Women in DavSur trains for Mt. Apo ecoguiding

November 25, 2014 11:52 pm· Comments Off on Women in DavSur trains for Mt. Apo ecoguiding 

By Cherry Mae D. Palicte

STA. CRUZ, Davao del Sur, Nov. 24 (PNA) -– Ten women tour guides from this town underwent training from Nov. 17-20 on Mt. Apo Ecoguiding, a program designed to develop young adventurous women to be actively involved in the emerging tour guiding industry within the Mt. Apo Natural Park (MANP) as well as a guiding interpretation in the natural/cultural areas and nature-based activities in MANP.

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Palawan declared as 'Top Island in the World'

November 25, 2014 11:52 pm· Comments Off on Palawan declared as 'Top Island in the World' 

MANILA, Nov. 25 — A lawmaker has filed a resolution commending the Island of Palawan, which was declared recently as “Top Island In the World” in the 27th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards of Conde Nast Traveler Magazine.

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CALABARZON tourism forum on Visit the Philippines Years 2015 set for Friday

November 25, 2014 11:52 pm· Comments Off on CALABARZON tourism forum on Visit the Philippines Years 2015 set for Friday 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Nov. 25 (PNA) — Various provincial tourism officers from CALABARZON will gather during a whole-day forum on Friday to discuss the latest trends in tourism and at the same time launch Visit the Philippines Year 2015 (VPY2015) in the region.

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Plague kills 47 in Madagascar: official

November 25, 2014 11:51 pm· Comments Off on Plague kills 47 in Madagascar: official 

ANTANANARIVO, Nov. 25 — A plague has killed 47 people and infected 138 in Madagascar, Prime Minister Kolo Roger, who is also the Minister of Health said in a press conference Monday evening.

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Real-time data is answer to Ebola crisis — UNICEF

November 25, 2014 11:51 pm· Comments Off on Real-time data is answer to Ebola crisis — UNICEF 

By Stephanie Parker

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 25 (PNA/Xinhua) — As the global community battles the Ebola crisis sweeping across West Africa, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is investigating new approaches to combat the epidemic.

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WHO chief discusses Ebola response with Malian leaders: UN spokesman

November 25, 2014 11:51 pm· Comments Off on WHO chief discusses Ebola response with Malian leaders: UN spokesman 

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 25 — Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Margaret Chan was in Mali over the weekend and discussed with local authorities better ways to stem the Ebola outbreak, which has killed at least five people in the West African country, a UN spokesman said here Monday.

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American school children mock Michelle Obama's health nutrition program

November 25, 2014 11:51 pm· Comments Off on American school children mock Michelle Obama's health nutrition program 

MOSCOW, Nov. 25 — Numerous pictures of unappealing school lunches with the hashtag "#ThanksMichelleObama" have been tweeted by enraged teens.

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Brazil to produce new TB drug with India's help

November 25, 2014 11:51 pm· Comments Off on Brazil to produce new TB drug with India's help 

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 25 — Brazil will produce a new drug against tuberculosis (TB) with the help of India, state news agency Agencia Brasil announced Monday.

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First suspected Ebola patient dies in Pakistan

November 25, 2014 11:51 pm· Comments Off on First suspected Ebola patient dies in Pakistan 

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 25 — A suspected Ebola virus disease (EVD) patient died in the Pakistani industrial city of Faisalabad Tuesday morning, hospital sources and the media said.

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High lipid levels raise alarm

November 25, 2014 11:51 pm· Comments Off on High lipid levels raise alarm 

HA NOI, Nov. 25 — About 44 per cent of Ha Noi and HCM City residents have hyperlipidaemia, a condition where one has an abnormally elevated level of lipids in their blood, according to a recent study by the National Institute of Nutrition.

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