Manila: The Philippine Ports Authority is bolstering cruise infrastructure in the archipelago on the back of two years of encouraging cruiseship call growth.
PPA general manager Juan Sta. Ana said: “In coordination and partnership with the Department of Tourism and other government agencies, we identified eight ports as tourism gateways aimed at developing international hubs for cruise liners that include Davao, Bohol, Boracay, Cebu, Metro Manila, Puerto Princesa, Subic, and Zamboanga. These make up the nation’s major nautical cruise arteries.
“In addition, we have lined up various port development programs for the development of cruise terminals. These include the Ports of Puerto Princesa, Currimao in Ilocos Norte and Catagbacan in Bohol province.” [22/10/13]