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At the Dream Philippines launch at One & Only Royal Mirage in Dubai on November 5, 2017.

PHOTO BY JONATHAN YBERA/EXPAT MEDIA


Dream Philippines campaign receives unprecedented support

 

DUBAI – The recent launch of the Dream Philippines tourism project of The Philippine Consulate in Dubai received an unprecedented support, with scores of expatriates in the UAE bostering the Philippines’ renewed tourism push.

Key speakers at the event included Philippine Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes and Vice Consul Elizabeth Ramos, who both encouraged everyone to visit the southeast Asian country.

 

A Sri Lankan man, 49, said he was 19 when he first visited the Philippines. “I have never felt unsafe in the Philippines whether I am up in the mountains, or in the sea, or even in the remote areas,” he told the crowd at One & Only Royal Mirage in Dubai.

Marhoom Ahmad Bilal, a film director,  said: “The best that I can say is that the people are really friendly. They are not rude. They indeed love music.”

Bilal showed a video featuring four of the Philippines’ tourism hotspots: Bohol, Boracay, Cebu and Palawan. “I highly recommend the Underground River in Palawan. It is a lifetime experience and something which one must not miss,” Bilal said.

Dream Philippines follows the relaunch in Dubai of the Philippine Department of Tourism’s Bring Home a Friend campaign, which encourages Filipinos to invite foreigners to visit the Philippines, and win prizes too.

Here’s who we spotted:

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PHOTOS BY JONATHAN YBERA/EXPAT MEDIA

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