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DOT's "It's More Fun in the Philippines" campaign on target; Visitor arrivals to PH in first quarter of 2012 reach "all-tim
InterAksyon.com, citing information from the Department of Tourism (DOT), reports that "visitor arrivals to the Philippines hit an all-time high of 1,148,072 during the first three months of 2012, posting an increase of 16.03 percent versus last yearís arrivals of 989,501 for the same period."
Published on: May 9, 2012 - 9:22am

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InterAksyon.com, citing information from the Department of Tourism (DOT), reports that "visitor arrivals to the Philippines hit an all-time high of 1,148,072 during the first three months of 2012, posting an increase of 16.03 percent versus last yearís arrivals of 989,501 for the same period."

InterAksyon.com quoted DOT Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez Jr., who said, "During this period, visitors to the Philippines increased by 16 percent to hit almost 1.15 million. From this record, we have now achieved 25 percent of our international visitor target of 4.6 million for this year."

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  • tambay sa kanto
    @Pilipino,
    @Mark
    @Pepe at Pilar,

    magaling kayo talaga, sama ako dyan
    May 14 2012 @ 11:32am     Reply  
  • ***usisero***
    @Pilipino,
    @Pepe at Pilar,

    anong usapan iyan ha? pasali naman. at nandito pala si glad to be pinoy. Glad, ikaw ba ang nagsulat sa 'It's more fun in the Philippines" na feed. username mo gamit. may sagot ako sa iyo.
    May 13 2012 @ 09:12am     Reply  
  • filipina ako
    @Mark, @Pilipino,

    thanks a bunch! nice to know that.
    May 11 2012 @ 11:44am     Reply  
  • tambay sa kanto
    basta may increase sa pagdating ng mga turista, ok iyon. At least nagbunga na ang "It's more fun in the Philippines"
    May 10 2012 @ 01:12pm     Reply  
  • Mark
    It is really more fun in the Philippines! Way to go Philippines. Let us not abuse our natural resources and do better than this.
    May 10 2012 @ 11:15am     Reply  
  • Yarr
    Why so nega, Genuine? Besides, yr argument is moot; the influx of these people here for the "nubile lolitas" is not exactly a recent phenomenon.
    May 09 2012 @ 08:52pm     Reply  
  • Genuine
    And a chunk of these arrivals, not all, are not in it for the sights, but are in it for what nubile lolitas in these islands can offer these modern-day conquistadors.
    May 09 2012 @ 08:05pm     Reply  
  • filipina ako
    This is good news to us, filipinos. We showcase to the world what beauty we have. Nothing can beat that, it really is more fun in the Philippines, I guess. Although, we can better this, we can still improve on this. Together, let us preserve the beauty that our motherland has and let us strive to be the best in everything. Let us not forget our Philippines no matter where we go and no matter where our dreams take us. This is filipina ako, proud to me...a filipina
    May 09 2012 @ 10:58am     Reply   Hide replies
    • Glad to be Pinoy
      @filipina ako: i agree. i am also happy DOT is meeting its target. If DOT continues to perform this way, then the tourism industry of the philippines will be doing well. needless to say, DOT shall try to achieve beyond its target. mabuhay ka, mr. jimenez, gayoon na rin sa iyong mga kasama sa DOT.
      May 10 2012 @ 01:27am     Reply   Hide replies
      • Pilipino
        welcome back, Glad. long time absent sa spot.
        May 10 2012 @ 10:58am     Reply   Hide replies
        • Glad to be Pinoy
          it is good to see you again, pilipino.....salamat sa "welcome back". bumigay ang laptop ko kaya ako nawala.
          May 10 2012 @ 11:20am     Reply   Hide replies
          • Pilipino
            @Glad,
            kailangan din kasi ng pahinga ng ating mga gadgets, Glad.

            @Mark,

            oo, choc nut, sabi ni filipina ako sa isang feed ng makita nya ang picture ng choc nut. dun sa "it's more fun in the Philippines" na feed yata iyon. Simple talaga sya di katulad ng ex ko kaya pala mahilig sa dark belgian choco at American Idol, ipinagpalit ako sa the city that never sleeps, hehehe! anyway, kahit virtual natutuwa ako kay filipina ako. malapit ko na sya makita, pray so.
            May 10 2012 @ 11:52am     Reply   Hide replies
            • Pepe at Pilar
              @Pilipino,

              talaga! malapit mo na makita si filipina ako in person? how? nakakatawa kayo ni Mark, how on earth are you going to give choc nut to filipina ako? explain. hahahah!
              May 11 2012 @ 12:16pm     Reply  
            • Mark
              @Pilipino,

