3 Sinulog 2015 contingents vie as Cebu’s rep to Aliwan Festival

January 20, 2015 11:58 pm· Comments Off on 3 Sinulog 2015 contingents vie as Cebu’s rep to Aliwan Festival 

CEBU CITY, Jan. 20 — Three contingents are vying as Cebu’s official representative to the Aliwan Festival in Pasay City in Metro Manila in April.

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Japan sees record 13.41 mil. foreign traveler arrivals in 2014

January 20, 2015 11:58 pm· Comments Off on Japan sees record 13.41 mil. foreign traveler arrivals in 2014 

TOKYO, Jan. 20 — The estimated number of foreign traveler arrivals in Japan in 2014 jumped by around 3 million from the previous year to a record 13.41 million, boosted by a weak yen and relaxed visa requirements, the government said Tuesday.

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(Feature)DOT offers Sorsogon's eco-tourism marvels other than Donsol's whale sharks

January 20, 2015 11:58 pm· Comments Off on (Feature)DOT offers Sorsogon's eco-tourism marvels other than Donsol's whale sharks 

By Danny O. Calleja

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 20 (PNA) -– Sorsogon maybe an obscure province but its utterly charming beaches kissed by exotic marine life-rich waters should not be overlooked and skipped by idyllic tropical holiday seekers who want heartening places away from the arduous urban crowd.

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Spanish, Filipino chefs to take center stage at Madrid Fusion Manila 2015

January 20, 2015 11:58 pm· Comments Off on Spanish, Filipino chefs to take center stage at Madrid Fusion Manila 2015 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Jan. 20 (PNA) — Good news, foodies: The full lineup of Spanish and Filipino chefs set to take center stage in Madrid Fusion Manila 2015 was released on Tuesday by organizers of the globally anticipated gastronomic event.

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Birmingham Airport receives record number of passengers in 2014

January 20, 2015 11:58 pm· Comments Off on Birmingham Airport receives record number of passengers in 2014 

LONDON, Jan. 20 — A record number of more than 9.7 million passengers visited Birmingham Airport in 2014, showing a year-on-year increase of 6.5 percent, an airport official said on Monday.

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Visa-Free Entry For Chinese Visitors Timely To Boost Tourism, Economy

January 20, 2015 11:58 pm· Comments Off on Visa-Free Entry For Chinese Visitors Timely To Boost Tourism, Economy 

GEORGE TOWN, Jan. 20 — The announcement of free-entry visas to visitors, including those from China, is timely not only to boost the tourism industry but also support Malaysia's economic growth.

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Cambodia's Angkor site attracts 2.35 million foreign tourists in 2014

January 20, 2015 11:58 pm· Comments Off on Cambodia's Angkor site attracts 2.35 million foreign tourists in 2014 

PHNOM PENH, Jan. 20 — Cambodia's Angkor Wat Temple, a world heritage site, received 2.35 million international tourists in 2014, up 5 percent year-on-year, according to an official statement released Tuesday.

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Ebola virus death toll in West Africa exceeds 8,500 — WHO

January 20, 2015 11:55 pm· Comments Off on Ebola virus death toll in West Africa exceeds 8,500 — WHO 

GENEVA, Jan. 20 — The death toll from the current Ebola outbreak has reached 8,594 people with ass many as 21,614 are infected, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement on Monday.

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Couples more likely to get healthy together: study

January 20, 2015 11:55 pm· Comments Off on Couples more likely to get healthy together: study 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 — Couples are more likely to quit smoking, exercise more or lose weight if they take up these healthy habits together, a new study suggested Monday.

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Solon says illegal entry of electronic waste in the country a health hazard

January 20, 2015 11:55 pm· Comments Off on Solon says illegal entry of electronic waste in the country a health hazard 

MANILA, Jan 20 — Rep. Terry L. Ridon (Partylist, Kabataan) has called for a congressional inquiry into the illegal entry of electronic waste in the country.

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