No more waiting! Isla Lipana and Co., a member firm of Pricewaterhouse Coopers in the Philippines, with the help of Fleishman-Hillard Manila, recently announced and revealed the Top 10 Emerging Philippine Gems. If you will recall, Isla Lipana celebrated their 91st anniversary and part of the celebration is the company's social responsibility project which is to help finding tourist destinations in the Philippines. The firm started with a list 175 destinations gathered from their employees and online travel bloggers and trimmed this down to 50. They evaluated the top 25 Philippine Gems, top 10 emerging tourist destination in the Philippines which they opened for public online voting from June 26 to September 25.
Biri Rock Formation
I have only been to two out of the top 10 choices. Panglao and Calaguas. That means Philippines is so beautiful with places unknown to many that I have yet to see. :)
My visit to Calaguas
The beautiful beach in Panglao during our trip
The project was made possible with the help of the Philippine Tourism and Promotion Board of the Department of Tourism and the University of the Philippines - Asia Institute of Tourism, which were part of the screening committee together with representatives from the Management Association of the Philippines and FleishmanHillard Manila, travel blogger James Betia and media personalities Love Añover and Jing Lejano and ace director, Jose Javier Reyes.
For more information about the Philippine Gems, visit www.philippinegems.com.