              pag nakita mo si filipina ako, introduce me ha, be kind. I donot know how you'll do it but I believe you can do it. May the best man win, hahaah! Virtual world into reality, that's a step forward Pilipino. Filipina ako is also intelligent, nice thinking hehehe!
              May 11 2012 @ 01:34pm     Reply  
      • Mark
        Glad!!!!!! welcome back
        May 10 2012 @ 11:20am     Reply   Hide replies
        • Glad to be Pinoy
          thank you mark....how are you?
          May 10 2012 @ 03:50pm     Reply   Hide replies
          • Pepe at Pilar
            @Glad,
            Gllad to be Pinoy, welcome din hehehe! maki welcome na rin ako dito kila mark at pilipino. I am amazed, nakakatuwa kayo.

            @Pilipino,
            hahaha! huwag mo na intindihin ang ex mo, ganyan talaga ang mga babae ngayon, importante sa kanila ang security specially, financial security. Kung nandun man sya sa NY hayaan mo na, ibig sabihin lang ayaw nya dito sa Pilipinas. Nakakaloko minsan sila, akala mo kayang i-give up ang sights and sounds ng ibang bansa pero in reality, hindi kasi naman dito sa Pinas, trapik at mahirap talaga ang peso hindi kagaya dun, ang $100 marami na sila mabili pero kung iisipin mo parang 100 pesos lang iyon sa atin. At kaya nilang lunukin ang prinsipyo nila para lang dun, hindi nila deserve ang ganda ng bansa natin. Just an advice, kung makakita ka ng babaeng ibang iba sa mga kababaihan ngayon lalo na yung mahal na mahal ka at kayang magtiis kahit wala kang SECURITY na ibinibigay, naku, huwag mo ng palampasin. Swerte na iyan at pag nakawala pa mapupulot ng iba, hahaha! That kind of lady is a gem for she is rare. Ito ang palatandaan, tingnan mo kung ahit ang kilay, pag hindi hehehe simple iyan low maintenance kayang magtiis. tingnan mo rin kung malinis sa katawan, matagal bang mag ayos, lalo na pag naglilinis, sanay mag alaga iyan kung ganun. pag nagkakagalit ba kayo, sumisigaw or nagtitiis lang at tahimik lang magsalita, kung tahimik hindi nagger at maunawain. mapaghanap ba ng regalo, na pag anniversary at birthday or kahit anong okasyon ay dapat may bigay ka? kung hindi importante ang mga regalo, simple lang iyan at hindi materyosa. Do not let her go, do not push her away for she will soon be loved by another for she is just, plain, great and a real gem.
            Kung may tanong ka pa tungkol sa mga ganito, ask me, heheheh! Old enough to know ladies.
            May 11 2012 @ 12:32pm     Reply   Hide replies
            • Glad to be Pinoy
              thank you pepe at pilar....regards
              May 11 2012 @ 01:33pm     Reply   Hide replies
              • Pilipino
                @ Glad to be Pinoy,
                yehey! in good terms na kayo ni Pepe at Pilar, Glad.

                @Pepe at Pilar,

                Paki-elaborate nga ang "matagal mag ayos, maglinis?" maglinis ba ng bahay? or maligo? interesado ako. dito na lang muna tayo sa feed na ito, habang wala si filipina ako hehehe!
                May 11 2012 @ 08:43pm  
              • Pepe at Pilar
                @Glad to be Pinoy,

                You are welcome! si Pilipino may intriga pa, di ba Glad we are good?

                @Pilipino,

                I will elaborate. You observe your date or your girl once you are out. Whenever she excuse herself to go to the ladies room, observe her. First, see what she brings with her, if she has that bag with her inside the ladies room. Second, orasan mo kung gaano katagal sya sa room. Kung mahaba ang pila sa ladies room dapat mas matagal sya. The longer she stays there the better. If your girl goes inside the ladies room with nothing and after 2 minutes she's back, i am sorry bro. hindi ako maiinggit sa iyo. Sa iyo na lang sya, turn off iyon sa akin, you know why. nasabi ko na hahaha! kaya pag matagal sya sa c.r. pasensya lang kasi that will be your advantage. OK? pag nakakita ka ng ganitong babae, swerte na rin kasi, i tell you, napakadalang ng mga ganito kahit sa Pilipinas, lalo na sa ibang bansa, observation ko lang iyan. hahahah! i hope I did help. kung may tanong ka pa, feel free to ask. Mukhang hindi na nababasa ni FILIPINA AKO ang mga comments natin kasi wala na sya comments, buti na lang. interested ka sa kanya, PILIPINO? what if may bf na sya or husband kaya? malas mo, no offense meant.
                May 12 2012 @ 09:44am  
              • Glad to be Pinoy
                @pepe at pilar....hehehehehe!!! of course we are good. nagpapatawa lang si pilipino. maybe it is a good idea if we will all meet one of these days.

