SM Prime’s Sustainable Developments: Bridging Lifestyle And Leisure With Sustainability

SM Prime remains a key industry partner in the Philippines, delivering innovative and sustainable lifestyle cities that enrich the quality of life for millions of people.

Back-To-School Expenses? Here Are 4 Tipid Tips To Follow

As the school year 2024-2025 prepares to begin on July 29, 2024, and conclude on April 15, 2025, families across the country are adjusting to the return of the traditional June-March school calendar.

STI College Recognizes 11 Individuals In Annual Alumni Awards

STI College recently celebrated 11 outstanding alumni at the 2024 Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony.

Tala Holds Financial Education Workshop And MSME Exhibit To Champion Entrepreneurship

On July 13, 2024, aspiring entrepreneurs, MSME owners, and business enthusiasts can attend an educational session at the Trinoma Activity Center, Quezon City, hosted by Tala Philippines and featuring Salve Duplito.Tala Philippines is organizing an insightful event on July 13, 2024, at Trinoma Activity Center, where attendees can learn from Salve Duplito about business strategies and insights.

Sta. Catalina Port Project To Boost Economy, Tourism In Ilocos Sur


Sta. Catalina Port Project To Boost Economy, Tourism In Ilocos Sur


How do you feel about this story?


The development of Sta. Catalina Port is expected to spur connectivity, economy and tourism in Ilocos Sur, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said Thursday.

During the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the port development project in Sta. Catalina, DOTr Undersecretary for Maritime Elmer Francisco Sarmiento said such port projects are vital in improving the country’s maritime infrastructure and facilities.

“The project will be a vital component in tourism development and revitalizing the local fishing industry in Ilocos Sur,” Sarmiento said.

On the other hand, Sta. Catalina Mayor Edgar Rapanut thanked the DOTr, saying the project will not only benefit Sta. Catalina but nearby towns as well.

“Malaking tulong ang pagka-develop nito dahil magiging transport hub na ‘yan. Number two, internal tourism, at pangatlo, sa fishing industry namin, pwede ng dumaong ang mga fishing vessels doon (This development will be a big help because it will turn the port into a transport hub. Secondly, it will help with internal tourism, and third, it will help the fishing industry because it will allow fishing vessels to dock),” Rapanut said.

On Tuesday, Sarmiento signed a similar MOA with Corcuera Mayor Elmer Fruelda for the development of Corcuera Port in Romblon.

He said such port projects are meant to benefit both passengers, as well as trade and economic progress in the regional areas of the country. (PNA)