All storm signals associated with Super Typhoon OMPONG (international name Typhoon Mangkhut) has been lifted and good weather is forecasted to prevail all over the Cagayan Valley Region. read more>>



Super Typhoon OMPONG(international name TyphoonMangkhut)is forecasted to make landfall in less than 18 hours (Saturday morning) in the vicinity of Peñablanca, Cagayan, with the eye passing through southern Cagayan (including Tuguegarao City) and northern Isabela. read more>>


DOT Region 02 OPERATIONS ADVISORY  2018-01- 13Sep

The DOT Regional Office 2 will suspend operations tomorrow, 14 September to allow staff to secure their residences for the projected landfall of Typhoon Ompong on Saturday morning in the Cagayan-Isabela area. read more>>



Typhoon Mangkhut, (local name Typhoon Ompong) once it enters Philippine Area of Responsibility (P AR) on 12 September, is expected to traverse extreme Northerneastern Luzon starting 15 September according to PAGASA forecasts. Early effects of the typhoon will be felt starting 14 September. read more>>



29th National Statistics Month to focus on tourism

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 23 (PIA) — The Regional Statistics Committee (RSC) encourages everyone to be part of the year’s celebration of the 29th National Statistics Month this October. read more>>



Cagayan North Int’l Airport ready for commercial flights

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Aug. 20 (PIA) – The Cagayan North International Airport is now ready for commercial flights, both domestic and international, after it was granted accreditation by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). read more>>



Philippine Harvest promotes sustainable farm tourism.

Sustainable and responsible tourism will be the focus of the second edition of the Philippine Harvest under the helm of the Department of Tourism (DOT) to be staged at the Central Square Mall at Bonifacio High Street, Global City in Taguig from August 24-26. read more>>



DPWH upgrades, widens roads in Quirino

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 22 (PIA) — In a bid to boost tourism and economic activities in the province, the Department of Public Works and Highways-Quirino District Engineering Office (DPWH-QDEO) is now fast tracking the completion of the road upgrading project leading to the province’s famous Aglipay Caves. read more>>



New law declares 5 Cagayan Valley’s protected areas as national parks

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Aug. 7 (PIA) – Five protected areas in the Cagayan Valley Region are recently classified as national parks.These areas with a total of 225,424.44 hectares are included in Republic Act (RA) 11038 or the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (ENIPAS) Act of 2018 which amended RA 7586 otherwise known as the National Integrated Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act of 1992. read more>>



P447-M road projects to boost 2nd district Cagayan tourism

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Aug. 7 (PIA) – -The Department of Public Works and Highways through the Cagayan Second District Engineering Office (DPWH-CSDEO) continues to build  better roads to make tourism destinations in Cagayan more accessible to the public. read more>>



Tourist arrivals increase 12%, visitor receipts up by 14% for in 1st quarter of 2018 for Region 2.


Tourist arrivals for the first quarter of 2018 registered an increase of 12.13% over the same period last year.  Tourist arrivals totaling to 268,477 is composed of 191,296 domestic and 77,181 foreign tourists. Data source for tourist arrivals are from the accommodation establishments within the region. read more>>



Call for Proposals: DOT-Tourism Research Grant


The Department of Tourism (DOT), in line with its objective of promoting a culture of tourism research in the country is calling for research proposals for its 2018 Tourism Research Grant. The DOT is providing financial assistance to individual research in tourism. The grant aims to foster evidence-based planning, decision-making, and policy formulation. read more>>



Shopping is more fun in the PHL, say tourists

RETAILERS, rejoice!

Shopping tops the list of tourist activities in the Philippines, a survey of foreign visitors last year by the Department of Tourism (DOT) showed. read more>>



DOT rolls out new Progressive Accreditation System

The Department of Tourism, Region 2 conducted a series of orientation seminars on Progressive Accreditation System (PAS) to tourism enterprises and the Local Government Units. read more>>



DOT supports pioneering Cagayan Valley Climate Change Consortium

The Department of Tourism – Cagayan Valley and the Northern Philippine Islands has signed the Memorandum of Agreement establishing the Cagayan Valley Climate Change Consortium (CVCCC) on May 3, 2018 at Cagayan State University, Andrews Campus. DOT Regional Director Virgilio Maguigad was present as one of the signatories of the consortium during the ceremonial MOA signing that was led by Cagayan State University President Urdujah Tejada and witnessed by Climate Change Commissioner Noel Antonio Gaerlan, and Dr. Mahar Lagmay of the University of the Philippines Resilience Institute. read more>>



1.07 million tourists visit Cagayan Valley and North Philippine Islands in 2017

The Cagayan Valley and North Philippine Islands recorded a total of 2,539,837 visitor arrivals, composed of 1,468,876 same Day Visitors and 1,070,961 tourists. This is the first time the region has exceeded one million tourist arrivals. read more>>



Batanes gets its own Tourist Police

The Department of Tourism (DOT) Region 2, in partnership with the Philippine National Police (PNP),recently conducted the 2-day Crisis Management and Tourist Safety & Security Seminar for Tourist-Oriented Police for Community Order and Protection (TOPCOP) Phase II for the Province of Batanes on May 9-10, 2018 held at the PNP Conference Hall,  Basco, Batanes. read more>>



Puyat gets warm welcome at DOT

Manila, Philippines — 

A mood of renewed hope and confidence filled the main offices of the Department of Tourism (DOT) on Sen. Gil Puyat Ave.,Belair, Makati City as some 500 employees warmly welcomed newly-appointed DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on her first day at the helm.

