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Published on : Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The Philippines remains a safe and fun destination for all tourists notwithstanding the recent Typhoon Haiyan, and tourism establishments and activities continue to be operational.Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia J. Eduardo Malaya made the reassurance as the Philippine Department of Tourism prepared for the arrival of 112 Malaysians and Filipinos based in Malaysia under the Embassy’s “Ambassador’s Tour to the Philippines” from Nov 21 to 25.
“Top destinations in the Visayas including the world-famous Boracay island were largely unaffected by the typhoon,” he said in a statement Wednesday.He said participants would enjoy the three days of tour within and around Manila, with trips to historical Intramuros, a day at the Villa Escudero and optional tours to Tagaytay and Corregidor. Joining the tour are noted personalities including Othman Merican, Shapadu Energy and Engineering Sdn Bhd’s Aminuddin Abdul Rahman, Forex Cargo-Malaysia director Tess Dizon and Azdaman Engineering general manager Edna Encarnacion.
“There has been no cancellation among the participants,” he said. The tour was initiated by the Embassy to highlight the Malaysian tourists’ increasing interests on the Philippines and showcase the unique attractiveness of its tourism destinations, as well as to allow Filipinos to reconnect and rediscover their roots.”It is our wish that with this tour, we can say that Filipinos are as accommodating and welcoming as ever to any visitor who comes to its shores. We can reaffirm to the world that the Filipino spirit is indomitable and unbreakable,” he said.