Boracay tourism continues to grow despite coliform scare

March 5, 2015 11:55 am· Comments Off on Boracay tourism continues to grow despite coliform scare 

BORACAY Island, Aklan, March 4 — Both foreign and local tourists still continue to flock to this resort island despite the existence of the high coliform level recently reported by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB).

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Palawan-AirAsia Zest ink deal to launch ‘World's Best Island’ campaign

March 5, 2015 11:55 am· Comments Off on Palawan-AirAsia Zest ink deal to launch ‘World's Best Island’ campaign 

By Celeste Anna R. Formoso

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, March 4 (PNA) — Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia Zest (Philippines) and the Palawan government represented by Governor Jose Alvarez and the Palawan Tourism Council (PTC) signed Wednesday a partnership understanding agreement to launch the “World’s Best Island” campaign.

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UNWTO meeting discusses prospect of Silk Road tourism

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BERLIN, March 5 — Ministers and representatives from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) on Wednesday expressed high hopes for the prospect of Silk Road tourism here at the ongoing 2015 International Tourismus-Boerse (ITB).

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UAE warns citizens against travel to India due to spread of swine flu

March 5, 2015 11:55 am· Comments Off on UAE warns citizens against travel to India due to spread of swine flu 

DUBAI, March 5 — The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday warned citizens against travelling to India due to the spread of swine flu.

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Tigayon Hill to boost Kalibo tourism

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KALIBO, Aklan, March 5 — The local government of Kalibo will officially launch the Tigayon Hill on March 19 as the new tourism destination here.

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Swine flu toll in Coimbatore rises to three

March 5, 2015 11:53 am· Comments Off on Swine flu toll in Coimbatore rises to three 

COIMBATORE, March 4 — A 41-year-old man Wednesday succumbed to swine flu at the Government Hospital here, taking the toll to three deaths in three days.

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Cebu tops animal bites cases in Central Visayas as human rabies cases dips

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CEBU CITY, March 4 — Cebu province has the highest number of cases of animal bites among other provinces in Central Visayas last year, even as human rabies cases in the region dropped, a health official said.

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Spotlight: China praised for endeavor to fight Ebola in W. Africa

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By Xinhua Writer Shuai Rong, Jiang Yan

BRUSSELS, March 5 (PNA/Xinhua) — China was commended for its positive role in the global fight against fatal Ebola virus in West African countries.

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Radiologists see improved diagnostic options for prostate cancer

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VIENNA, March 5 — New ultrasound techniques and multiparameter MRI scans during biopsies allow for the detection and exact distinction of prostate tumours leading to the prospect of improved diagnoses, a British expert said in Vienna on Wednesday.

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Influenza costs Germany billions of euros

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BERLIN, March 5 — A wave of influenza continued to spread in Germany. Economists said on Wednesday the epidemic could cost German economy billions of euros as it forced more and more people to rest in bed.

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