Sunday, March 25, 2012


Bohol - “City of Friendship”
Since February 2004
Bohol is also known as a province of prayerful people. Not only that, people living in the said province has it natural hospitality. Always giving the best to the guest and gives a warm welcome to them as much as they could. Boholano are patent to the quote” don’t be shy, treat our home as your own”. It is naturally spoken by the home owners to their visitors. To make them feel that they are always welcome.
Dumaguete - "City of Gentle People"
Since June 2005
Dumaguete City is not only the city of gentle people and the city of Universities, but Dumaguete also has great holidays and so-called fiestas where people can relax, enjoy and most importantly taste the delicious food that will be served. One of the annual events in Dumaguete City is the Dumaguete City Fiesta which is being held every November 24. This even is packed with parades, special food displays and the Miss Dumaguete Pageant in which young ladies from Dumaguete compete for the coveted crown.
Iloilo - "City of Love"
Since October 2004
Iloilo city is the heart city of Panay Island most especially the province of Iloilo and Guimaras. Iloilo City was located at Western Visayas. Iloilo City was also the home of Dinagyang Festival and ParawRegata Festival. Dinagyang Festival is the biggest and grandest festivals held in Iloilo City
Bacolod City - "City of Smile"
Since December 2004
Bacolod City is notable for its world famous MassKara Festival held during the 3rd week of October. Known for being a relatively friendly city, it bears the nicknames "City of Smiles”. Bacolod will charm you with the genuine warmth and hospitality of her people in harmony with their lilting melodious accent. The Bacoleños will delight you with food and cuisine that is as vigorous yet as subtle as the legendary Ilonggo gentility and taste for the good life. Basically, it is called the “City of Smile” because of its people. Every where you went, people smile at you even if you’re a stranger to them and especially when they’ll know that you’re a tourist. Most of the tourist that visit Bacolod would definitely come back.
Marikina - "City of Good Discipline"
Since November 2002
Marikina City is one of the cities and municipalities that comprise Metro Manila, and is the most industrialized city in the National Capital Region.
Marikina City was given the title "The Shoe Capital of the Philippines" because of its remarkable shoe industry and since then it has become an ideal location for industry, business, commerce and for residences.
Pasay - "Premiere Get Away of the Philippines"
Since October 2001
The number of business centers and tourist attractions in Pasay contributed to the city’s growing economy. Pasay is home to the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), a massive complex which houses prominent structures such as the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), the Coconut Palace and the World Trade Center. Popular theme parks such as Star City and Boom na Boom are located near the CCP. The Cuneta Astrodome, home of the Philippine Basketball Association, the Villamor Airbase and the SM Mall of Asia are also located in Pasay City.
Calamba, Laguna - "Modern Industrial Center in the Calabarzon Region"
Since April 2004
Calamba City is a first class city in the province of Laguna, Philippines. Situated only 54 kilometers south of Manila, about an hour by chartered bus, Calamba City is a popular tourist destination with its hot spring resorts, most of which are located in Barangay Pansol, and the Canlubang Golf and Country Club, site of many Philippine Opens. Calamba is also an important modern industrial center in the CALABARZON region as shown by the large number of industrial parks and business estates that are located in the city. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 360,281 inhabitants (281,146 people in 58,466 households in 2000 census).
Los Banos, Laguna - "The Summer Get Away in the Calabarzon Region"
Since March 2003
Aside from its importance in academics, science and research, Los Baños is a well-known tourist destination. Because of the town's proximity to Metro Manila, Los Baños' hot spring resorts are frequent weekend or summer getaways for residents of the vast metropolis and tourists from other places in the Philippines and abroad. Tourists who visit Los Baños also come to the several native delicacies stores in the town to buy the town's famous Buko pie (coconut meat pie).
San Pablo, Laguna - "City of Seven Lakes"
Since December 2002
Although it is a city with many business establishments, San Pablo City retains much of its rural communites. San Pablo City is widely known as "The City of Seven Lakes" because of its seven crater lakes - Sampaloc, Palakpakin, Yambo, Bunot, Pandin, Muhikap, and Calibato. San Pablo's lakes are important to the city's eco-tourism industry and its economy. For so many years, they have provided livelihood and leisure activities to the city's residents as well as tourists.
Sta. Cruz, Laguna - "Capital City of Laguna Province"
Since May 1990
Santa Cruz may not have natural tourist spots and no wide areas to develop but one thing the townsmen of Santa Cruz are proud of are the local foods available in the town. Santa Cruz boasts of the famous white cheese or kesongputi, freshly made from carabao's milk.
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