BVR Invitational tourney begins today

Twelve pairs will be slugging it out for supremacy when the Beach Volleyball Republic (BVR) Invitational Tournament fires off today at the Anguib Beach in Sta. Ana, Cagayan. Coming off a successful tour in different parts of the country early this year, the BVR goes international this time by inviting top international beach volley players. continue reading

The Philippine Road Trip: Travelling with a Cause

The Department of Tourism, Cagayan Valley Region recently hosted the Philippine Road Trip team traveling to 81 provinces documenting their journey in one full stretch of seven months. The road trip trio is composed of UST Architecture graduates Alfie Agunoy, 29 who drives for the group; Francis Santaromana, 29,  the designated mechanic and Paul Allyson continue reading

DOT Conducts Disaster Risk Reduction Management Workshop

The Department of Tourism, Cagayan Valley Region recently conducted a three-day Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) Workshop in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan with the aim of having an adaptive, safe and resilient tourism industry. Participants to the three-day workshop conducted last May 31-June 2 included  tour operators and travel agents, DOT –accredited tourism related establishments as continue reading

Sta. Praxedes Inaugurates BUB Zipline Project

The Municipality of Sta.  Praxedes is proud to be the home of the first zipline facility in the Province of Cagayan located at the   Portabaga Falls Park and Resort.  DOT Regional Director Virgilio Maguigad, EnP was invited as the Guest of Honor during the inauguration of the project. The zipline project has a length of continue reading

A Fiesta in Sabtang Island, Batanes

Sabtang Island is one of three inhabited islands of Batanes, the northernmost province in the Philippines. It is here where you can see traditional stone houses that Batanes is known for. It is also here where you can find the finest weavers of Batanes known for making the vakul, a traditional headdress worn by farmers in the fields continue reading

Nueva Vizcaya Celebrates Grand Ammungan Festival

The Province of Nueva Vizcaya will be celebrating 177th Spanish Settlement Anniversary on May 19-24, 2016 dubbed as Grand Ammungan Festival. Festival Executive Committee Director General Maybelle Blossom Sevillena said this year’s theme is “Nueva Vizcaya: Agtultuloy nga Agkaykaysa”( translated as Nueva Vizcaya: A Continuing Unity). DOT Regional Director Virgilio Maguigad has been invited to continue reading

Cagayan Valley seen as adventure tourism hub

Cagayan Valley seen as adventure tourism hub Philippine Star, May 6, 2016 The Department of Tourism is pushing Cagayan Valley as an international adventure tourism hub to take advantage of its caves, mountains and islands. Describing the region as the country’s “caving capital” for the numerous caves in its mountain ranges, the DOT-Cagayan Valley office continue reading


The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) was recognized by Merrell, the high-performance footwear brand, for their unrelenting support not just to Merrell’s “Getaway To Adventure” campaign but also in the promotion of fun, safe and memorable adventures in the country. TPB was also acknowledged for its efforts to promote the Philippines as Asia Pacific’s adventure capital, continue reading

Cagayan Valley Region participates in Madrid Fusion Manila 2016

The Cagayan Valley Region participated in this year’s edition of Madrid Fusion Manila 2016, the second year that the Philippines has hosted the only Asian edition of the Spanish culinary congress. This year’s theme, “The Manila Galleon: East meets West” encapsulates the cross-cultural exchange of cuisines along the galleon trade routes. Café du Tukon of continue reading