"It’s more fun in the Philippines" jingle released.

The Department of Tourism (DOT) on Thursday released the domestic jingle for the agency’s “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” campaign via the video-sharing site YouTube.

The DOT didn’t release much information on the jingle, including its composer and performer.

Its catchy chorus tells listeners “It’s more fun in the Philippines, bakit pa lalayo? Sobrang swerte naman ng tsinelas mo, naka-apak na sa paraiso.”

On its official Twitter account, the agency merely said: “Have you heard of the new ‘It’s More Fun in the Philippines - Domestic Jingle’? Here it is, let’s spread the FUN!”

While many said they liked the jingle, several can’t help but compare it to “Piliin Mo ang Pilipinas,” the theme song of Choose Philippines, whose video featuring “Pilipinas Got Talent” finalists El Gamma Penumbra went viral on the Internet.

“Focusing on the song, it’s not bad. Not as impressive as the version of the Regional Network Group of ABS-CBN, which is ‘Piliin Mo ang Pilipinas” by Angeline Quinto but it’s refreshing to hear a new sound quite different from the ones created by ABS-CBN. Para maiba naman,” wrote blogger Pusang Kalye.

“Mas maganda pa rin ‘yung ‘Piliin Mo ang Pilipinas,’” commented jeshuevos21 on YouTube.

“Better if my video na para makita ang na talagang it’s more fun in the Philippines,” jeshuevos21 added.

Some Twitter users also couldn’t help but notice the timing of the jingle’s release, which coincided with a robbery at the Robinsons Galleria mall in Quezon City.

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"Survivor" USA shoots in Camarines Sur.
Camarines Sur Governor L-Ray Villafuerte confirmed that the U.S. version of the hit reality TV show “Survivor” is now being shot in Caramoan Islands in Camarines Sur.
"Actually may ‘Survivor’ doon. It’s a really big production but I cannot give more details because I signed a confidentiality agreement. It’s is being filmed right now and it’s going to air in September," Villafuerte told abs-cbnNEWS.com on Tuesday.
He added that the shooting only started last week and will wrap up in August.
According to speculations on the show’s fan sites, the American version of “Survivor” with host Jeff Probst is shooting two seasons in the Philippines — Seasons 25 and 26 — back to back.
"Survivor" Season 24 is currently airing worldwide. The next season is expected to air in the fall.
Villafuerte also pointed out that this isn’t the first time that Caramoan was picked as a “Survivor” spot. “Survivors France, Sweden, Belgium, India, Turkey, Serbia, Israel have filmed there as early as four years ago,” he said.
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"Survivor" USA shoots in Camarines Sur.

Camarines Sur Governor L-Ray Villafuerte confirmed that the U.S. version of the hit reality TV show “Survivor” is now being shot in Caramoan Islands in Camarines Sur.

"Actually may ‘Survivor’ doon. It’s a really big production but I cannot give more details because I signed a confidentiality agreement. It’s is being filmed right now and it’s going to air in September," Villafuerte told abs-cbnNEWS.com on Tuesday.

He added that the shooting only started last week and will wrap up in August.

According to speculations on the show’s fan sites, the American version of “Survivor” with host Jeff Probst is shooting two seasons in the Philippines — Seasons 25 and 26 — back to back.

"Survivor" Season 24 is currently airing worldwide. The next season is expected to air in the fall.

Villafuerte also pointed out that this isn’t the first time that Caramoan was picked as a “Survivor” spot. “Survivors France, Sweden, Belgium, India, Turkey, Serbia, Israel have filmed there as early as four years ago,” he said.

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