2011

 

December 2011

This is our fight– Palea president

Speaking before a low turnout of participation from AIT students, the Philippine Airlines Employees Association (PALEA) president Gerry Rivera emphasized on Friday that their row with the legacy carrier has already developed into a broader fight against contractualization in the Philippines. [more]

September 2011

PAL to lay-off 2,600 employees

The country’s legacy airline shall be pushing through with its initial plan of outsourcing services such as catering and telesales operations in a survival strategy attempt to save US$ 10 to 15 million annually, affecting 2,600 employees, who, management says, will be transferred to third-party companies. [more]

We will transform DoT, country–Jimenez

In his third week in office, DoT Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Jr. appeared before the tourism press on Monday, September 12 for the first time after his official acceptance of the post in Malacañang, answering important issues and describing his leadership views for the industry. [more]

1bn at stake for New 7 Wonders title

Just two months away from closing of polls, the Philippines’ Puerto Princesa bid is intensifying its call for support among citizens particularly the student youth, perceived as more engaged in SMS messaging than other age brackets, with a much improved national brand and at least a potential US$ 1 billion economic value over five years at stake. [more]

August 2011

WOO is Ramon Jimenez?

After the surprising resignation of Alberto Lim as Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary, a lot of speculation had been arising as to who will be appointed to succeed him when he officially vacates the position on August 31. One of the more prominent names circling the news belongs to a certain Ramon Jimenez Jr. [more]

Alberto Lim Resigns

August 12–Alberto Lim formally resigned as tourism secretary, effective August 31, after waves of criticism, the most recent of which from the Management Association of the Philippines in mid-July. [more]

Nat’l Tourism Plan Waits for Aquino’s Approval

The National Tourism Development Plan is scheduled to be presented and signed by the President after his State of the Nation Address, said Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim last July 22. [more]

PH Hotel Rating Back to Star-System

The Department of Tourism is set to bring back the five-star hotel rating system, finally having decided to adopt the internationally-recognized star symbol for the accommodation industry. [more]

Last Hilton Leaves PH

Oikonomos International Resources Corporation ended its management agreement with Hilton Worldwide after six years of contract in the property owner’s boutique resort in Mactan Island, Cebu. [more]

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