DENR exec urges study on bills seeking to ban export of unprocessed minerals

January 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on DENR exec urges study on bills seeking to ban export of unprocessed minerals 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 4 — An official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 has urged a feasibility study on the pending bills in the House of Representatives and the Senate seeking to ban the export of unprocessed minerals.

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Mactan resort exec says Japanese tourists now outnumber Koreans

December 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Mactan resort exec says Japanese tourists now outnumber Koreans 

CEBU CITY, Nov. 30 — A top executive of the five-star Plantation Bay Resort and Spa in Lapu-Lapu City has reported that Japanese tourists now outnumber Koreans as their number one foreign guests.

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S. Korea to build 2nd airport in Jeju resort island

November 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on S. Korea to build 2nd airport in Jeju resort island 

SEOUL, Nov. 10 — South Korea's transport ministry announced a plan Tuesday to build a new airport in the country's southern resort island of Jeju by 2025 to meet the fast-growing air traffic demand.

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AirAsia offers special fares to all destinations accross Asia, Australia

October 19, 2015 by · Comments Off on AirAsia offers special fares to all destinations accross Asia, Australia 

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 18 — Low-cost airline AirAsia is offering three million promotional seats to over 20 countries across Asia and Australia from Oct. 19-25.

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Bhullar finishes tied 38th at Asia-Pacific in Japan

September 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Bhullar finishes tied 38th at Asia-Pacific in Japan 

IBARAKI PREFECTURE, Japan, Sept. 27 — Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar scored a bogey free one-under 69 with one birdie and 17 pars to finish Tied-38th up from 45th overnight at the Asia-Pacific Open Mitsubishi Diamond Cup here today.

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Macao's tourist arrivals up 17.8% in July

August 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Macao's tourist arrivals up 17.8% in July 

MACAO, Aug. 27 — Macao registered 2.64 million tourist arrivals in July, a 17.8-percent rise on a monthly basis, but still witnessed a 3.8 percent year-on-year decline, the Statistics and Census Service said on Wednesday.

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S. Korea reports no MERS infection for 8 days, no death added

July 14, 2015 by · Comments Off on S. Korea reports no MERS infection for 8 days, no death added 

SEOUL, July 13 — South Korea reported no new case of infection with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) for eight straight days on Monday, with no death being added, the health ministry said.

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Macao's visitor arrivals edge up in May

June 24, 2015 by · Comments Off on Macao's visitor arrivals edge up in May 

MACAO, June 24 — Macao's Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) issued data Tuesday indicating that visitor arrivals in May edging up from the previous month to 2,548,562, increasing slightly by 0.9 percent year-on-year, and the same-day visitors, which account for 54.4 percent of the passenger volume, totaled 1,386,839, up by 2.6 percent.

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ASEAN-Korea center promotes ASEAN’s hidden tourist attractions

June 10, 2015 by · Comments Off on ASEAN-Korea center promotes ASEAN’s hidden tourist attractions 

SEOUL, Republic of Korea, June 9 — The ASEAN-Korea Center (Secretary General Kim Young-sun) will participate in the "30th Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA 2015)" from June 11 to 14 at the COEX Convention Center in Seoul to promote major tourist attractions of the 10 ASEAN member states — Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

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S. Korea's MERS patients rises to 18 with 3 new cases

June 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on S. Korea's MERS patients rises to 18 with 3 new cases 

SEOUL, June 1 — South Korea's health ministry said Monday three new cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome have been confirmed, raising the total number of people diagnosed with the potentially fatal MERS virus to 18.

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