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The Department of Tourism (DOT), through its regional offices, has coordinated with various local government units and other concerned government agencies to ensure that tourist destinations are equipped to handle the influx of tourists and pilgrims this Holy Week.
Meanwhile, DOT urges the public to take precautions during their journeys especially in areas where the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has identified as heat danger zones including Infanta in Quezon, Ambulong in Batangas, Casiguran in Aurora, Pasay City in Metro Manila, Dagupan City in Pangasinan, San Jose City in Occidental Mindoro and Tuguegarao City in Cagayan. For the latest update visit the PAGASA website.
Lent in the Philippines is a solemn period that begins on Ash Wednesday and culminates with the Semana Santa or Holy Week where unique and diverse events happen simultaneously in all corners of the country. Over the six-week period of Lent, Filipinos make extensive preparations for themselves, their communities and their visitors, and stage rituals and customs that create piously meaningful, transformative, and memorable experiences.
9. For long journeys, break the trip with water breaks to avoid heatstroke
Stay updated with news and information from the Department of Tourism by visiting their website at http://www.tourism.gov.ph.
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