Guiuan town eyes tourism rebound from rebel-free status

June 17, 2015 5:29 am· Comments Off on Guiuan town eyes tourism rebound from rebel-free status 

By Roel T. Amazona

GUIUAN, Eastern Samar, June 16 (PNA) – The declaration of Guiuan town as insurgency-free is a big boost for tourism recovery in this town ravaged by the 2013 catastrophe.

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New Albay eco-tourism destination now sells like hot cakes

June 17, 2015 5:29 am· Comments Off on New Albay eco-tourism destination now sells like hot cakes 

By Johnny C. Nunez

LEGAZPI CITY, June 16 (PNA) — Albay’s newly discovered ecotourism sites are now selling like the proverbial hotcakes which further strengthen the province’s recent overwhelming tourism gains and further consolidate its new status as a global tourist destination in southern Luzon.

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Gov. Defensor mulls making Capitol grounds a tourist destination

June 17, 2015 5:29 am· Comments Off on Gov. Defensor mulls making Capitol grounds a tourist destination 

ILOILO CITY, June 16 –- Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. is planning to make the Capitol grounds a tourist destination.

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Malaysia's first Doubletree Resort by Hilton expects 60-65 percent occupancy rate

June 17, 2015 5:29 am· Comments Off on Malaysia's first Doubletree Resort by Hilton expects 60-65 percent occupancy rate 

GEORGE TOWN, June 16 — Hilton Worldwide's first DoubleTree Resort in malaysia is expected to have an occupancy rate of between 60 and 65 per cent in its first year of operation.

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Sri Lanka sees downward trend of Chinese tourists

June 17, 2015 5:29 am· Comments Off on Sri Lanka sees downward trend of Chinese tourists 

COLOMBO, June 16 — Chinese tourists visiting Sri Lanka since January this year has seen a mediocre increase compared to last year and this may be having a negative impact on the island's lucrative tourism industry.

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Antibiotic resistance a global threat to health, economy

June 17, 2015 5:28 am· Comments Off on Antibiotic resistance a global threat to health, economy 

UNITED NATIONS, June 16 — Antibiotic resistance is a massive global threat with both health and economic consequences, an expert said here Monday.

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New domestic HIV cases reach 5,500 in six months

June 17, 2015 5:28 am· Comments Off on New domestic HIV cases reach 5,500 in six months 

HA NOI, June 16 — Viet Nam discovered 5,500 more people living with HIV in the first six months of this year, according to an official of the Department of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control.

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Dengue cases in Iloilo down by 19%

June 17, 2015 5:28 am· Comments Off on Dengue cases in Iloilo down by 19% 

ILOILO CITY, June 16 — The number of dengue cases in Iloilo province from Jan. 1 to June 6, this year, went down by 19 percent to 274 cases as compared to 340 cases for the same period last year, according to Dr. Ma. Socorro Colmenares Quinon of the Iloilo Provincial Health Office.

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S. Korea reports more MERS cases as China, U.S. jointly develop new antibody

June 17, 2015 5:28 am· Comments Off on S. Korea reports more MERS cases as China, U.S. jointly develop new antibody 

BEIJING, June 16 — Infections with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) abated in South Korea as four more cases were added on Tuesday, while three more deaths were reported.

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WV hospitals ready for MERSCov, says DOH-6 director

June 17, 2015 5:28 am· Comments Off on WV hospitals ready for MERSCov, says DOH-6 director 

ILOILO CITY, June 16 -– The Department of Health Regional Office 6 (DOH-6) director said that their retained hospitals in Western Visayas are ready in case there would be MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) patient that would be referred to them.

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