3 million tourists visit Albania in 2014

October 29, 2014 9:25 am· Comments Off on 3 million tourists visit Albania in 2014 

TIRANA, Oct. 28 — The World Tourism Organization said Monday that 3 million tourists visited Albania during 2014, a 20-percent rise in comparison to the previous year, according to the Albanian Telegraphic Agency.

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Residents from 12 countries to get visa-free entry to Rwanda

October 29, 2014 9:25 am· Comments Off on Residents from 12 countries to get visa-free entry to Rwanda 

KIGALI, Oct. 28 — Passport holders of 12 countries across the world will no longer need a visa to travel to Rwanda for short visits from next month, Rwanda's Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration said Monday.

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House okays proposed second runway for Mactan airport

October 29, 2014 9:25 am· Comments Off on House okays proposed second runway for Mactan airport 

CEBU CITY, Oct. 28 — The House of Representatives has approved the proposal to construct a second runway at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA).

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US travel guide cites reasons why Manila is one of 'Asia’s coolest cities'

October 29, 2014 9:25 am· Comments Off on US travel guide cites reasons why Manila is one of 'Asia’s coolest cities' 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Oct. 28 (PNA) — Draft beer, street food, and speakeasy bars are only some of the reasons why Manila is emerging as one of Asia's most happening capitals, according to popular US travel guide, Lonely Planet.

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Austria sees record tourist numbers over summer

October 29, 2014 9:25 am· Comments Off on Austria sees record tourist numbers over summer 

VIENNA, Oct. 29 — Austria has attracted a record number of tourists over the past summer season despite cool and rainy weather, Statistics Austria figures released Tuesday showed.

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US recommends voluntary isolation for 'high-risk' Ebola health workers

October 29, 2014 9:23 am· Comments Off on US recommends voluntary isolation for 'high-risk' Ebola health workers 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 — The U.S. government on Monday urged people considered "high-risk" for Ebola to voluntarily stay at home for 21 days after returning from Ebola-stricken West African countries.

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UNAIDS pledges support for Thailand in fight against HIV, AIDS

October 29, 2014 9:23 am· Comments Off on UNAIDS pledges support for Thailand in fight against HIV, AIDS 

BANGKOK, Oct. 28 — The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) said it will provide all possible support to Thailand to cope with HIV/AIDS, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

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Measles outbreak in Iloilo now under control

October 29, 2014 9:23 am· Comments Off on Measles outbreak in Iloilo now under control 

ILOILO, Oct. 28 — The measles outbreak in Barangay Trangka in the town of Maasin here has been put under control, according to the latest report of the Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit of the Iloilo Provincial Health Office.

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Batac hospital promotes handwashing for a healthier environment

October 29, 2014 9:23 am· Comments Off on Batac hospital promotes handwashing for a healthier environment 

Batac City, Ilocos Norte, Oct 28 –An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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DOH-ARMM tops 2014 nationwide anti-measles and anti-polio vaccination campaigns

October 29, 2014 9:23 am· Comments Off on DOH-ARMM tops 2014 nationwide anti-measles and anti-polio vaccination campaigns 

COTABATO CITY, Oct. 28 — The Department of Health – Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DOH-ARMM) has topped this year’s anti-measles and anti-polio mass vaccination campaigns in the country.

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