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The new Department of Tourism branding has been our for less than a week have been the talk of the town. Criticisms have been thrown at the them (Department of Tourism) left and right.
Department of Tourism was accused lifting Poland’s own tourism campaign, Polska.
Checking official tourism site of Poland, it has a resemblance of the Philippine version. From the font used, to the idea of a “L” tree and the free flowing body of water.
If I were to place my opinion on this, it is such a good idea however, technically we copied the idea from Poland. They went first, what will the countries as such tell us. Filipinos are talented yet we don’t fairly use it. We even top the arts competitions, and others but we don’t use/practice it. Why don’t they extend their plan to the public, sell out the idea, organize an event wherein the whole Filipino community can build up a much better and more presentable branding for our country. I believe Filipinos can do better than other nation. Even less fortunate have witty heads and can shell out ideas. Let’s use them, give them something in return.
Pilipinas, Kay Ganda
A man from a foreign land reads “Kay Ganda” what does it mean? Will it mean something? If you were to come up with an advertisement/branding come up with something everyone can understand. Given it is catchy for some, for us Filipinos it is yet we are the only State that knows what it means. WOW Philippines is better than the latest.
There is a Facebook fan page that aspire to change the current branding. Click here!
San Francisco – The Philippine Consulate General in San Francisco wishes to announce that effective 20 October 2010, the Philippines shall officially be referred to as PH and PHL, the two-letter and three-letter codes respectively assigned by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for member countries.
The ISO has developed its ISO 3166-1 codes to specifically identify all its member countries. The codes assigned to the Philippines are PH and PHL. Thus, the use of the initials RP (for Republic of the Philippines) and PI (Philippine Islands) when referring to the Philippines will no longer be used or accepted as they are not in accordance with the ISO 3166-1 and may only lead to ambiguity and confusion.
The Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila has instructed all Philippine Foreign Service Posts to adopt these two codes in referring to the Philippines in compliance with the ISO directive.
Philippine Consulate General
447 Sutter St., San Francisco , CA 94108
415-433-6666 ext. 313 (Public Information Section)