Raquel P. Gomez

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Special Features writer at Philippine Daily Inquirer. She is tasked to write anything under the sun, but certain topics appeal to her personally, like technology, gardening, cooking, food, movies, TV series, heritage and historical areas, and travel. You may email her at rgomez@inquirer.com.ph

More tourism workers vaccinated vs Covid-19

The Department of Tourism has been busy implementing its vaccination program of tourism workers in the country as part of efforts to help the tourism sector recover from the pandemic.  On Thursday, the department rolled out 2,000 anti-Covid doses...

Philippine Flavours campaign unveiled in Hong Kong

The Department of Trade and Industry has launched the “Philippine Flavours” campaign in Hong Kong to promote the Philippines as an attractive and reliable source of food products and ingredients for the Hong Kong and mainland Chinese market. Launched...

92% of AirAsia Philippines flight crew inoculated against COVID-19

A recent survey conducted by AirAsia Philippines revealed that their guests feel confident to fly with a fully vaccinated crew. This has encouraged the airline company to hasten their COVID-19 vaccination program for their employees, particularly air and ground...

Hybrid National Food Fair to help small businesses recover in the new normal

The 2021 Hybrid National Food Fair, a food event organized by Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP), will combine a physical event with an online event to help Filipino micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) recover in...

DOT’s hybrid regional travel fair draws in online crowd, generates P18.9 million business leads

In the time of COVID-19 pandemic, could travel fairs still be successful at drawing in a big audience? The Department of Tourism (DOT), through its marketing and promotions arm, Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines, successfully staged the first-ever hybrid...

Ancient burial sites uncovered on beach and church grounds in Cebu

Andoni Aboitiz (squatting) viewing three burials with associated earthenware potteries as Dr. J. Eleazar R. Bersales, NCAP Co-Project Director, explains the significance of the finds to Philippine archaeology. Ongoing archaeological excavations in San Remigio on the northern part of Cebu Island have uncovered...

Spiral Manila brings gastronomic experience straight to your home

Your cravings for flavors and cuisine from around the world may be put on hold as Metro Manila reverts back to the strictest enhanced community quarantine. But the hearty feasts you’ve come to love are now being offered by...

Philippine Post Office unveils PNoy Stamp

The legacy of former President Noynoy Aquino lives on in the commemorative “PNoy Stamp” unveiled by the Philippine Postal Corporation (Post Office) on Monday.  The Post Office officially unveiled the commemorative stamp that bears the image of the late...

Small island known for Moriones Festival is also famous for their uraro cookies

Felisa Pedernal-Rey of Rey’s Bakeshop Marinduque is known for its Moriones Festival, an annual Lenten festival that features street parade participants called "Moriones" garbed in costumes and masks to depict biblical Roman soldiers. Marinduque, which is a small island located...

Tourism activities and leisure flights suspended

Leisure travel is suspended beginning July 30 The Department of Tourism announced the suspension of point-to-point leisure travel effective immediately in areas under general community quarantine with heightened restriction (GCQ-HR). However, returning flights are allowed for tourists residing in the NCR Plus (NCR,...