The year 2015 is now declared as the “Visit the Philippines Year” (VPY 2015). This is according to the Proclamation No. 991 s. 2015 signed by President Benigno S. Aquino III, as posted in the Official Gazette website.
As per the said proclamation, all government bureaus are mandated to inform Department of Tourism (DOT) on all of their international events and activities. It also urges private sectors to support ‘VPY 2015’ through making more tour programs and packages.
“Tourism can be used to mobilize resources for enhancing infrastructure and product development, generate employment, and stimulate investments,” said the President upon the issuance of Proclamation 991.
Below is the full text of the proclamation that was dated March 30, 2015.