PHL, SG sign new air pact –CAB

February 18, 2015 6:09 am· Comments Off on PHL, SG sign new air pact –CAB 

MANILA, Feb 16 — Philippines and Singapore are allowing more flights between the two countries following the inking of an agreement last weekend, the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) said.

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Feature: New visa policy draws more Chinese tourists to U.S.

February 18, 2015 6:09 am· Comments Off on Feature: New visa policy draws more Chinese tourists to U.S. 

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 — Chinese tourist Yu Hu felt relief when she got a 10-year multi-entry U.S. visa recently, which means she can visit the U.S. whenever she has time in the next 10 years.

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Morocco closes airspace and bans Libyan airlines from flying over territory

February 18, 2015 6:09 am· Comments Off on Morocco closes airspace and bans Libyan airlines from flying over territory 

RABAT, Feb. 17 — Morocco decided to close airspace and ban Libyan airlines temporarily from flying over its territory, and ordered its national carrier Royal Air Maroc (RAM) to stop serving Libyan cities as of Monday, said a joint statement of the Moroccan Ministry of Interior and Transport.

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Bird watching by the lake, caving to highlight ecotourism festival in Cagayan town

February 18, 2015 6:09 am· Comments Off on Bird watching by the lake, caving to highlight ecotourism festival in Cagayan town 

By Villamor Visaya Jr.

STA. TERESITA, Cagayan, Feb. 17 (PNA) — Guests and visitors are expected to commune with nature as they do bird watching, caving, and boating at the Bangalao Lake for the 3rd National Ecotourism Festival slated on February 24 to 28 here.

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Mactan Airport Terminal 2 construction to start in May

February 18, 2015 6:09 am· Comments Off on Mactan Airport Terminal 2 construction to start in May 

CEBU CITY, Feb. 17 — The GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC) said they can start construction of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Terminal 2 (T2) by May if the contractor of the P800-million replication project of Philippine Air Force (PAF) facilities will make good its promise to turn over the site in three months.

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PHL in Forbes’ 20 best retirement havens for 2015

February 18, 2015 6:09 am· Comments Off on PHL in Forbes’ 20 best retirement havens for 2015 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Feb 17 (PNA) — If it’s retirement you seek, there are a plethora of countries to settle down to and the Philippines is just one of them, according to US business magazine Forbes.

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Malaysian PM advises caution against dengue

February 18, 2015 6:07 am· Comments Off on Malaysian PM advises caution against dengue 

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb. 17 — Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Tuesday advised the people to take precautionary measures against dengue fever and immediately seek assistance if afflicted with this viral disease.

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DOH: No tourist-passengers of Saudia Flight 860 visited Palawan resorts, hotels

February 18, 2015 6:07 am· Comments Off on DOH: No tourist-passengers of Saudia Flight 860 visited Palawan resorts, hotels 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Feb. 17 (PNA)–The Department of Health–Mindoro (Oriental & Occidental), Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan (DOH-MIMAROPA) declared that there were no passengers on board Saudia Flight 860 that went to Amampulo and Dos Palmas resorts in Palawan.

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WHO: Ebola virus death toll in West Africa reaches 9,353

February 18, 2015 6:07 am· Comments Off on WHO: Ebola virus death toll in West Africa reaches 9,353 

GENEVA, Feb. 17 — The death toll from the current Ebola outbreak has reached 9,353 while as many as 23,182 are infected, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement on Monday.

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DOH appeals to the public: Don't stigmatize the nurse with MERS-CoV

February 18, 2015 6:07 am· Comments Off on DOH appeals to the public: Don't stigmatize the nurse with MERS-CoV 

MANILA, Feb. 17 — The Department of Health (DOH) has appealed to the public not to stigmatize the pregnant Filipina nurse who was found positive with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV) upon her return from Saudi Arabia earlier this month.

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