Groundhog day as Australian airlines cancel Bali flights

August 11, 2015 5:28 am· Comments Off on Groundhog day as Australian airlines cancel Bali flights 

SYDNEY, Aug. 10 — It's groundhog day for Australian tourists as airlines cancel further flights to the Indonesian holiday island of Bali on Monday.

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Two provinces enhance bilateral cooperation on tourism

August 11, 2015 5:28 am· Comments Off on Two provinces enhance bilateral cooperation on tourism 

By Lilian C. Mellejor

MATI, Davao Oriental, Aug. 10 (PNA) – Sharing the same tourism highway and a goal for growth, the provinces of Davao Oriental and Surigao del Sur finally break borders and agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation through sharing of resources and adopting common actions to boost the tourism industry.

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MAHB records 10-M passenger movements in July

August 11, 2015 5:28 am· Comments Off on MAHB records 10-M passenger movements in July 

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug. 10 — The malaysia Airport Holdings Bhd (MAHB) system of airports, including the Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen International Airport (SGIA), handled a record 10 million passenger movements with a double-digit increase of 16.7 percent compared to July 2014.

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Feature: Prepaid card for MCCT beneficiaries is a helpful innovation –DSWD

August 11, 2015 5:27 am· Comments Off on Feature: Prepaid card for MCCT beneficiaries is a helpful innovation –DSWD 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Aug. 9 (PNA) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has said that the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) prepaid card being issued to the family beneficiaries of the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer (MCCT) program will be a big help in easier liquidation of their cash grants.

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Diet of most Australians 'sub-standard'

August 11, 2015 5:27 am· Comments Off on Diet of most Australians 'sub-standard' 

CANBERRA, Aug. 10 — The diets of most Australians have been criticized as sub-standard, with junk food now being considered "mainstream" by many people rather than an occasional treat, according to a scientific study released on Monday.

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China records 1,479 voluntary organ donations in first 7 months

August 11, 2015 5:27 am· Comments Off on China records 1,479 voluntary organ donations in first 7 months 

WUHAN, Aug. 10 — The Chinese mainland recorded 1,479 voluntary organ donations as of Aug. 3 this year, outperforming public expectations after the country banned harvesting organs from executed prisoners on Jan. 1, an expert has said.

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China's Guizhou home to 1,387 centenarians

August 11, 2015 5:27 am· Comments Off on China's Guizhou home to 1,387 centenarians 

GUIYANG, Aug. 10 — Guizhou, one of the poorest provinces in southwest China, is home to 1,387 centenarians, according to official figures released Monday.

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MisOcc gov wants to further reduce the malnutrition rate

August 11, 2015 5:27 am· Comments Off on MisOcc gov wants to further reduce the malnutrition rate 

OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, Aug. 10 -– Governor Herminia Ramiro, who chairs the Provincial Nutrition Council, wanted that the malnutrition rate of this province to be further reduced.

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Gov't agencies implementing tobacco policies get support of health groups

August 11, 2015 5:27 am· Comments Off on Gov't agencies implementing tobacco policies get support of health groups 

MANILA, Aug. 10 — HealthJustice, a public health policy think tank, condemned on Monday the tobacco industry in terms of resorting to bullying strategy to government agencies that strongly implement tobacco control policies.

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(Feature)Are we really eating healthy?

August 11, 2015 5:27 am· Comments Off on (Feature)Are we really eating healthy? 

By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata

MANILA, Aug. 10 (PNA) — When can we say that healthy foods and beverages are really healthy?

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