"What this Country needs is not a change OF men but a change IN men" March 1980

Friday, February 06, 2009

Candaba, Pampanga's 2nd Ibon-Ebon festival

Independent Senator Richard J. Gordon will grace the 2nd Ibon-Ebon Festival in Candaba, Pampanga to promote awareness on the importance of protecting and promoting biodiversity while encouraging the people to become more productive.

Gordon, chairman of the Senate tourism committee, will be this year's guest of honor. Last year, no less than President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was the guest of honor at the festival's opening ceremonies.

When he delivers his inspiration message, Gordon is expected to discuss the importance of developing the country's eco-tourism to generate more jobs as the country's economy begins to feel the effects of the global financial crunch

"Tourism means job. Eco-tourism in Candaba has a potential to become another major industry in the municipality that will provide more jobs and revenues for its residents and the government," he said.

The opening ceremonies of the Ibon Ebon Festival, which will run from Feb. 6 to 7, will be held at the Genuino Park in Barangay Poblacion in Candaba, Pampanga.

Candaba is fast becoming the country's favorite birdwatching site among local and foreign tourists.

Gordon, a former tourism secretary, has been batting for the development of the country's tourism industry to provide more jobs, which, according to the Ibon Facts and Figures, is expected to reach 11 to 12 million this year.

He filed the proposed Tourism Act of 2008 which seeks to establish "tourism enterprise zones" in strategic areas in the country aimed at enticing foreign investors and tourists to visit places rich with history and culture.

The bill, now in the Senate-House bicameral conference committee, also proposes to reorganize the Department of Tourism and its agencies to make it better equipped to undertake a consistent and effective tourism development and promotions plan.

Gordon is also widely credited for introducing "Wow Philippines!" which lured foreign and local tourists, generated jobs, and increased revenues at a time when the country was faced with problems, such as kidnappings and the severe acute respiratory syndrome disease.

The Philippines, through Gordon's brainchild, "Wow Philippines!" program, has generated more jobs from 668,000 jobs in 2001 to 693,000 to 749,000 2002 and 2003, respectively.

4 Comments:

Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 10.26
nike outlet, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet online, gucci handbags, louis vuitton outlet, ugg boots, replica watches, polo outlet, burberry handbags, christian louboutin shoes, polo ralph lauren outlet online, christian louboutin outlet, oakley sunglasses, uggs outlet, christian louboutin, louis vuitton outlet, ugg boots, michael kors outlet, chanel handbags, ray ban sunglasses, jordan shoes, prada outlet, oakley sunglasses wholesale, nike air max, cheap oakley sunglasses, michael kors outlet online, uggs on sale, burberry outlet, oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton, christian louboutin uk, kate spade outlet, nike free, louis vuitton outlet, tiffany and co, replica watches, nike air max, longchamp outlet, uggs outlet, longchamp outlet, tiffany jewelry, longchamp outlet, ray ban sunglasses, michael kors outlet online, louis vuitton, prada handbags, michael kors outlet store, ray ban sunglasses

8:27 PM

 
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

sac vanessa bruno, louboutin pas cher, new balance, hollister uk, coach outlet store online, longchamp pas cher, nike tn, nike air max uk, north face, true religion outlet, lululemon canada, michael kors outlet, true religion outlet, coach purses, abercrombie and fitch uk, sac longchamp pas cher, polo ralph lauren, ray ban uk, vans pas cher, nike free run, air max, michael kors, north face uk, hollister pas cher, oakley pas cher, converse pas cher, nike free uk, nike air force, true religion outlet, coach outlet, jordan pas cher, sac hermes, guess pas cher, nike roshe, polo lacoste, nike roshe run uk, michael kors pas cher, ray ban pas cher, nike air max uk, kate spade, burberry pas cher, nike air max, nike blazer pas cher, ralph lauren uk, coach outlet, michael kors, hogan outlet, mulberry uk, timberland pas cher, true religion jeans

8:28 PM

 
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

mac cosmetics, gucci, hollister, herve leger, babyliss, hermes belt, soccer jerseys, nike trainers uk, celine handbags, vans, abercrombie and fitch, jimmy choo outlet, giuseppe zanotti outlet, nike air max, ferragamo shoes, lululemon, ray ban, ralph lauren, iphone 6 cases, converse outlet, asics running shoes, ghd hair, north face outlet, valentino shoes, timberland boots, insanity workout, nike air max, north face outlet, nfl jerseys, chi flat iron, hollister, vans outlet, beats by dre, soccer shoes, longchamp uk, p90x workout, louboutin, oakley, mont blanc pens, mcm handbags, converse, reebok outlet, hollister clothing, baseball bats, wedding dresses, nike roshe run, bottega veneta, new balance shoes, nike huaraches, instyler, tory burch outlet, oakley sunglasses

8:29 PM

 
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

louis vuitton, thomas sabo, michael kors outlet, louis vuitton, pandora jewelry, swarovski crystal, canada goose outlet, juicy couture outlet, barbour, louis vuitton, canada goose jackets, hollister, marc jacobs, barbour uk, moncler outlet, louis vuitton, canada goose outlet, supra shoes, canada goose, canada goose outlet, moncler uk, michael kors outlet online, toms shoes, wedding dresses, pandora jewelry, ugg pas cher, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, swarovski, doudoune moncler, moncler, pandora uk, moncler, moncler, juicy couture outlet, michael kors handbags, replica watches, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, ugg uk, pandora charms, louis vuitton, montre pas cher, moncler outlet, moncler, lancel, canada goose, ugg, doke gabbana, links of london, canada goose, karen millen uk, canada goose uk, coach outlet
ninest123 10.26

8:30 PM

 

Post a Comment

<< Home