Ilocos Norte tourist arrivals increasing

April 7, 2015 5:32 am· Comments Off on Ilocos Norte tourist arrivals increasing 

By Leilanie G. Adriano

LAOAG CITY, April 6 (PNA) — Tourist arrivals in Ilocos Norte continue to pick up reaching a record high of more than 356,000 this Holy Week season.

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Chinese tourists to Sri Lanka up 84% in March

April 7, 2015 5:32 am· Comments Off on Chinese tourists to Sri Lanka up 84% in March 

COLOMBO, April 6 — china remained the second largest source of tourists to Sri Lanka growing by 84.5 percent in March when compared with the previous year, latest data released here on Monday showed.

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AirAsia exec calls for establishment of ASEAN aviation regulatory authority

April 7, 2015 5:32 am· Comments Off on AirAsia exec calls for establishment of ASEAN aviation regulatory authority 

KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 — AirAsia Bhd Group Chief Executive Officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has called for ASEAN countries to band together and form a regulatory authority to ensure civilian aviation safety.

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AirAsia X to fly to Hawaii, 'exclusive' destination in Europe by December

April 7, 2015 5:32 am· Comments Off on AirAsia X to fly to Hawaii, 'exclusive' destination in Europe by December 

KUALA LUMPUR, April 6 — AirAsia X Bhd, the leading long-haul low-fare airline, aims to spread its wings to Hawaii and an 'exclusive' destination in Europe by December, Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Datuk Kamarudin Meranun said.

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DOT: Phl must-see destinations featured in travel IG accounts

April 7, 2015 5:32 am· Comments Off on DOT: Phl must-see destinations featured in travel IG accounts 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, April 6 (PNA) — Some of the Philippines' must-see destinations were featured on various travel and tourism Instagram (IG) accounts last week, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said on Monday.

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WHO cites need to ensure food safety from farm to plate on World Health Day

April 7, 2015 5:30 am· Comments Off on WHO cites need to ensure food safety from farm to plate on World Health Day 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, April 6 (PNA) — The World Health Organization (WHO) emphasized Monday that food safety assurance is the responsibility of all stakeholders and requires concerted action to safeguard food safety in the Region.

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Singapore scientists discover new way to treat dementia

April 7, 2015 5:30 am· Comments Off on Singapore scientists discover new way to treat dementia 

SINGAPORE, April 6 — Scientists from Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have found a new way to treat dementia by sending electrical impulses to specific areas of the brain to enhance the growth of new brain cells, the university said in a press release on Monday.

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Many obese Canadians could not survive emergency surgery — study

April 7, 2015 5:30 am· Comments Off on Many obese Canadians could not survive emergency surgery — study 

VANCOUVER, April 6 — About 17 percent of severely obese Canadians who require emergency surgery could not survive the operation in hospital, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Alberta.

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WHO cites three main food hazards

April 7, 2015 5:30 am· Comments Off on WHO cites three main food hazards 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, April 6 (PNA) — The World Health Organization (WHO) cites Monday three food safety hazards that can make an individual sick.

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WHO: Governments should make food safety a public priority

April 7, 2015 5:30 am· Comments Off on WHO: Governments should make food safety a public priority 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, April 6 (PNA) — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday urged different governments of countries in the Western Pacific Region to make food safety a public health priority.

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