Netizens have spoken and have chosen the top most Philippine destinations via the search for the Top Ten Phillippine Gems made possible by Isla Lipana and Co., a member firm of Pricewaterhouse Coopers in the Philippines, 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.
This endeavor is to promote the beauty of the island and the emerging tourist spots of the country.
The Top Ten Philippine Gems are: Apo Island, Batanes, Biri Rock Formation, Calaguas Islands, Caramoan, Danjugan, Lake Sebu, Mt. Kanlaon, Panglao Island and Tubbataha. These destinations were chosen from an initial list of 25 by the public through online voting, which was open from June 26 to September 25, 2013 through the website www.philippinegems.com.
Philippine Gems is a part of Isla Lipana’s corporate social responsibility. In 2010, the company also embarked on a project that gathered the thoughts, comments and ideas of the country’s top executives on the path of Philippine economy called “Philippine Resiliency—A Gem Uncovered”.
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