The Girl with the Muji Hat congratulates Explora for the successful launch of SOCCSKSARGEN’s new tourism website, on Saturday at Bonifacio Global City. The ceremonial presentation was attended by DOT Regional Director Nelly Dillera, Impact Hub representatives, bloggers, and some media personalities.

About Explora

Explora is a Filipino start-up company that is committed to uplift local tourism in the Philippines.

Since its establishment, Explora has been partnering with the Department of Tourism, Local Government Units, and volunteers to gather accurate and updated travel information and share them to travelers through the internet.

At, travelers can expect to find the most loved destinations, highly-recommended attractions, as well as unique places to stay in Soccsksargen (SOX) – region of the Philippines located in South-central Mindanao.

The new tourism website ensures a better user experience across various devices, including desktop and mobile. It also features a secure booking system that is tied with accommodations in the entire region. The system allows travelers to book hotels and at the same time find sightseeing spots and restaurants nearby, and know which local food or activities to try.

Building has been an immense project and is indeed another huge step towards Explora’s commitment to make travels easier in the Philippines. As Perry Sumakote, Co-founder of Explora, mentioned in his closing speech, there is a need to update relevant information about local travel destinations in order to “address the gap between travelers and their domestic travel needs” is sure to address this gap!

Again, congratulations Explora for the successful launch of! We can’t wait to plan our next travel to SOX!

Explora Founder/CEO JR Felipe, DOT Regional Director Nelly Dillera, Explora Cofounder/VP Perry Sumakote

Have you been to Soccsksargen? What is your favorite destination? If you haven’t, would you consider SOX in your next travel?

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