Beginning with an initial list of 175 upcoming and on the rise tourism destinations in the Philippines, the list was shortlisted by the screening committee to 25. To determine the top 10, Philippine Gems opened at least a month’s long public voting. After 80,000 unique votes the top 10 tourism gems were unveiled last Thursday with Calaguas Islands in Camarines Norte emerged on the top. Find out the rest of the top 10 after the break.
The Top 10 Philippine Gems
- Calaguas Islands (Camarines Norte)
- Lake Sebu (South Cotabato)
- Tubbataha Reed Natural Park (Palawan)
- Caramoan Islands (Camarines Sur)
- Biri Island Rock Formations (Northern Samar)
- Mt Kanlaon (Negros Island)
- Danjugan Islands (Negros Occidental)
- Panglao Island (Bohol)
- Apo Island (Negros Island)
- Batanes (Cagayan Valley)
Isla Lipana & Co Initiatives
Believing that the Philippine has a lot more to offer, Isla Lipana and Co., a member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Philippines, the project, dubbed as the Philippine Gems, is part of the firm’s 91st anniversary celebration and corporate social responsibility project.
“The search for the ten Phillippine Gems envisions the upholding of both domestic and foreign tourism that would hopefully encourage business investments,” said Isla Lipana & Co. Chairman and Senior Partner, Atty. Alexander Cabrera. “The Philippine Gems steers awareness and appreciation for the country’s pristine and natural sites, even the underdeveloped ones. In our modest way, we aim for these places to gain local and international attention, and in due course, greater economic activity.”