By DAVAO TODAY
April 11 2014
By Daisy Jane Apit
Davao Today intern
DAVAO CITY – The Department of Tourism (DOT) has asked private landowners in the resort island of Samal to yield the road right of way to a planned massive construction of road network, to buoy up the island’s importance as the “key site” in regional tourism.
DOT XI Tourism Operations Officer, Eden David, told a press conference at Philippine Information Agency, that government would appeal to private landowners to give way to the road projects to open up the island to more tourism opportunities, including livelihood to local villagers.
Thursday 3rd of April 2014
ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL, April 3 (PIA) - Twenty-five new recruits of Special CAFGU Active Auxiliary (SCAA) are undergoing basic military techniques and Explosive Ordinance Reconnaissance Agent (EORA) Training for forty five (45) days in 72nd Infantry Battalion headquarter in Camp Manuel T. Yan Sr., Mawab, Comval Province from March 25 to May 10, 2014.
Posted on 06:25 PM, April 03, 2014
By Carmencita A. Carillo, Correspondent
DAVAO CITY -- Visitors who want to maximize their summer vacation may want to consider the Island Garden City of Samal where three big festivals supposedly held on different months have been lumped together to serve as the main attraction for Visit Samal 2014 from April 25 to May 3 this year.
"Visit Samal Island 2014 promises locals and tourists nine days of excitement with its traditional art forms merged with modern perspectives of island life, extreme activities, musical and cultural extravaganzas," said Jennifer D. Cariaga, Samal City investment and tourism officer.
Published in newsdesk.asia
TOURIST destinations in the Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) are undergoing major improvements as authorities promised of a grander tourism experience both foreigners and locals this summer.
The local government of the island city announced this as the tourism campaign Visit Samal Island rolls out. Started in 2012, the campaign will run from April to July.
WEDNESDAY, 26 MARCH 2014 18:15 PDF
BY CHENEEN R. CAPON
The local government unit of the Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCOS) is projecting a 20 percent increase in tourist arrivals in the city after it launched its Visit Samal 2014 campaign.
Jennifer D. Cariaga, City Investment and Tourism Officer of IGaCOS, said that the local tourism office was able to record at least 177,000 overnight tourists and 399,000 day visitors who arrived on the island last summer as recorded by resorts and accommodation establishments in the city.
Samal ecotourism program shines in World Conference
by Cherry Mae D. Palicte
February 27, 2014 (updated)
Island Garden City Of Samal, Davao del Norte – The village of Tagbaobo in Kaputian district here took the center stage during the recent 5th World Ecotourism Conference in Cebu City through the presentation of its ecotourism program.
With the theme “Marine and Coastal Ecotourism: Oceans of Uncertainties, Waves of Opportunities,” the Tagbaobo community-based tourism program was chosen along with the programs of four other local government units (LGUs) in the country in a presentation before hundreds of ecotourism stakeholders from all over the world.
Gene Rose Tecson, president of the Tagbaobo Tourism Council, showed an audio visual and PowerPoint present-ation highlighting the development of various tourism sites in the barangay (village) with the local residents as its prime movers.
Samal City expects 30% increase in number of visitors this year
February 18, 2014 10:18 pm
ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL, Davao del Norte, Feb. 18 — The Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCoS) expects at least a 30-percent increase in the number of visitors this year compared to last year.
The city's head of Investments and Tourism office, Jennifer D. Cariaga, told Davao business reporters in an interview that they expect more tourists, both domestic and foreign, to visit the island either for recreation or on business trip.
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