DOT-6 director confident 2014 tourist arrival target of 3.6M could be reached

October 16, 2014 5:19 am· Comments Off on DOT-6 director confident 2014 tourist arrival target of 3.6M could be reached 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 15 — Department of Tourism (DOT) Regional Director Helen Catalbas said she is confident that the targeted tourists arrivals of 3.6 million for 2014 could be reached despite the travel ban issued by the Chinese government last September.

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Independent travelers fill up void left by China travel ban

October 16, 2014 5:19 am· Comments Off on Independent travelers fill up void left by China travel ban 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 15 -– Department of Tourism (DOT) Regional Director Helen Catalbas said world famous Boracay island barely suffered from the Chinese travel ban issued September because of foreign independent travelers fill the void.

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DOT's VPY2015 TVC to be aired internationally

October 16, 2014 5:19 am· Comments Off on DOT's VPY2015 TVC to be aired internationally 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) — The latest television commercial (TVC) of the Department of Tourism (DOT) on Visit the Philippines Year 2015 (VPY2015) is set to join the department’s previous TVCs being aired in digital billboards worldwide.

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IPHO reports 17 suspected cases of measles in Maasin town

October 16, 2014 5:18 am· Comments Off on IPHO reports 17 suspected cases of measles in Maasin town 

ILOILO CITY, Oct. 15 –- The Iloilo Provincial Health Office (IPHO) has reported 17 suspected cases of measles in Maasin town with their serum samples now sent to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM).

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DOH-MIMAROPA reports 94 percent coverage for mass immunization campaign

October 16, 2014 5:18 am· Comments Off on DOH-MIMAROPA reports 94 percent coverage for mass immunization campaign 

By Sweetie dela Torre

MANILA, Oct. 15(PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) in MIMAROPA (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan provinces) on Wednesday reported a 94 percent coverage for their recently concluded measles, rubella and oral polio vaccine mass immunization (MR-OPV) campaign for 2014 held from September 1 to October 10, 2014.

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Second Ebola patient in U.S. in good condition

October 16, 2014 5:18 am· Comments Off on Second Ebola patient in U.S. in good condition 

HOUSTON, Oct. 15 — A Dallas nurse diagnosed to be the second Ebola patient in the United States is now in good condition, according to Texas health authorities.

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DepEd-ARMM cites 6 schools for effective implementation of gov't flagship health program

October 16, 2014 5:18 am· Comments Off on DepEd-ARMM cites 6 schools for effective implementation of gov't flagship health program 

COTABATO CITY, Oct. 15 — The Department of Education in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DepEd-ARMM) on Wednesday cited six schools in the region for commendable implementation of the Essential Health Care Program (EHCP), a flagship government program that promotes hand washing, tooth brushing and deworming among school children.

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China's Guangdong Province confirms 1,380 new dengue cases

October 16, 2014 5:18 am· Comments Off on China's Guangdong Province confirms 1,380 new dengue cases 

MOSCOW, Oct. 15 — The Wei Planning Commission in China's Guangdong Province has released its latest report on dengue fever confirming 1,380 new cases of the disease, China News reported Wednesday.

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Cebuana wins 21K race in South Korea

October 16, 2014 5:16 am· Comments Off on Cebuana wins 21K race in South Korea 

CEBU CITY, Oct. 15 — Cebuana running queen Mary Joy Tabal set her own mark after winning the 21K division of the 2014 Seoul Race in South Korea last October 12.

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Head coach expects archery squad to make semi-final

October 16, 2014 5:16 am· Comments Off on Head coach expects archery squad to make semi-final 

INCHEON, Oct. 15 — Malaysia's archery squad to 2014 Asian Para Games here is expected to at least qualify for the semi-final of the events contested, said head coach, Abdul Rahman Saayon.

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