Tourism has improved the lives of Filipinos. It empowered homemakers to become rowers. A dishwasher to island hop for a living. An engineer to uplift a community through creativity. And made this simple boatman the protector of the ocean. Those who couldn’t speak became the voice of our history. And a home cook’s specialty is now a bestseller. We made our four-legged best friend a tour guide. And turned a hundred-year-old tattoo artist into a global Filipino icon. We turned this lush river into a live stage. And captivated the world with our traditional dance. Let’s celebrate 10 years of the Tourism Act. Improving the lives of Filipinos through sustainable livelihood.