Kagawaran ng Turismo



Sec. Wanda Teo


MANILA - The Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) has extended the Bring Home a Friend (BHAF) campaign until October 31, 2018 to allow more people to join.

DOT Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo recently made the announcement at a press conference, saying overwhelming public response to the BHAF program prompted the DOT and its partners to extend it for another six months.

Teo also disclosed that the campaign has tremendously helped boost tourist arrivals since its launch in October last year in the United States, Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia.

"In February 2018 alone, the industry posted 673, 831 visitor arrivals - a 21.6 percent increase compared to last year’s figures,"Teo said.

The BHAF is a rewards program which seeks to promote travel to the Philippines by encouraging Filipinos and expatriates residing in the Philippines (referred to as "sponsor") to invite friends from abroad (tagged as “invitee”) to visit the country, and wherein both sponsors and invitees have the chance to win prizes.

Three sponsors and three invitees will be selected for the grand draw slated on the first week of December 2018.

For "sponsors", prizes at stake include a plush condominium unit from Megaworld Corporation, a Toyota Vios, and a gift certificate worth PHP 200,000 at Duty Free Philippines.

Meanwhile, prizes for "invitees" include two roundtrip international business class tickets, two roundtrip domestic tickets from Philippines Airlines to Palawan plus six day/five night stay at El Nido Hotel and Resort; 2nd prize, two roundtrip international premium economy class tickets, two roundtrip domestic tickets to Cebu and five day/four night stay at JPark Island Resort and Water Park Cebu; and, 3rd prize, two roundtrip international economy class tickets, two roundtrip domestic tickets to Davao with five day/four night stay at Pearl Farm Beach Resort.

Program mechanics are available at

removed the call to action for bring home a friend due to domain and hosting expiration, bringhome a friend website was down on 08/23/2018