Philippines launches tourism drive

The Philippine government is rolling out a new campaign to boost the number of Hong Kong visitors to levels last seen before Manila hostage crisis.

Thursday, 14 June, 2012, 12:00am

Travellers' checks

One for the ladies

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Sun, sea but no sex, please, on Boracay

Being caught having sex on the beach in Boracay is not the only thing that could land you in hot water.

So could a tryst on a boat or in a diving shop, disco or even a hotel room, under laws proposed to curb 'indecent acts' on the Philippines' most renowned party island.

17 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Big deal

Escape for a weekend at the Boracay Regency Beach Resort in the Philippines for HK$3,180 per person twin share. The three-day, two-night package includes round-trip tickets on Philippine Airlines, daily breakfast and transfers to the ferry pier and on to the hotel. The package excludes fuel surcharges and taxes and is valid until September 30.

12 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

Holiday heists

17 May 2009 - 12:00am

Philippine singing hits all the right notes, but spare us the silly tourism jingle

Visiting performer Lea Salonga (pictured left with Teresa Carpio) was honoured by the Philippine consulate general and the country's Department of Tourism on Monday in a cocktail tribute at the W Hotel to Filipino musicians.

27 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Move to reassure Boracay investors

Philippines insists rights to be respected

The Philippine government has moved to reassure Hong Kong investors in the popular holiday island of Boracay that their rights will be respected and law and order issues will be addressed.

16 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Siege of Boracay hits HK investors

Goons invade resort amid land rights row

Hong Kong investors will this week step up their campaign against what they say is a land grab by the Philippine government on the holiday island of Boracay.

9 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Where is your ideal summer holiday destination?

Ateeb Waqar , 14

Spain has always been my dream destination. It's always been a wonderful fiesta ('party' in Spanish) country and that's what I'm attracted to. And the food is just amazing! Super-spicy food is just my thing. What's more, I learn Spanish at school and it would be great to use it on some locals!

Jason Yang, 15

3 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Quest has finish line on the horizon

We're nearly there. By last night Quest was less than 100 nautical miles from completing the China Sea Race, sailing about 20 miles west of the Philippine coast, and the talk on board had turned to cold beer and hot showers.

17 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Big Deal

Tiglion Travel is selling a three-night Boracay package from $3,090, including flights with Philippine Airlines to Kalibo via Manila (with one optional free stopover), and bus and boat transfers between Kalibo and Boracay. The resort at this price is the mid-range Patio Pacific (www.patiopacificboracay.

22 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Boracay murders suspect on the loose

A German man has disappeared in the Philippines after being charged over the killings of three Hong Kong businessmen and a Filipino maid.

7 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Unfair to Boracay

NEVER have I read a more slanted and biased article on Boracay Island in the Philippines (Sunday Morning Post Magazine, December 4). Frankly, I am sick and tired of reporters from Hong Kong giving the Philippines a bum rap.

8 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Extra protection planned for foreigners in Boracay

THE Philippine Government will beef up protection for foreigners on the resort island of Boracay following the high-profile rape case of ex-Hong Kong businesswoman Gillian Martin.

Aklan provincial governor Corazon L. Cabagnot said yesterday security patrols and street lighting would be increased to offset a spate of bad publicity the island had been getting.

25 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Patrols on Boracay

THE Philippine Department of Tourism sympathises with Gill Martin ('Shot, beaten, raped', Sunday Morning Post Magazine, July 17) and condemns crimes like this perpetrated against women.

18 Sep 1994 - 12:00am