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  • 1 of 10 This year, the Philippines chairs ASEAN

    The Philippines chairs ASEAN on its 50th year with the theme "Partnering for Change, Engaging the World."

  • 2 of 10 ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons Enters into Force with Philippines' deposit of Instrument of Ratification

    The Philippines is the sixth ASEAN Member State to ratify the ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons (ACTIP) after Cambodia, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam, and Myanmar.

  • 3 of 10 AICHR PH Pushes for 2 Major Projects in 2017

    The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Philippines pushes for two major projects during the Philippines' ASEAN Chairmanship this year during the 23rd Meeting of AICHR in Boracay on February 13-15.

  • 4 of 10 Secretary Yasay Chairs the ASEAN Ministers Meeting Retreat

    Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto R. Yasay, Jr. will host and chair the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting Retreat (AMM Retreat) in Boracay on February 21.

  • 5 of 10 ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat in Boracay, Aklan, Philippines

    Partnering for Change, Engaging the World: ASEAN Foreign Ministers link arms as a show of solidarity during the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat in Boracay, Aklan, Philippines on February 21.

  • 6 of 10 PH Foreign Affairs Secretary Yasay and Vietnam Deputy PM Pham Binh Minh Discuss Matters of Common Concern
    Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto R. Yasay, Jr. twinning with Vietnam Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh during their bilateral meeting in Boracay on February 20

  • 7 of 10 Philippines, Turkey ink MOU on tourism cooperation

    Philippine Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon Tulfo-Teo and Turkish Minister for Culture and Tourism Nabi Avci signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Tourism Cooperation aimed at encouraging more people from the PHilippines and Turkey to visit each others' countries.  Photo courtesy: Yasin Aras, Anadolu Agency

  • 8 of 10 Let's Celebrate Our Deep Sense of Kinship!

    Celebrating One ASEAN: Secretary of Foreign Affairs Perfecto R. Yasay, Jr. invites the guests of the AMM Retreat Welcome Dinner to celebrate their common ASEAN heritage.

  • 9 of 10 Filipino Teacher Honored in China

    Filipina teacher Lilian Albarico receives the Tengwengge Friendship Award, the highest honorary award given to foreign expatriate in Nanchang City, for her excellence in teaching.

  • 10 of 10 PH elected Chair of ASEAN-Korea Centre Council for 2017

    Philippine Ambassador to South Korea Raul Hernandez was recently elected chair of the ASEAN-Korea Centre Council for 2017.

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12 May 2015 - The Philippine Tourism Promotions Board of the Department of Tourism (DOT), through its Representative Office in Singapore, conducted a sales mission to Singapore on May 07. The highlight of the sales mission is the business matching session at the Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre.  The guest of honor for the sales event was Philippine Ambassador to Singapore Antonio A. Morales who delivered the welcome address. 

The Philippine delegation was composed of 15 companies that included travel agencies, tour operators, representatives of hotels and resorts and three airlines—Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and Silk Air.  Delegates from the government side included Officer-in-Charge James A. Sy and Marketing Specialist Pauline H. Lazaro of the ASEAN and Pacific Division of the International Promotions Department, Tourism Promotions Board. The Marketing Director of the DOT Representative Office in Singapore Charles Leong, was also present.

In his welcome address, Ambassador Morales recalled the speech of Philippine Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez last year during the launch of DOT’s latest promotion campaign dubbed “Visit Philippines 2015”. Ambassador Morales recalled that Secretary Jimenez emphasized that “the Philippines and Singapore can work closely together in promoting each other’s country as a tourist destination.” He also noted that the Philippines’ “biggest selling point are the Filipinos themselves who are by nature, one of the warmest and most hospitable people on earth, which is one the reasons why the rate of return of tourists to the Philippines is at 65 percent.” Ambassador Morales exhorted the participants to the sales mission event “to reinvigorate our partnership to promote tourism.”

During the one-on-one business matching session, members of the Philippine delegation were given the rare opportunity to personally meet their counterparts from Singapore and discuss in detail the various offerings of the Filipino companies. There were around 65 participants from Singapore, including travel agencies, tour operators and online ticket agents. Towards the end of the event, there was a raffle draw where round-trip tickets to various destinations and hotel accommodations in the Philippines were given away. END