                @mark, it is good to know you are doing great. tutal nasa ibang bansa ka na rin lang. maghikayat ka na rin ng mahigit 800k na turista para maging 2M na tayo. ganoon di ako dito, maghihikayat ako ng mga puti magbakasyon sa pinas.
                May 13 2012 @ 12:09pm  
              • Pilipino
                @Glad to be Pinoy,

                nice idea. if it's possible let us all meet one of these days. hehehe! kasama ko si filipina ako ha.

                @Mark, @ Pepe at Pilar,

                waiting na lang ako ng confirmation kay filipina ako, haha! kung sya nga nakita ko, mga bro. ang ganda nya, parang hindi totoo kasi maganda at matalino pa. parang pang model at pepe, hindi ahit ang kilay. one check na sya sa checklist natin. Mark, sorry ha but I will think twice if I will let you know her at kung may boyfriend sya, sorry na lang sa boyfriend nya, I will get in the way at kung may husband, wala sa profile eh.
                May 14 2012 @ 10:06am  
              • Mark
                @Glad to be Pinoy,

                pauwi na ako tomorrow, at last. I am beginning to miss the Philippines terribly.
                I made it a point to encourage people in my circle here to visit the Philippines, I would not miss that opportunity, Glad you know that. And the best sign I have given them, that 's why they all took me seriously? Everyday, I express my intention to go home. Unlike yung mga kasama ko, every night whenever may chance they go to different night spots and enjoy the company of other women, yung iba nga Asian pa baka nga pilipino pa. No wonder they fall into a trap of falling in apparent love hehehe! Apparent, not true love. They are not into their right minds.

                @Pilipino,

                talaga? maganda si filipina ako? is that a blessing or a wishful thinking, no offense meant bro. You have to let me know to test if she would like either of us. Don't you like competition? ARe you afraid of me? As far as I know, we are in equal footing when it comes to success and love for Philippines. I will get ready with my choc nut when I arrive. hahahah! Hindi ahit ang kilay? parang mahirap maniwala dun kasi halos lahat ng babae ngayon, teens pa lang ayos na mga kilay tapos sasabihin mo sya hindi? patingin ako ng picture nya, pag confirmed na ha.
                May 14 2012 @ 11:21am  
              • Pepe at Pilar
                @Glad to be Pinoy,

                oo nga nagpapatawa iyang si Pilipino. we are good, nice idea, let us meet one of these days and let us just talk about the "how" when we come up with the proper date.

                @Pilipino,

                alam mo, mahihirap ang mga checklist na binigay ko sa iyo. Chronologically arranged, pinakamahirap ang malinis sa katawan, kasi sa dami ng mga available things to use nagiging lenient ang mga babae, next na mahirap ay ang hindi ahit ang kilay kasi naman sabi nga ni Mark, teens pa lang nag aahit na at nag aayos na ng kilay, yung pangatlo, mahirap din kasi marami sa babae pag wala ng pera ang lalaki, nagger na. They transform into a nagger. If you are telling me that the picture of filipina ako that you saw is not having this "ahit na kilay" then, what a coincidence. Is it a miracle or just and plain simple lady that you saw. Then, you also said that she is "maganda"? wow!!! really? pare, start praying that she be available and she likes you, hehehe! just one question, how beautiful is she? that is why you always say, she makes you proud huh?
                May 14 2012 @ 08:14pm  
          • Mark
            I am doing fine, Glad to be Pinoy just missing the Philippines so much already. I wonder how other pilipinos do when out of the country. I have been out for some days and I am bored already and i miss the traffic in Manila, the summer heat in the Philippines, the smiles in every pilipino even if they are under the sun. Anyway, I will be home in few days, and I am beginning to be excited. It is always fun and happy to be home always, as promised, I will be home. Spot is one of hte links I have with Philippines. I can read what other pilipinos are thinking and I am excited everyday to see what's happening there.
            May 11 2012 @ 01:30pm     Reply  
    • Pilipino
      You are right filipina ako. I am really proud of you! You always make it a point to show the positive side of the Philippines. That's my girl! You make me proud. Do not worry, I will not forget the Philippines and your favorite, choc nut.
      May 10 2012 @ 10:57am     Reply   Hide replies
      • Mark
        Hahaha ! @ Pilipino, choc nut pala ha. ako din pagdating ko from trip I will give filipina choc nut, mura lang naman iyon, napaka simpleng filipina.

        @filipina ako,

        my girl too, more proud of you filipina ako.
        May 10 2012 @ 11:19am     Reply  
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