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  • DOT-Graph

    DOT slammed for ‘misleading’ graph in 2017 tourism report

    The Department of Tourism is on the receiving end of bashing for releasing what netizens called as “misleading” graphs for its 2017 accomplishment report released on the same day as President Rodrigo Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address (SONA).   [ads2] The DOT used two graphs to show the “bright spots” in the Philippines’ economy, which are […] More

  • Its more fun in the philippines

    Unofficial Philippine tourism ad video goes viral

    With the controversies surrounding the Department of Tourism’s “Sights” ad produced by McCann Worldgroup Philippines for its similarity to the 2014 South Africa tourism ad, an unofficial tourism ad created by ad industry members went viral. [ads2] Creatives of Manila’s unofficial tourism advertisement video showed a combination of clips showing amazing locations in the Philippines, […] More

  • DOT-PWDs

    Controversial tourism ad is far from reality as PH is not yet PWD-friendly, according to PWDs

    Aside from raising controversies for being accused of copying South Africa’s 2014 tourism ad, the Experience the Philippines’ ‘Sights’ had people raising questions about just how the Philippines has accommodated persons with disabilities (PWDs). [ads2] Philippines’ latest tourism ad shows a blind Japanese retiree living in the Philippines, who experienced its warmth and wonder despite […] More

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    Netizens slam DOT ad, accuses it of being a ‘copycat’ of South Africa’s tourism ad

    Reddit users were quick to point the similarities between the recently released promotional video by the Department of Tourism and the viral tourism brand video launched by South Africa in 2014. [ads2] The Reddit thread, “The Philippines’ new tourism vide is a copycat of South Africa’s from last year,” has received over 90 comments, as […] More

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    FB page asked Teo #wagEPAL, stop using her photo as part of DOT page’s cover photo

    Anonymous Facebook page “Pinoy Ako Blog” asked Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo not to use her picture on the cover photo of the Department of Tourism –Philippines’ official Facebook page. [ads2] The page called out Teo for treating the DOT’s page as her “personal account” when it isn’t, adding hashtag #wagEPAL in the end. “Puwede po […] More