(News Feature)European cruise ship passengers get the taste of Leyte’s Kalanggaman Island

January 3, 2016 7:35 am· Comments Off on (News Feature)European cruise ship passengers get the taste of Leyte’s Kalanggaman Island 

By Vicky C. Arnaiz

TACLOBAN CITY, Dec. 31 (PNA) – The MS Europa 1, an international cruise ship of the Hapag-Lloyd Cruise Company in Europe, made a stopover on Tuesday in Kalanggaman Island, Palompon, Leyte.

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(Feature)Finding peace and quiet in the ‘Melting Pot of Mindanao’

January 3, 2016 7:35 am· Comments Off on (Feature)Finding peace and quiet in the ‘Melting Pot of Mindanao’ 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Jan. 1 (PNA) — It is almost impossible to mention ‘Davao’ and not associate it with the tough-talking, crime-busting presidential aspirant and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo ‘Rody’ Duterte.

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Chinese civil aviation sees improved flight safety in 2015

January 3, 2016 7:35 am· Comments Off on Chinese civil aviation sees improved flight safety in 2015 

BEIJING, Jan. 2 — China's civil aviation sector saw improved safety in flights, according to a senior official in charge on Friday.

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Jember Airport reopens as volcanic ash clears

January 3, 2016 7:35 am· Comments Off on Jember Airport reopens as volcanic ash clears 

JEMBER, Jan. 2 — The management of Notohadinegoro Airport in Jember District, East Java Province, has reopened the airport on Friday following its closure due to volcanic ash spewed by the erupting Mount Bromo.

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PHL shortens hosting of ASEAN Tourism Forum

January 3, 2016 7:35 am· Comments Off on PHL shortens hosting of ASEAN Tourism Forum 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Jan. 2 (PNA) — The Department of Tourism said that the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF), which will be hosted by the Philippines this year, will be shorter compared to the ATF last year held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

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(Yearender) DOH expands its immunization programs through 'school-based immunization'

January 3, 2016 7:33 am· Comments Off on (Yearender) DOH expands its immunization programs through 'school-based immunization' 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Dec. 28 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) took significant steps in bringing its immunization program not only in the health centers but also in the public schools through the “school-based immunization” program that it launched in 2015.

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(Yearender) DOH assures availability of commonly used medications at home of the poorest of the poor beginning 2016

January 3, 2016 7:33 am· Comments Off on (Yearender) DOH assures availability of commonly used medications at home of the poorest of the poor beginning 2016 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Dec. 28 (PNA) — Starting next year, five million Filipino families belonging to the poorest of the poor category will be provided with two common medications in their homes by the Department of Health (DOH).

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DOH reminds public on danger of leftover firecrackers still present in the communities; advises those wounded to have ATS

January 3, 2016 7:33 am· Comments Off on DOH reminds public on danger of leftover firecrackers still present in the communities; advises those wounded to have ATS 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Jan. 1 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) reminded the public on Friday to ensure that firecrackers that did not ignite and explode during the New Year revelry but remained present in the communities be properly disposed of to avoid accidental injuries to innocent people.

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Shanghai reports 1 human H7N9 case

January 3, 2016 7:33 am· Comments Off on Shanghai reports 1 human H7N9 case 

SHANGHAI, Jan. 2 — Shanghai's public health authorities confirmed a human H7N9 case Friday.

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EcoWaste urges gov't to totally ban firecrackers

January 3, 2016 7:33 am· Comments Off on EcoWaste urges gov't to totally ban firecrackers 

MANILA, Jan. 2 — The EcoWaste Coalition, a civil society partner of the Department of Health (DOH) in its yearly “Iwas Paputok” campaign, urged the government to declare an all-out war against the banned piccolo firecracker, the top cause of firecracker-related injuries in the country.

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