MANILA, January 20, 2006
 (BULLETIN) Tourist arrivals at the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) are expected to experience dramatic growth as more airline passengers are lured to the airport facility of Clark Special Economic Zone in Angeles City because of the low fares and seamless traffic brought about by the full operation of the North Luzon Expressway.

The Greenhills Shopping Complex is ready for the heavy influx of tourists and foreign guests. Greenhills supports President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s program to uplift the small and medium entrepreneurs as well as the "WOW Philippines" Tourism Development Program of the Department of Tourism (DoT). Greenhills is an ideal destination for tourists as well as other foreign buyers and guests who are looking for world-class Philippine products.

Henry G. Babiera, a top antique dealer, says Filipinos are known as warm-hearted, amiable and friendly, hospitable, courteous, and fun loving people. We welcome guests and foreign visitors with open arms.

To have a glimpse of Filipino products they can bring home to their loved ones, friends, and associates, and how the Filipino enjoy a fiesta atmosphere, tourists and other foreign guests can visit Greenhills Shopping Complex during the 13th Fiesta Air Manila until Feb. 5.

He says Greenhills is the country’s tiangge mecca and haven of small and medium entrepreneurs. It is the country’s best flea market because it is accessible, fully-airconditioned, many fast foods and eateries, with modern theaters, recreation center, wide parking area, and many courteous security guards.

Tourists and other foreign guests flock to our shores not only to enjoy beautiful beaches and resorts, feast their eyes with the beautiful sceneries and natural attractions, visit historical places and landmarks but also look for world-class products and goods such as furniture and tropical fruits, Babiera adds.

"Trade fairs boost our economy and the tourism industry because people from different parts of the world frequent the country to buy local products. The Philippines is a place tourists should visit because of its world-class products. We also take pride of our cultural, art, lifestyle, and heritage," he said. Printer Friendly Version

4 out of 10 pass driver's exam - LTO spacer

Just how tough the Land Transportation Office's written examination for driver's license application is? Only four of 10 applicants pass the dreaded test according to the LTO-Northern Licensing Center official.

An LTO-Northern Licensing Center official who requested anonymity in an interview said their record shows 70 percent of driver's applicants fail the written examination for unknown reasons.

The written test, which is one the requirements in getting a driver's license consists of 40 questions, which applicants can chose to answer in English or Filipino language.

The official added that the questions can be answered using common sense since these concerns common traffic signs.

Once an applicant fails the examination, he has to wait for another 30 days to take another one.

Meanwhile, an LTO source said a current congressman and a BoC director allegedly failed the LTO written examination for drivers recently.

The source said the two in separate occasions allegedly chose to answer the English set of test.(JBR)

Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi

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