Tourism boom in Baler creates more job opportunities to residents

May 21, 2015 4:56 am· Comments Off on Tourism boom in Baler creates more job opportunities to residents 

By Jason de Asis

BALER, Aurora, May 19 (PNA)– The booming tourism industry in this capital town of Aurora creates more job opportunities to local residents.

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Town in Misamis Oriental becomes a tourist destination

May 21, 2015 4:56 am· Comments Off on Town in Misamis Oriental becomes a tourist destination 

,OPOL, Misamis Oriental, May 19 – This fishing village of Opol, is becoming a tourist hub in Misamis Oriental, said town Mayor Max Seno on Tuesday.

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Pahiyas Festival 2015 in Lucban, Quezon surpasses record in tourist attendance

May 21, 2015 4:56 am· Comments Off on Pahiyas Festival 2015 in Lucban, Quezon surpasses record in tourist attendance 

By Gideon Belen

LUCBAN, Quezon May 19 (PNA) — The just concluded Pahiyas Festival in this town usually celebrated every May 15 broke last year’s 3.2-Million number of local and foreign tourists attendance.

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Canada to expand China Transit Program starting June 1

May 21, 2015 4:56 am· Comments Off on Canada to expand China Transit Program starting June 1 

OTTAWA, May 20 — Canada plans to expand its China Transit Program (CTP) to allow Chinese travelers to fly to and transit through Canada visa-free when they are en route to and from the United States, according to an announcement by Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Ministry on Tuesday.

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Russia’s Primorye region to accommodate world’s largest passenger Airliner

May 21, 2015 4:56 am· Comments Off on Russia’s Primorye region to accommodate world’s largest passenger Airliner 

VLADIVOSTOK, May 20 — Russia's southeastern Primorye region now has runways able to accommodate the Airbus A380 aircraft – the largest passenger plane in the world, Primorsky Territory Governor Vladimir Miklushevsky has announced.

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AirAsia adds Kuala Lumpur-Kaohsiung route to network

May 21, 2015 4:56 am· Comments Off on AirAsia adds Kuala Lumpur-Kaohsiung route to network 

KUALA LUMPUR, May 20 — AirAsia will add the Kuala Lumpur-Kaohsiung (Taiwan) route to its network from July 16, with three weekly direct flights.

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Rice terraces boost eco-tourism of Miagao, Iloilo

May 21, 2015 4:56 am· Comments Off on Rice terraces boost eco-tourism of Miagao, Iloilo 

By Richelle Jean E. Nacita

MIAGAO, Iloilo, May 20 (PNA) — This southern town of Iloilo province most of the time is associated with its church that has been included in the World Heritage List.

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NNC-6 continues evaluation of nutrition plan in cities in Negros Occidental

May 21, 2015 4:53 am· Comments Off on NNC-6 continues evaluation of nutrition plan in cities in Negros Occidental 

ILOILO CITY, May 19 — The National Nutrition Council (NNC) Region 6 continues its monitoring and evaluation on the implementation of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) in Negros Occidental.

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More than 500 individuals availed of free HIV testing in DOH-MIMAROPA

May 21, 2015 4:53 am· Comments Off on More than 500 individuals availed of free HIV testing in DOH-MIMAROPA 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, May 19 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH)-MIMAROPA said on Monday more than 500 individuals in the island provinces of the region voluntarily submitted themselves to the free HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) testing that it conducted from May 11 to 15 in line with the National HIV Free-Testing Program of the DOH central office.

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Roundup: Ebola virus remains threat despite recent progress

May 21, 2015 4:53 am· Comments Off on Roundup: Ebola virus remains threat despite recent progress 

GENEVA, May 20 — World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan Tuesday warned that the threat posed by the Ebola virus must not be forgotten despite successful efforts to abate the crisis.

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