Travel Guide to the Philippines – Your Must Read

The Philippines, officially the Republic of the Philippines, is an extremely unique archipelagic nation in Southeast Asia. It is located in the South Pacific Ocean, near the coasts of Taiwan and Malaysia. It consists of more than 7,000 islands, which are broadly classified into three main geographical divisions – North, South and West.

The Philippines is a sovereign country, so it enjoys complete freedom and independence. It enjoys good relations with most countries in the South Pacific area including China, Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan, Philippines and India. In terms of tourism, the country has a great deal of potential tourist potential. Most tourists usually come to the Philippines to visit the popular tourist destinations of Manila, its sister cities in Mindanao and Dumaguete, the capital city of the Philippines. Other prominent Philippine beaches that attract tourists are the Eastern Visayas beaches, Baguio City, Bohol, Bacolod, Banaue, Candolim, Caticlan, Davao, Samui, Teguiseh, Tarlac, Abigazhang, North Bays and Northern Samar. Most popular among tourists visiting the Philippines are the Philippines’ famous and popular tourist spots such as the Manila International Airport, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, San Buenaventura, Mount Abu, Samal Island, Fort Bonifacio, Taal Volcano, Baguio City, Caticlan, Cagayan de Comele, Davao Oriental, Alabang Beach, ABS-CBN/ broadcasters Network, JKD Television, Manila Zoo, Ayala Beach, Malacanang Palace, Marikin Beach, Bohol, Bacolod, Banaue, Samal Island, Mount Trench, Gorong Batur, Baguio City, Batangas Beach, Cavite, Manila North Harbor, Samal Island, Bacolod, North Dumaguete, North Pagayo, South Dumaguete, South Tagaytay City, Baguio City, Cebu City and Bohol.

A travel guide to the Philippines is a must read for anyone who plans to visit the country’s fascinating and colorful tourist spots. A thorough knowledge of travel destinations and locations in the Philippines will also help in planning a vacation here. With a little research and planning, the fun and excitement of visiting the most exotic Filipino places will surely be a memorable experience for everyone.


Philippine Culture – A Strong Prerequisite For International Business Success

The Philippine culture is primarily known for its long history and the fact that it has incorporated every aspect of culture from all over the world. It’s culture is characterized by its rich history, colorful festivals, and diverse heritage. The Philippines has a very large Christian population that constitutes about eighty-five percent of the total population. The country’s culture is greatly influenced by the Spaniards, who brought the spice and the culture of the New World to the Philippines. The Philippines is the home of the first Philippine Islands after the Spanish colonists, New Spain. With regards to the Filipino people, the Filipinos have the distinction of being the largest minority group in the United States – with an estimated ten million Americans of Filipino descent.

In terms of a measure of the Philippine culture, a very high percentage of the people in the Philippines, both men and women, rate their personal freedom and the degree of social responsibility highly. It should be noted that these are views that are widely shared by people in other countries, and not just the people of the Philippines. When it comes to an international perspective, the people in the Philippines have consistently demonstrated a high degree of social responsibility and freedom, which is consistent with other low scorers such as Nepal, Bhutan, El Salvador, Honduras, and Cambodia. The high score in the economic freedom index is an outlier and reflects the relatively poor performance of Philippine societies.

While the Philippines is emerging into a global economy, it is important to note that the quality of life in the country remains highly dependent on the individual. In many ways, the Philippines can be seen as a society separated into two – the urban middle class and the rural poor. The poor would still need to participate in the economic growth of the Philippines through small-scale entrepreneurship and employment as well as through public works projects such as irrigation projects and rural development projects. A low economic growth score for the Philippines is therefore closely linked to the degree of individual and family contribution to economic development.


Baguaio, the Next Florida Destination

In preparation for the Philippine tourism industry’s growth in the coming years, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has formulated a series of measures to strengthen the capacity of its existing and upcoming programmes. One of these measures is to upgrade and modernize the existing POEA or the Philippine Overseas Enterprise. The Philippine Overseas Enterprise (POEA) programme is presently undergoing various stages of development, all aimed to meet the requirements of both the Government and the private sector. One such measure is to further enhance the services and amenities provided by the POEA to the general public, in order to help the industry establish a solid base in the country.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and the POEA Board of Directors (the members of which are the Secretary of Tourism and the General Manager of the Philippine Islands Development Authority) have recently launched a memorandum circular on January 13th, titled “MBA Guidelines on Tourism Enhancement”. This circular outlines the procedures and policies that will be taken effect from now on in order to facilitate the development and expansion of the Philippine tourism industry. Among the measures included in this circular are measures to standardise the rules and structures governing the admissions and immunizations of Filipino citizens in foreign tourist facilities, and in foreign resorts and destinations in the Philippines. The Secretary of Foreign Affairs is also recommending that the POEA become a member of the Philippine Travel Franchising Corporation (PTCF). The aim of this move is to promote the growth of the tourism industry in the country.

The circular also offers assistance to the Philippine Overseas Enterprise in its bid to become a member of the Miami-Dade County’s tourism board, the Florida Destination Industry Association (FDIA), which handles the tourism sector in the county. The move is part of the government’s strategy to expand the footprint of its businesses in other US cities, particularly in Florida. The proposed association will require the Philippine Enterprise to join the FDIA, a body with over one hundred member companies in over seventy counties across Florida. There is no precise estimate as to how many jobs the expansion of the Baguio airport could generate for the people of Baguaio, but it is clear that the county’s tourism sector needs the backing of the United States government. It is hoped that the new member of the POEA will encourage more US tourists to visit the Philippines and increase the number of Philippine visitors in Florida, making the state a more popular destination for international tourists.