Chinese tourists spending up big in Australia: report

June 18, 2016 by · Comments Off on Chinese tourists spending up big in Australia: report 

SYDNEY, June 17 — Chinese tourists are expected to spend more than 4.1 billion Australian dollars (3.02 billion U.S. dollars) in Australian retail outlets during 2016, according to a report received on Friday.

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DOLE-Bicol advises employers to take note of 2016 holidays declared by Malacañang

September 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOLE-Bicol advises employers to take note of 2016 holidays declared by Malacañang 

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 31 (PNA) – The regional office for Bicol here of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is advising local employers to take note of the regular and non-working holidays recently declared by Malacañang for next year.

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Cebu City mayor to meet hotel execs on hiked rates during APEC meetings

August 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on Cebu City mayor to meet hotel execs on hiked rates during APEC meetings 

CEBU CITY, Aug. 11 — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said Monday he will meet with Cebu hotel executives to hear their side on complaints on hiked rates during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit meetings which Cebu will host starting on the later part of this month.

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Sri Lanka sees downward trend of Chinese tourists

June 17, 2015 by · 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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Air Asia to open Iloilo to Xiamen, China direct flights next year

February 24, 2015 by · Comments Off on Air Asia to open Iloilo to Xiamen, China direct flights next year 

ILOILO CITY, Feb 23 — Filipino-Chinese from Iloilo will soon find it easier to travel to china following the announcement of the plan of Air Asia Airlines to open direct flight from the Iloilo International Airport to Xiamen, china last quarter of 2016.

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Peso ends sideways vs USD ahead of another eurozone ministers' meeting on looming Greek crisis

February 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Peso ends sideways vs USD ahead of another eurozone ministers' meeting on looming Greek crisis 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, Feb. 20 (PNA) — The Philippine peso ended the week sideways to a dollar as investors await resolution of the Greek debt crisis.

It finished the trade at Php44.24 from Php44.23 last Wednesday. There was no trading Thursday as it was a non-working holiday in line with the celebration of the Chinese New Year.

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(Feature) The PHL-China relations: 'Nearby friends work better'

February 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Feature) The PHL-China relations: 'Nearby friends work better' 

By Kris M. Crismundo

MANILA, Feb. 19 (PNA) — There is an old Chinese saying that “a near friend is better than a far relative.”

And this is how Filipino-Chinese magnate Alfredo M. Yao described the relations between the People's Republic of China and the Philippines in an interview with the Philippines News Agency.

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(Feature) Bright lights, bright beginnings for Chinese New Year 2015

February 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Feature) Bright lights, bright beginnings for Chinese New Year 2015 

By Noelle Andrea R. Padrones

MANILA, Feb. 19 (PNA) — The Chinese New Year, or the Lunar New Year of the Spring Festival in the Chinese Calendar, is a special non-working holiday in the Philippines.

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(Feature) Filipinos embrace Chinese New Year spirit with charms, food and fireworks

February 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Feature) Filipinos embrace Chinese New Year spirit with charms, food and fireworks 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Feb 19 (PNA) — With paper lanterns hung out to appreciate and round-shaped food set on the table, there’s no denying that the Chinese New Year celebration is still a huge deal to many Filipinos, whether with Chinese ancestry or not.

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Filipino-Chinese community in Albay celebrates Fiesta Tsinoy

February 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Filipino-Chinese community in Albay celebrates Fiesta Tsinoy 

By Emmanuel P. Solis

LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 20 (PNA) — Hundreds of members of the Filipino-Chinese community headed by Antonio Tan, Liberty Commercial Center (LCC) president and Fiesta Tsinoy chair, gathered at the Albay Astrodome here in celebration of the Chinese New Year on Thursday.

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