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Groups welcome Puyat’s appointment as DOT chief

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Various tourism industry associations warmly welcomed the appointment of Bernadette Fatima Romulo-Puyat as secretary of the Department of Tourism (DOT). read more>>


Calayan hosts tourism product development for 2nd District of Cagayan

The Department of Tourism Region 2 recently concluded Workshop on Tourism Product Development for the 2nd District Municipalities in the Province of Cagayan held at the Island Municipality of Calayan, Cagayan last 11-14 April, 2018. read more>>


Santa Ana Cagayan debuts as cruise tourism destination

Santa Ana town hosted a cruise for the first time in history, according to Mayor Darwin Tobias. The M/V Silver Discoverer dropped its anchor in Sta. Ana on March 18. The M/V Silver Discoverer is a leading luxury expedition vessel under the company of Silversea Expeditions. The marine vessel has more than 100 guests and 100 crew arrived at San Vicente Port. read more>>


Inclusive Local Growth (ILoG) through River Tourism launched in Peñablanca

The Department of Tourism (DOT) Region 2 in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 2 and the Local Government Unit of Penablanca gathered together last March 16 for the launching of the Inclusive Local Growth (ILoG) project through river tourism. read more>>


Batanes Recipient of the World Toilet Association Funding

On March 26, 2018 officials from the World Toilet Association (WTA) arrived in the Batanes to officially turn-over the newly built toilet with an Ivatan stone house design, a facility that can be used continuously and maintained by the community. read more>>



Cebu Pacific launches flights to Batanes

Cebu Pacific along with its wholly owned subsidiary CebGo left the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 4 and took its inaugural flight to the Island Province of Batanes on March 28, 2018. read more>>


Sta.Praxedes celebrates 10th Gamet Festival

On March 27, 2018 the Municipality of Sta.Praxedes celebrated its 10th Gamet Festival. Pyropia or Porphyra locally known as Gamet or black gold among the Ilocanos is the main product of the said municipality with a recorded production output of more than 3 metric tons per annum.  read more>>


DOT urges public: Reflect, travel during Lent

Manila, Philippines- Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo urged the public to visit faith-based tourism destinations and participate in the Lenten activities in the regions. The tourism chief made the assertion in a press briefing held today at the Illustrados Restaurant in Intramuros, Manila.  read more>>


DOT Region 02 is Convergence Partner in Northwestern Coastal Cagayan

The Regional Convergence Initiative for Sustainable Rural Development 02 (RCI-SRD 02) has launched and inked the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for Agro-Forestry Abundance and Productivity using Integrated Technologies through Barangay-based Agricultural Ventures and Advancement (AgAPIT-BAVA) on March 9, 2018 at Organic Training Hall, DA-RFO 02, San Gabriel, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. read more>>


Raptor watching in the Cagayan takes on a conservation and tourism path

The Cagayan Valley and Northern Philippine Islands region given its lush natural resources and diverse ecosystem is home to many rare animals. Some of these creatures are birds, specifically, the raptors. read more>>


P100-M road project to boost Santiago City tourism

SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela, Mar. 5 (PIA) — This city was the first local government unit in the Cagayan Valley Region to ground break its first tourism road project worth P100 million this year under the Department of Tourism-Department of Public Works and Highways (DOT-DPWH) Tourism Roads Infrastructure Program (TRIP) Convergence initiative. read more>>


Cagayan town to stage 3rd Namunit , 6th Nat’l Ecotourism Festivals

STA. TERESITA, Cagayan, Mar. 5 (PIA) — This town takes pride of the ecotourism potential of the numerous caves and cone karst formations as it highlights its Namunit Hills and mountains in this year’s 3rd Namunit Festival and 6th National Ecotourism Festival on March 7-13. read more>>


DPWH, DOT allocates P30-B for 2018 Tourism Road Infra Program

Infrastructure projects to boost tourism in the country are lined up for this year as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in partnership with the Department of Tourism (DOT) continues to implement Tourism Road Infrastructure Program or TRIP. read more>>


PH tourism achieves ‘milestone’ with 6.6-M tourist arrivals in 2017

MANILA – Amid series of political noise, security concerns, and travel advisories the Philippines faced last year, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said it had achieved a “milestone” after reaching an all-time high of international tourist arrivals in 2017 at 6,620,908. read more>>



It was a perfect day on December 18, 2017 to re-launch one of the best campaign programs of the Department of Tourism to invite foreign tourists to visit the country and experience the world’s renowned Filipino hospitality.  read more>>


Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters visits Batanes

Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa and her court went island-hopping in Batanes, Camiguin and Bohol in separate groups Friday as part of their four-day visit in the country under the auspices of the Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT). read more>>


DOT Cagayan Valley and Northern Philippine Islands implements Tourism Industry Skills Program

The Department of Tourism, Cagayan Valley and Northern Philippine Islands region conducts and implements various skills training program in the region. read more>>

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