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Agency behind new Philippine tourism ad denies plagiarism

                    High praise for what appeared to be a charming, engaging promotional video released by the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) soon gave way to accusations of plagiarism. Within hours of a commercial called Sights being released under the new tourism…



Poll of backpackers names Manila as ‘worst place in Southeast Asia’

An online poll of backpackers has named Manila as the worst place to visit in Southeast Asia. According to readers of website southeastasiabackpacker.com, the Philippine capital is plagued by pollution, poor infrastructure, lack of safety and overcrowding. Although some travellers praised the city for its “friendly” and “lovely humans”, it…



New tourism video: Apparently, it’s still “more fun in the Philippines”

The Department of Tourism has unveiled its first promotional video since it announced a plan to splurge a king’s ransom on a new slogan. Critics have been quick to mock the new campaign, pointing to the recent revelations about corrupt police targeting foreign visitors. Last year tourism chiefs said they were looking to spend 650…