documentary requirements, but particularly need to put up rest areas, safety deposit boxes and ramps for persons with disabilities. Their staff also needs to be trained on basic life support to get DOT accreditation.
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