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For International Delegates: Travel Info


Conference speakers that will be arriving at the Terminal 1 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport, please take the exit at letter M gate where our representative is waiting for you with your name on a piece of paper.  The representative will accompany you to your hotel at City State Tower Hotel, 1315 A. Mabini St., corner Padre Faura, Ermita, Manila—approximately 30 minutes away from the airport.

For those with Philippine Airlines tickets, you will be arriving at the Terminal 2 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport.  Another representative will wait and accompany you to Citystate  as well.

For departures, please leave the hotel 3 hours prior your departure time.

On your way to Puerto Princesa City, Mother Earth representatives will meet you at the airport.  For those with Zest Air tickets, please proceed to Old Domestic Airport while those with Cebu Pacific tickets, proceed to Terminal 3 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport and those with Philippine Airline tickets, proceed to domestic departure area of Terminal 2 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Once you have arrived at Puerto Princesa City, Mother Earth representatives will assist you until you have settled into your respective hotels.

In case of emergencies, please call Archie Abellar at +63 2 925-3829 or +63 919 225 3262 in Manila; or Miko Aliño at +63 2 922 845 6242 in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.


  • The currency in the Philippines is peso.
  • Bank notes: 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50 pesos.

1USD = 46.51 pesos
1Euro = 69.15 pesos

  • All major credit cards are accepted in hotels and shops. E.g. American Express, Mastercard and Visa.
  • ATM machines are available anywhere in Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa City.

Banking hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.


The Philippines is a tropical country.  Since it is November, we have clear bright sunny days, and there is tendency for warm and humid day time.  But it is cool during night time.  As of November 14, there is no tropical cyclone existing within the Philippine area of responsibility.

Temperature: In November, 22°C to 33°C

What to Wear

Light clothing is ideal especially if you want to venture outdoors.  At night it gets chilly due to gust out of North East Monsoon.

During the conference, smart casual must be fine.  You may bring a shawl or summer jacket because it might get colder inside the conference venue.


In Manila, taxi is always available in front of your hotel.  All taxicabs have air-conditioning and flag down rate is Php 30.00.  However, Php 60.00 for Yellow Cab Fleet and it has reliable meter counter and air-conditioning.  These are ubiquitous at international airport.

If you want to roam around Metro Manila, you may ride a bus, jeepney and Metro train.  They are more efficient for sight seeing and to witness local colors.

During the conference, the venue, Puerto Princesa City Coliseum, is a few minutes jeepney or tricycle ride from your hotel.


The current here is 220 volts.  If you have round and prolonged plugs, make sure to bring an adaptor.


Wi-fi internet connections are available in Turisimo Inn and Asturias Hotel.  Please ask hotel personnel for assistance.


The conference will be capped with an eco-tour to St. Paul Subterranean River in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.  It is one of the nominees for 7 New Wonders of Nature.  There are also site-visits to various materials recovery facilities (MRFs) in the city of Puerto Princesa.

Optional eco-tours will also be available such as in Honda Bay (island hopping), Dos Palmas (snorkeling) and the Puerto Princesa City Tour.

Note:  While enjoying the scenic beauty of Puerto Princesa, make sure to bring sun block lotion and bug spray for a comfortable and fantastic stay in the eco-tourism capital of the Philippines.


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Conference Program – Final

There were several changes made in the course of the program. Click on the link to download the latest program for the 6th Zero Waste International Conference. Thank you.

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