8.29-M train trips made on Jan. 1

January 3, 2015 9:57 am· Comments Off on 8.29-M train trips made on Jan. 1 

BEIJING, Jan. 2 — About 8.29 million train trips were made on Thursday, the first day of a three-day New Year holiday, surging 56.5 percent year-on-year, China Railway Corporation (CRC) said Friday.

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DOT 7 to produce tourism development plan guidebook for Cebu’s LGUs

January 3, 2015 9:57 am· Comments Off on DOT 7 to produce tourism development plan guidebook for Cebu’s LGUs 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 2 — The Department of Tourism (DOT) 7 will produce a guidebook on tourism development plans for local government units (LGU) in Cebu Province starting in February.

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PHL among travel blog’s 15 best travel destinations in 2015

January 3, 2015 9:57 am· Comments Off on PHL among travel blog’s 15 best travel destinations in 2015 

MANILA, Jan 2 — Another travel and lifestyle blog has listed the Philippines as among the 15 best travel destinations in 2015.

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Fireworks-related injuries down 39%

January 3, 2015 9:56 am· Comments Off on Fireworks-related injuries down 39% 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Jan. 2 (PNA)–The number of fireworks-related injuries (FWRI) reached 593 cases during the past 12 days, 393 cases or 39 percent lower than the 986 cases recorded from Dec. 21, 2013 to Jan. 2, 2014, Department of Health (DOH) statistics show.

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Guangdong slaughters chickens after virus found in export to Hong Kong

January 3, 2015 9:56 am· Comments Off on Guangdong slaughters chickens after virus found in export to Hong Kong 

GUANGZHOU, Jan. 2 — Authorities in Huizhou City in south China's Guangdong Province said Friday that it had slaughtered 13,000 chickens on a poultry farm, as its exports to Hong Kong were found to be infected with the deadly H7N9 virus.

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S.Korean medical worker sent to Germany on Ebola infection concern

January 3, 2015 9:56 am· Comments Off on S.Korean medical worker sent to Germany on Ebola infection concern 

SEOUL, Jan. 2 — A South Korean medical worker will be transported to Germany from Ebola-hit Sierra Leone as the worker was suspected of being infected with the virus while collecting blood from an Ebola patient, Seoul's foreign ministry said Friday.

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Ireland to fund Sierra Leone's ambulance, burial teams to fight Ebola

January 3, 2015 9:56 am· Comments Off on Ireland to fund Sierra Leone's ambulance, burial teams to fight Ebola 

DUBLIN, Jan 3 — ireland on Friday announced additional government funding to fight the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

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Amber Rose calls Shiloh Jolie-Pitt as 'John'

January 3, 2015 9:54 am· Comments Off on Amber Rose calls Shiloh Jolie-Pitt as 'John' 

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2 — Amber Rose is getting backlash for a controversial Instagram post she shared about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's eight-year-old daughter Shiloh Jolie-Pitt.

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Taylor Swift's '1989' becomes 2014's top selling album

January 3, 2015 9:54 am· Comments Off on Taylor Swift's '1989' becomes 2014's top selling album 

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2 — Singer Taylor Swift latest music '1989' has beaten 'Frozen' to become 2014's top selling album.

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MMDA chief defends judging process in MMFF Awards

January 3, 2015 9:54 am· Comments Off on MMDA chief defends judging process in MMFF Awards 

MANILA, Jan. 2 — Chairman Francis Tolentino of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) has said the judging process in film festival awards has been fair.

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