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Visit Museo de Intramuros

Explore and learn about Philippine culture and history by visiting Museo de Intramuros in Manila.

Managed by the Intramuros Aministration (IA), Museo de Intramuros is located in two important reconstructions inside the walled city: the San Ignacio Church and the Mission House of the Society of Jesus. The museum was designed to house the period art collections of IA that includes ecclesiastical art, furniture, vestments, and textiles and other artifacts.

The museum will be open to the public starting May 2, 2019, and admission is free.

Museo de Intramuros’ official opening, which took place on April 29, 2019, was among the highlights of the Intramuros Administration’s 40th anniversary as an institution.

The current in-house exhibition presents the story of the evangelization of the Philippines from the perspective of the Filipinos. It explores changes in the “Filipino” psyche as colonization introduced a new religion and culture to the natives.

With the display of religious images belonging to the IA collection, the exhibition is able to highlight Filipino artistry and craftsmanship that developed from the merging of the indigenous and the foreign.

Curated by Dr. Esperanza Gatbonton, Gino Gonzales, Dr. Cecilia dela Paz, Santiago Pilar and Martin Tinio, theexhibition has six components: (1) The Immaculate Conception, (2) The Religious Order, (3) The Patronato Real and the establishment of Parishes, (4) Religious Colonial Paintings, (5) The establishment of a parish and sacred vessels, and (6) The Indio Response.

In her 1981 book Philippine Relihious Imagey, co-curator Dr. Gatbonton wrote, “This collection of the Intramuros Administration is extremely valuable because it represents the first real attempt to collect and preserve within the Philippines an important aspect of the country’s cultural heritage.

“The collection affords the viewer a panorama of the various styles and enables him to compare them with the artifacts done abroad in the same medium. We, Filipinos, have always tended to accept that we were the passive receiver of artistic stimuli from abroad. This collection proves that the Philippines was as much a giver.”

At the museum’s opening, DOT Secretary and Chairperson of the IA Board of Administrators, Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said, “IA’s dedication in ensuring that the tangible treasures that immortalize our history are now accessible to the public is commendable.”

She congratulated IA Administrator Guiller Asido and the cultural workers behind the museum and added, “This project, rooted in passion and a deep love of country, must be emulated and replicated.”

“The Department of Tourism will be investing in the promotion of cultural tourism in the years to come. We’re doing it not just because we need to expand our tourism products, engage a specific market and increase revenue. Cultural tourism is telling the world our narrative. It is also a platform to ensure that our heritage structures and objects such as these will be preserved and enjoyed by our progeny,” Puyat said.

The Intramuros Administration is an attached agency of the DOT in-charge of the restoration, development, and promotion of the historic walled city of Intramuros.

Source  DOT

12,15% increase in foreign tourist arrivals for April 2019

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International tourist arrivals in April 2019 reached 662,987, registering a 12.15 percent growth vis-a-vis 591,137 received last year, the Department of Tourism (DOT) reported.

The top five markets with their respective volumes and growth rates are: China with 139,177 (+26.77%), Korea with 130,707 (+13.68%), USA with 87,710 (+2.5%), Japan with 57,724 (+17.75%) and Australia with 28,683 (+13.41%).

Meanwhile, foreign visitor count for January to April 2019 totaled 2,867,551, or an increase of 8.57 percent over 2,642,241 of the same period in 2018.
DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat remarked, “With the heightened marketing initiatives with the private sector and travel trade counterparts in the various markets, improved connectivity arising from new flights, additional frequencies and expanded capacity brought about by new and upgraded airports, we anticipate more visitors to keep this upward trend sustained.”

“We also attribute increased travel movement and consumption to continued efforts in developing new and existing tourism circuits all over the country in pursuit of sustainable tourism,” she added.

Source DOT

Developing Heritage sites and eco-tourism Mati

Mati to develop heritage, ecotourism sites as airport opening looms

Heritage sites and eco-tourism spots will be developed and eventually opened  in preparation for the opening of the City of Mati Airport, Mayor Michelle Rabat said.

On top of fully developing the white-sand Dahican Beach, Rabat had seen  the potency of eco-tourism and heritage sites to entice people to visit  the City of Mati at the heart of the Pujada Bay in Davao Oriental.

“Kasi hindi naman lahat gusto ng swimming. Meron din gusto ng nature; may gusto ng history,” she said as she was looking at a variety of areas with which visitors can maximize their time while staying in Mati.

She had in mind the development of forest parks and tourism landmarks in every barangay of Mati.  She likewise wanted to catch visitors’ attention with some heritage trees in the city, to rehabilitate the “Dino Trail” and to develop springs among other possible tourist destinations.

Rabat also would  want to create visitors’ impression of the city’s cleanliness.  “Ano ba ang ihaharap ng ating bisita kung hindi  tayo malinis,” she rhetorically asked.

The opening of the City of Mati Airport to commercial flights has triggered Rabat to plan for intensified tourism development aside from ensuring that her administration delivers needed social services to her constituents, particularly farmers and fisherfolks.

She revealed to media practitioners that she recently conferred with Governor Nelson Dayanghirang and the owners of  the land adjacent to the airport regarding the matters surrounding the eventual opening of the airport.

The Department of Transportation has already allotted a  budget of P200 million for the runway extension and that Cebu Pacific had manifested its readiness to make its maiden commercial flight in the Mati-Cebu route,  Rabat said.

Rabat projected that once opened,  Mati will host a number of meetings, investment and conference events  that come along with the commercial  flights going to Mati ,

Source : Philippines Information Agency

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