South Cotabato links up with DOT-12 for dev’t of local tourism plans

January 23, 2015 11:55 pm· Comments Off on South Cotabato links up with DOT-12 for dev’t of local tourism plans 

By Haydee S. Templonuevo

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Jan. 23 (PNA) — The provincial government of South Cotabato has set aside some P2.4 million for the crafting of the comprehensive tourism master plans of seven municipalities in the province.

South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes said Friday they have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Department of Tourism (DOT) in Region 12 to facilitate activities that would lead to the drafting of the tourism master plans and related development strategies.

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DOT VI promotional billboards up to welcome tourists at Iloilo International Airport

January 23, 2015 11:55 pm· Comments Off on DOT VI promotional billboards up to welcome tourists at Iloilo International Airport 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 23 — This city and Iloilo province expect heavy influx of tourists this month as the Dinagyang Festival, the country’s grandest festival, is fast approaching.

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DOT-6 launches new tourism promo campaign

January 23, 2015 11:55 pm· Comments Off on DOT-6 launches new tourism promo campaign 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 23 — The Department of Tourism (DOT) Region 6 tourism radio program “Tourism Academy On Air” will celebrate its first anniversary on February 2.

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Indian tourism explores central VN

January 23, 2015 11:55 pm· Comments Off on Indian tourism explores central VN 

HA NOI, Jan. 23 —- Representatives of Indian travel agents from Hyderabad, India will begin a series of Familiarization trips (FAM) to Hoi An, My Son and Da Nang, the first of which will take place from January 30 to February 2.

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Travel blogger shares 20 photos of the PHL that will "make you pack your bags and go"

January 23, 2015 11:55 pm· Comments Off on Travel blogger shares 20 photos of the PHL that will "make you pack your bags and go" 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Jan 23 (PNA) – German-Italian travel blogger Sabrina Lovino has travelled to over 50 countries around the globe yet takes pride in calling her “favorite country” the Philippines and sums up the reasons why in 20 photos.

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2014 successful for veterinary services in Palawan

January 23, 2015 11:53 pm· Comments Off on 2014 successful for veterinary services in Palawan 

By Celeste Anna R. Formoso

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Jan. 23 (PNA) — The year 2014 had been successful for the Palawan Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) with the declaration of six municipalities as “rabies-free zones,” decreased in dog biting incidents, and the positive start of the program artificial insemination (AI) for carabaos.

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Procter and Gamble joins project giving bath to Dagupan children

January 23, 2015 11:53 pm· Comments Off on Procter and Gamble joins project giving bath to Dagupan children 

DAGUPAN CITY, Jan. 23 — Multi-national company Procter and Gamble (P&G) Philippines has linked up with the city of Dagupan in giving free bath to some 100 children of Dagupan.

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Quezon province gov distributes health assistance to villages in 7 towns

January 23, 2015 11:53 pm· Comments Off on Quezon province gov distributes health assistance to villages in 7 towns 

By Gideon Belen

LUCENA CITY, Quezon, Jan. 23 (PNA) — Governor David “Jayjay” Suarez visited and distributed assistance to various barangays in the municipalities of Dolores, San Antonio, Unisan, Macalelon, Pitogo, Catanauan and Mulanay this week.

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WHO: 2.5-M people get emergency response medicine in Sierra Leone

January 23, 2015 11:53 pm· Comments Off on WHO: 2.5-M people get emergency response medicine in Sierra Leone 

GENEVA/FREETOWN, Jan. 23 — Two successive emergency response campaigns in Sierra Leone to distribute anti-malarial drugs to people living in areas affected by the Ebola virus disease outbreak have successfully reached more than 2.5 million people.

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Sports:Warriors' Curry surpasses James in NBA All-Star vote tally

January 23, 2015 11:51 pm· Comments Off on Sports:Warriors' Curry surpasses James in NBA All-Star vote tally 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 — Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry beat Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James as the top vote-getter in the final results of the NBA All-Star Game starters, the league announced on Thursday.

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