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DOH enjoins local food makers to fortify products with adequate iodine salt

DARAGA, Albay – Consumers of manufactured or processed food products will soon be looking for the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Diamond Sangkap Pinoy Seal (DSPS) reflected on labels of the commodities they are buying. This seal will reassure them that what they are buying and consuming are manufactured according to national standard on good …

Tourist arrivals in Legaspi to hit 0.9 M-mark this year

LEGAZPI CITY – This prime Bicol metropolis recognized as Bicol’s travel industry center would be an inch closer to hitting the one-million tourist arrivals mark this year, according to the Department of Tourism. “I am optimistic that the city is going to realize 900,000 arrivals by the end of this year, a sensational prelude to …

From Donsol to Matnog, Sorsogon province is eco-cultural tourism destination

SORSOGON CITY — From tip to tip, the unassertive province of Sorsogon is indisputably a striking eco-cultural tourism destination that many can bet others do not know about. At the western border of the province is the municipality of Donsol that undeniably is the most known ecotourism destination of Bicol for the world’s largest school …

Massive agri-ecotourism park eyed in Catanduanes university site

LEGAZPI CITY -– A huge portion of the sprawling Catanduanes State University (CSU) complex in Virac, the island-province’s capital, is being eyed for development as an agri-tourism site under the government’s Flagship Tourism Enterprise Zone (FTEZ) program. When realized, the over 50-hectare section of the 120-hectare CSU campus will be known as the Catanduanes Agri-Ecotourism …

Historic Albay town bares enormous tourism growth

CAMALIG, Albay – Rich in history, culture and natural wonders, this quaint municipality sitting close to the foot of majestic Mt. Mayon is pulling a dramatic local tourism industry lift. In its report released Friday, the Municipal Tourism Office (MTO) said that for the inclusive period covering April to June this year alone, the municipality …

DOT-Bicol to send tourism, trade, investment mission to US

LEGAZPI CITY — The regional office for Bicol here of the Department of Tourism (DOT) is sending this month a mission to the United States (US) to promote the region’s potentials as a tourism, trade and investment destination. This will be the “14th Tourism, Trade and Investment Mission to the USA” wherein the delegates will …

DOST invites Bicol’s farm sector to agri products, technology demo during S&T Week

LEGAZPI CITY – The regional office for Bicol here of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is inviting Bicolano agri-industry stakeholders to see for themselves the latest agricultural product innovations and technology which will be showcased during the celebration of the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) next month. The Philippine Council for Agriculture, …

Old peso bills phased out by 2017, BSP-Bicol reminds public

LEGAZPI CITY – Stop holding on to your old peso bills! Let them out of your money boxes now as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is now in the process of demonetizing these old banknotes belonging to the New Design Series (NDS). The process that took off last Jan. 1 is in line with …

Matnog’s Subic Beach lures Lenten vacationers; flocks of summer tourists expected

MATNOG, Sorsogon  – There are no hotels, restaurants or even makeshift cottages in the beach that is now drawing a lot of Lenten Week vacationers. Instead, Subic Beach, which is surrounding the tiny Calintaan Island in this impoverished coastal town at the southern tip of Luzon more popularly known as the jumping board between Bicol …

Legazpi to offer incentives to new tourism investments in the city

LEGAZPI CITY — An ordinance that would provide for incentives to new tourism industry investments in this city serving as Bicol’s tourism center is now being pushed for enactment by the local legislative council. Among the salient provisions of the proposed ordinance is the grant of business tax payment exemption to newly registered tourism enterprises …

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