2 weeks DOT provides P8-M budget for COVID-19 testing in Boracay MB
The Department of Tourism (DOT), through the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), will provide a total of P8 million to the provincial government of Aklan to cover the cost of reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing for the island’s 4,000 tourism workers, as it expects more local tourist arrivals in the coming months. “By supporting RT-PCR testing among workers in Boracay, the Department reiterates that safety is the unparalleled priority in reopening domestic tourism,” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said. The DOT and the TPB have undertaken similar efforts to ensure safety in other tourism destinations around the country like ... more