Croatia earns 7.4 bln euros from tourism in 2014

April 3, 2015 6:58 am· Comments Off on Croatia earns 7.4 bln euros from tourism in 2014 

ZAGREB, April 2 — The Croatian tourism industry generated an income of 7.4 billion euros (7.9 billion U.S. dollars) in 2014, up 2.8 percent compared with 2013, the Croatian Tourism Ministry said Wednesday.

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Pilgrims flock to Southern Leyte’s St. Francis Javier Shrine

April 3, 2015 6:58 am· Comments Off on Pilgrims flock to Southern Leyte’s St. Francis Javier Shrine 

By Vicky C. Arnaiz

MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, April 2 (PNA) – Thousands of pilgrims have been flocking the San Francisco Javier Shrine (St. Francis Javier Shrine) in this city to ask favor this Lenten season.

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DPWH implements one-way traffic on Kennon Road

April 3, 2015 6:58 am· Comments Off on DPWH implements one-way traffic on Kennon Road 

By Jojo Lamaria

BAGUIO CITY, April 02 (PNA) – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Cordillera Regional Office implemented an experimental one-way traffic scheme on the historic Kennon Road during the Holy Week until midnight of April 3, Saturday.

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Heavy build up of vehicles seen along Manila North Road in Pangasinan

April 3, 2015 6:58 am· Comments Off on Heavy build up of vehicles seen along Manila North Road in Pangasinan 

DAGUPAN CITY, April 2 –All roads definitely lead to Baguio City this Lenten Season as streams of vehicles from Manila and central Luzon were seen by the police heading to the north via the newly built Tarlac-Pangasinan La Union Expressway ( TPLEx).

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44 Chinese tourist attractions lose shine amid industry overhaul

April 3, 2015 6:58 am· Comments Off on 44 Chinese tourist attractions lose shine amid industry overhaul 

BEIJING, April 2 — A number of highly rated Chinese tourist attractions have fallen from grace after a crack down on irregularities in the industry saw them stripped of their status.

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DOH reminds public on swimming in dirty bodies of water

April 3, 2015 6:56 am· Comments Off on DOH reminds public on swimming in dirty bodies of water 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, April 2 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) is reminding the public that swimming in dirty bodies of water is dangerous, especially for the children.

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UN special envoy on Ebola to hold video link press conference on April 8

April 3, 2015 6:56 am· Comments Off on UN special envoy on Ebola to hold video link press conference on April 8 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, April 2 (PNA) – Dr. David Nabarro, United Nations special envoy on Ebola, will discuss with Filipino journalists on the progress of the global Ebola virus and on issues hampering the response during a press conference via video-link from New York on April 8.

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Kenyan research agency says Ebola vaccine safe, effective

April 3, 2015 6:56 am· Comments Off on Kenyan research agency says Ebola vaccine safe, effective 

NAIROBI, April 2 — A candidate Ebola vaccine has demonstrated a high degree of efficacy, safety and could deal a final blow to the hemorrhagic fever that has killed some 10,000 people in West Africa.

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Sports Focus: China's ultra-marathoner runs like Forrest Gump

April 3, 2015 6:55 am· Comments Off on Sports Focus: China's ultra-marathoner runs like Forrest Gump 

GUANGZHOU, China, April 2 — Fisherman-turned ultra-marathoner Chen Penbin has embarked on a 4,000km journey as he will run 100 marathons in as many consecutive days.

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Myanmar billiard, snooker players to take part in SEA Games

April 3, 2015 6:55 am· Comments Off on Myanmar billiard, snooker players to take part in SEA Games 

YANGON, April 2 — A total of 10 selected Myanmar billiard and snooker players will take part in the 28th SEA Games to be held in Singapore this year, according to Myanmar Billiard and Snooker Federation Thursday.

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