PATA chief foresees heavy foreign tourists’ influx to Albay

December 8, 2015 8:03 am· Comments Off on PATA chief foresees heavy foreign tourists’ influx to Albay 

By Johnny C. Nunez

LEGAZPI CITY, Dec. 7 (PNA) — Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) chief executive officer Mario Hardy foresees a heavy influx of tourists to Albay once the new and modern Bicol International Airport (BIA) gets operational in 2017.

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Guimaras homestay program for tourists on the upswing

December 8, 2015 8:03 am· Comments Off on Guimaras homestay program for tourists on the upswing 

JORDAN, Guimaras, Dec 7 — The homestay program initiated by the provincial government here provided answer to the lack of places where guests could stay indefinitely.

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PAL's SFO-MNL flights to use NAIA Terminal 1

December 8, 2015 8:03 am· Comments Off on PAL's SFO-MNL flights to use NAIA Terminal 1 

MANILA, Dec 7 — The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 will be utilized as the "airport of arrival" for all Philippine Airlines (PAL) flights from San Francisco to Manila until March next year.

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N. Korea-invested museum opens in Cambodia's Siem Reap city

December 8, 2015 8:03 am· Comments Off on N. Korea-invested museum opens in Cambodia's Siem Reap city 

PHNOM PENH, Dec. 7 — After five years of construction, the USD24 million Angkor Panorama Museum, funded by North Korea, opened in northwest Cambodia's Siem Reap city, a local English newspaper reported on Monday.

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Cebu Capitol sets aside PHP13.5M for tourism infra in southwest, mid-west Cebu

December 8, 2015 8:03 am· Comments Off on Cebu Capitol sets aside PHP13.5M for tourism infra in southwest, mid-west Cebu 

CEBU CITY, Dec. 7 — The Cebu Provincial Government has set aside some PHP13.5 million for infrastructure projects for eco-tourism destinations in southwest and mid-west Cebu, an official said.

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Indonesia Tourism Minister calls for support of UN WTO

December 8, 2015 8:03 am· Comments Off on Indonesia Tourism Minister calls for support of UN WTO 

LONDON, Dec. 7 — Tourism Minister Arief Yahya held a meeting with Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UN WTO) Thaleb Rifai and some UN WTO executives at the organizations headquarters in Madrid, Spain.

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DOH sets mass drug administration to eliminate filariasis in Region 9

December 8, 2015 8:01 am· Comments Off on DOH sets mass drug administration to eliminate filariasis in Region 9 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Dec. 7 -– The Department of Health (DOH) is strengthening its campaign against filariasis in a bid to meet the 2018 deadline of filaria-free Philippines.

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Pantone reveals softer take on 2016 colors of the year

December 8, 2015 8:01 am· Comments Off on Pantone reveals softer take on 2016 colors of the year 

By Filane Mikee Z. Cervantes

MANILA, Dec. 7 (PNA) — Pantone, the world-renowned authority on color, has revealed for the first time two colors of the year for 2016.

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Chinese Nobel laureate Tu Youyou calls for joint efforts to combat malaria

December 8, 2015 8:01 am· Comments Off on Chinese Nobel laureate Tu Youyou calls for joint efforts to combat malaria 

STOCKHOLM, Dec. 7 –China's Tu Youyou, who won 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, cited Sunday the urgent need of joint efforts to combat malaria.

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City distributes 570 hearing aids

December 8, 2015 8:01 am· Comments Off on City distributes 570 hearing aids 

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Dec. 7 –- Exactly 570 individuals here with impaired hearing were given the “gift of hearing” by a foundation based in the United States, an official said Monday.

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