President Aquino chats with acting Health Secretary Janette Garin

January 9, 2015 11:00 am· Comments Off on President Aquino chats with acting Health Secretary Janette Garin 

150108182312President Benigno S. Aquino III chats with acting Health Secretary Janette Garin during the Association of the Philippine Physicians in America-Philippine Medical Association (APPA-PMA) Joint Congress 2015 Opening Ceremony at the Rigodon Ballroom of the Manila Hotel in One Rizal Park, Manila on Thursday (Jan. 8, 2015). (Photo by Robert Viñas/Malacañang Photo Bureau/PNA)
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President Aquino at the APPA-PMA Joint Congress 2015 at Manila Hotal

January 9, 2015 10:58 am· Comments Off on President Aquino at the APPA-PMA Joint Congress 2015 at Manila Hotal 

150108181658President Benigno S. Aquino III is the guest of honor at the Association of the Philippine Physicians in America-Philippine Medical Association (APPA-PMA) Joint Congress 2015 Opening Ceremony at the Rigodon Ballroom of the Manila Hotel in One Rizal Park, Manila on Thursday (Jan. 8, 2015). With him in photo are acting Health Secretary Janette Garin (2nd from left), APPA chairman Dr. Alex Cueto, PMA president Dr. Maria Minerva Calimag (2nd from right), and APPA president Dr. Carlos Patalinhug Jr. (Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau/PNA)
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President Aquino with the Association of the Philippine Physicians in AmericañPhilippine Medical Association (APPA-PMA)

January 9, 2015 10:56 am· Comments Off on President Aquino with the Association of the Philippine Physicians in AmericañPhilippine Medical Association (APPA-PMA) 

150108181111President Benigno S. Aquino III is received by acting Health Secretary Janette Garin (right), APPA chairman Dr. Alex Cueto, PMA president Dr. Maria Minerva Calimag, and APPA president Dr. Carlos Patalinhug Jr. upon arrival for the Association of the Philippine Physicians in America-Philippine Medical Association (APPA-PMA) Joint Congress 2015 Opening Ceremony at the Rigodon Ballroom of the Manila Hotel in One Rizal Park, Manila on Thursday (Jan. 8, 2015). (Photo by Robert Viñas/Malacañang Photo Bureau/PNA)gsc

Pasay footbridge now free of vendors

January 9, 2015 10:54 am· Comments Off on Pasay footbridge now free of vendors 

150108162250The Pasay City Mayor’s Office and the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) have joined hands to clear of vendors the footbridge at EDSA-Taft Rotunda as shown in right photos taken on Thursday (Jan. 8, 2015). Photos at left show the same area during the last Christmas season. (PNA photos by Gil S. Calinga)
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DA Secretary Proceso J. Alcala denies involvement in garlic cartel

January 9, 2015 10:53 am· Comments Off on DA Secretary Proceso J. Alcala denies involvement in garlic cartel 

150108145611Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Proceso J. Alcala (center), in a press briefing Thursday (Jan. 8), denied involvement in the so-called “garlic cartel”. Also in photo (left/right) are Atty. Emerson U. Palad, DA Undersecretary for Field Operations and Spokesman; and OIC-Director Paz Benavidez II, of the Bureau of Plant Industry. (PNA photo by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)

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Britain advises travelers to 'take extra care' in Paris

January 9, 2015 3:10 am· Comments Off on Britain advises travelers to 'take extra care' in Paris 

LONDON, Jan. 8 — British government on Wednesday advised its nationals to "take extra care" in Paris following a deadly armed attack on the office of a satirical newspaper in the French capital.

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Foreign visitors increase Austrian hotel bookings

January 9, 2015 3:10 am· Comments Off on Foreign visitors increase Austrian hotel bookings 

VIENNA, Jan. 8 — Despite a drop in the number of domestic guests staying in Austrian hotels, strong foreign visitor numbers have led to a 0.7 percent increase in the number of overnight stays for the month of November 2014.

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Asia’s windsurfing, kitesurfing events to crowd Boracay’s shore

January 9, 2015 3:10 am· Comments Off on Asia’s windsurfing, kitesurfing events to crowd Boracay’s shore 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 8 — Boracay is set to host another water sports activity, the Boracay International Funboard Cup which is scheduled to happen on January 26-31, 2015.

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Tourists to north face of Mt. Qomolangma hit record high in 2014

January 9, 2015 3:10 am· Comments Off on Tourists to north face of Mt. Qomolangma hit record high in 2014 

LHASA, Jan. 8 — The north face of Mt. Qomolangma received a record high of about 59,100 tourists in 2014, a local official said Wednesday.

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Roundup: Myanmar expects to attract more tourists in 2015

January 9, 2015 3:10 am· Comments Off on Roundup: Myanmar expects to attract more tourists in 2015 

By Su Myat Sandy

YANGON, Jan. 8 (PNA/Xinhua) — Myanmar, among the world tourist destinations, received 3.05 million tourists in 2014 and expectated to attract five million tourists in 2015.

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