Press Release


Nominations are now opened for the 2nd Philippine Sports Tourism Awards. This was announced recently by the awards founder and chair, Charles Lim.

Evolving around the Sports Tourism Forum - a series of sports tourism lectures, workshops and conferences - held since 2004, the Philippine Sports Tourism Awards (PSTA) had its inception last year honoring sports tourism destinations, sports event organizers, sports associations, sports charity event, local government agencies, event sponsors and destination marketing efforts.

Senior Citizen, PWD discount now available on all Cebu Pacific booking systems

September 22, 2017—The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), has implemented the 20% discount, on top of the exemption from the 12% Value-Added Tax (VAT), on airfare for Senior Citizens and Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) across all its booking systems. That means that bookings of Cebu Pacific flights by eligible Senior Citizens and PWDs, whether done via ticket office, online via the CEB website, or through the CEB mobile app, now reflect the applicable discounts on the base fare for flights within the Philippines.

 The 20% airfare discount and 12% VAT can be availed by all Filipino Senior Citizens and PWDs. For bookings made through the website or mobile app, the passengers need to input their details, including their date of birth or the number stated on their identification cards (Senior Citizen Card or PWD card). The total amount discounted can be found both on the ‘booking summary’ portion of the website, as well as the ‘fare breakdown’ or ‘payment details’ portion of the itinerary receipt.

Cebu Pacific outpaces competition in Manila-Sydney route

The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) reports the highest passenger market share on flights between Manila and Sydney, outperforming key competitors servicing the route. Cebu Pacific is the only low-cost carrier with a direct connection between Manila and Sydney, Australia.

Based on data from Australia’s Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics’ (BITRE), Cebu Pacific captured 44% passenger market share of the Manila-Sydney route during the first five months of 2017. The report also highlighted that Cebu Pacific carried a total of 14,039 passengers, up 33% year-on-year.

Cebu Pacific boosts Davao hub with direct route to Tagbilaran

Offers all-in introductory price of Php599

The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), continues to grow its domestic network, adding a new route that will directly link Davao City with Tagbilaran, Bohol. Starting October 21, 2017, the carrier’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Cebgo, will begin flying between Davao and Tagbilaran four-times-a-week (Tuesdays, Thursday, Saturdays, and Sundays).

The new Davao-Tagbilaran route establishes a seamless connection for both air passenger and cargo service, ultimately benefitting the economies of the greater Davao area and the province of Bohol.

Enfagrow A+ Four reveals its biggest breakthrough with MFGM Pro

The first five years of life is the most exciting, because 90% of brain development happens in this stage. That’s why parents invest so much time, effort, and nutrition to carefully nurture their children, yet still wonder if they can do more. Now the latest innovation in pediatric nutrition may be the help parents need.

Celebrating a breakthrough. Mead Johnson Nutrition in the Philippines celebrated the introduction of MFGM or Milk Fat Globule Membrane in Enfagrow A+ Four.  MFGM Pro is the company’s biggest breakthrough since it introduced DHA in pediatric nutrition during the early 2000s. Leading the celebration are (third from left) Mead Johnson Nutrition Global Clinical Innovation Director Dr. Carol Lynn Berseth, and (fourth from left) Mead Johnson Nutrition in the Philippines General Manager Chris Ritchie. They are joined by (from left to right) Human Resource Director Matthew Quigley, Regulatory Affairs Director Atty. Ricky Salvador, Marketing Director Andres Giraldo, and Corporate Affairs Director Mila Llorin.

Mead Johnson Nutrition announced its biggest breakthrough today: the introduction of MFGM, or Milk Fat Globule Membrane, in the new and improved Enfagrow A+ Four.

Cebu Pacific—first Philippine carrier to fly out of new Changi Airport Terminal 4

First flight from Manila scheduled to land in Singapore’s brand-new passenger terminal on 2 November

The Philippines’ leading carrier Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) announced details of its first flights from Manila to Singapore’s new Terminal 4 (T4) at Changi Airport, as well as its last flights to its current base in Terminal 2. Come November, Cebu Pacific will be the first airline from the Philippines to operate to and from T4.

Flights on Nov. 02, 2017



Last flights at T2

Manila – Singapore

2320H – 0300H (+1)

0400H – 0750H

First flights at T4

Manila – Singapore

0530H – 0915H

1035H – 1430H

Cebu Pacific pushes extension of Travel Tax exemption for BIMP-EAGA air routes

The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), has asked government to extend the tax exemption for all air and sea travel from the Philippines to any destination within the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines-East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA), in line with the carrier’s newest international route between Zamboanga City and Sandakan, Malaysia.

The BIMP-EAGA Travel Tax exemption covers all international travel in airports and seaports in Mindanao and Palawan to Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia. Former Presidents Fidel Ramos and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo had granted the tax exemption. The exemption from payment of Philippine Travel Tax of PHP1,620.00 (approximately US$32.00) was most recently reinstated through Executive Order (EO) 72  on October 24, 2014, covering a three-year period. The EO is set to expire in October 2017.

Cebu Pacific boosts frequencies in select international routes

Leading Philippine airline Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) increases the number of flights between the Philippines and select international routes, on the back of higher demand during the peak yuletide season. From the fourth quarter of 2017 until the first three months of 2018, CEB will add frequency in selected routes in Japan, Vietnam and Indonesia.

From the current five times weekly (Sun/Tue/Wed/Thurs/Sat), CEB will fly six times a week (Sun/Tue/Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat) between Manila and Osaka, Japan starting November 3, 2017 until December 06, 2017. The Manila-Osaka route will increase further to daily operations by December 15, 2017 to March 2018, in time for the Christmas season. For the Manila-Nagoya route, CEB will fly six times a week (Sun/Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri/Sat), up from the current four times weekly (Sun/Tue/Thu/Sat), starting October 29, 2017. For Tokyo (Narita), on the other hand, CEB will boost frequency by 100%, from the current seven times a week, to 14 times weekly, starting October 29, 2017 until March 24, 2018.

CEBU PACIFIC TRAVEL ADVISORY: Cancelled flights due to Typhoon Isang

Flight Cancellations due to Tropical Storm Isang (Hato)

Due to Tropical Storm Isang (International Name: Hato), the following flights scheduled for tomorrow, (Wednesday, August 23) are CANCELLED:



Initial ETD/ETA


Manila-Hong Kong




Hong Kong-Manila




Manila-Hong Kong




Hong Kong-Manila




Clark-Hong Kong




Hong Kong-Clark




Cebu-Hong Kong




Hong Kong-Cebu



PH remittance businesses band together for APPRISE

On a rare occasion, the Philippine remittance industry recently gathered to revive and rebuild the Association of Philippine Private Remittance Service Companies, Inc. (APPRISE), an organization founded ten years ago to unite, protect, and promote the interest, welfare, and the advancement of non-bank money transfer service providers and their clientele.

L-R: INDUCTION BSP Governor, Amando M. Tetangco Jr. Cebuana Lhuillier Services Corp. Senior Executive Vice President and APPRISE President Philippe Andre Lhuillier, iRemit President and COO and APPRISE Secretary Harris Jacildo, Pinoy Express Hatid Padala Services, Inc. President and APPRISE Board of Director Armando Dayrit, Peragram Inc. President and APPRISE Board of Director, Spencer Chua, APPRISE Corporate Secretary Atty. Reynaldo Geronimo