Roundup: Visa-free travel between China, Fiji expected to attract more Chinese tourists

March 18, 2015 6:05 am· Comments Off on Roundup: Visa-free travel between China, Fiji expected to attract more Chinese tourists 

SUVA, March 17 — From March 14, 2015, nationals of china and Fiji can enter each others country without a visa, as agreed by both governments. The latest move, combined with other steps such as the launching of Fiji's first travel guidebook in Chinese, are expected to further attract Chinese tourists to the South Pacific island country, many say in Fiji.

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Hanoi told to prioritize tourism-boosting policies

March 18, 2015 6:05 am· Comments Off on Hanoi told to prioritize tourism-boosting policies 

HANOI, March 17 — Hanoi needs to develop its own brand of tourism, focusing on craft villages, eco-tourism and cultural tourism, said Nguyen Cong Hoan, the deputy director of Hanoi Redtours.

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After rising from 'Reming' devastation, Albay now haven of foreign tourists in Bicol

March 18, 2015 6:05 am· Comments Off on After rising from 'Reming' devastation, Albay now haven of foreign tourists in Bicol 

By Rhaydz B. Barcia

LEGAZPI CITY, March 17 (PNA) — Rising from the devastation wrought by super typhoon "Reming" in 2006, Albay province has completely regained its economic and tourism glory, Maria "Nini" Ravanilla, Department of Tourism Bicol regional director, said Tuesday.

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Iloilo health officials wary over reported 3rd human rabies case

March 18, 2015 6:03 am· Comments Off on Iloilo health officials wary over reported 3rd human rabies case 

ILOILO CITY, March 17 -– Health officials urged residents in the province to have their dogs immunized against rabies as they are closely monitoring the third human rabies in San Andres, San Rafael in Iloilo province.

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DOH-12 reviews Family Planning Program, vows to improve services this year

March 18, 2015 6:03 am· Comments Off on DOH-12 reviews Family Planning Program, vows to improve services this year 

COTABATO CITY, March 17 — To ensure that one of the flagship programs of the Department of Health (DOH) in Central Mindanao, a Family Planning Program Implementation Review was conducted in Davao City, health officials said Monday.

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Iloilo Provincial Veterinarian set to receive 1,400 vials of anti-rabies vaccines

March 18, 2015 6:03 am· Comments Off on Iloilo Provincial Veterinarian set to receive 1,400 vials of anti-rabies vaccines 

ILOILO CITY, March 17 – The Iloilo Provincial Veterinarian is set to receive 1,400 vials of anti-rabies vaccines from the Department of Health (DOH) Wednesday.

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Give serious attention to healthcare, employers told

March 18, 2015 6:03 am· Comments Off on Give serious attention to healthcare, employers told 

KUALA LUMPUR, March 17 — Healthcare is an important issue and enployers should give it serious attention as the productivity of the workers of any organisation depends on it, said US Chamber of Commerce senior vice-president, Asia Department International Affairs Division, Tami Overby.

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2013 NNC survey says 3 of 10 Filipinos obese

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BAGUIO CITY, March 17 — Based on the 8th National Nutrition Council Survey conducted in 2013, three out of 10 Filipinos are obese or overweight, and the prevalence of overweight children and teenagers is increasing.

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Zuellig, UNICEF link to build resilient health sector in Samar

March 18, 2015 6:03 am· Comments Off on Zuellig, UNICEF link to build resilient health sector in Samar 

TACLOBAN CITY, March 17 — The Department of Health (DOH) continues to strengthen local health systems along the super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) corridor in Eastern Visayas, noting the low level of resilience of health workforce and infrastructure.

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Davao Sur town targets zero birth mortality

March 18, 2015 6:03 am· Comments Off on Davao Sur town targets zero birth mortality 

MAGSAYSAY, Davao del Sur, March 17 -– The local government unit here is targeting a zero mortality birth rate as it intensifies its drive against “hilot” home deliveries.

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