MARCOS to further improve country’s tourism sector

PBBM orders review of non-operating tourism zones

President Ferdinand R, Marcos Jr. on Thursday directed the Department of Tourism (DOT) to assess non-operating tourism zones under the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) to boost the Philippine tourism industry.


An achievement for all Filipinos

President Ferdinand R. Marcos on Thursday welcomed the declaration of Davao region as “insurgency free”, describing it as a “collective victory” in attaining peace and security in the entire country

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High approval ratings greet PBBM’s ‘100 days in office’

The administration of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has registered high approval ratings in the September 2022 Pulse Asia Nationwide Survey on Urgent National Concerns and Performance Ratings released Thursday, October 6, which coincides with the President’s 98th day in office.

The survey firm said the Marcos Jr. administration has registered “majority approval ratings” on 11 of the 13 issues subject of the nationwide survey.

“Appreciation is the majority sentiment toward the present administration’s work in the areas of responding to the needs of calamity-hit areas (78%), controlling the spread of COVID-19 (78%), promoting peace in the country (69%), protecting the welfare of overseas Filipino workers (68%), fighting criminality (67%), enforcing the rule of law (62%), creating more jobs (59%), increasing workers’ pay (59%), fighting graft and corruption in government (58%), protecting the environment (57%), and defending the country’s territorial integrity (52%),” Pulse Asia said, in a media advisory.

Meantime, the administration registered a 42% rating on the issue of controlling inflation; and 39% on poverty reduction. This, as the Philippines and countries worldwide continue to bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic, which began in 2020.

The face-to-face survey was conducted from September 17 to 21, 2022, and is based on a sample of 1,200 adults 18 years old and above.


The late President Ferdinand Marcos Sr. declared martial law on September 21, 1972, the start of his 20-year old dictatorship marked by massive corruption and human rights violations. The dictator, his family including his son, the current sitting President, and cronies, fled the country during the February 1986 People Power Revolution.

Elected as the Philippines’ 17th President in the May 2022 elections, Marcos Jr. said his fatherwas not a dictator.

Funds for martial law museum still available

 There are still available funds for the planned memorial for victims of human rights violations during the martial law regime, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said on Thursday.

The DBM’s clarification came on the same day when an official of the Human Rights Violations Victims Memorial Commission (HRVVMC) told lawmakers during the House budget deliberations on the Commission on Human Rights that there is the proposed 2023 national budget has no special provision for the construction of a memorial for martial law victims.