The Philippines is braced for a major tourism setback after eight tourists from Hong Kong were killed when a bus was hijacked in Manila. The police conceded they had committed a number of blunders, as outrage grew over the bloody 12-hour siege that was broadcast live on television.
The Philippines Department of Health, Tarlac Provincial Health Office and Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq:QCOM - News), through its Wireless Reach™ initiative, today announced the successful completion of the Wireless Access for Health project’s pilot phase. The project participants leveraged their expertise and resources in public health, medical care, technology and training to create an electronic health record system that meets the needs of health care decision makers on varying levels, ranging from midwives to doctors to policy makers. Results at the conclusion of the pilot phase, which recorded over 12,000 patient consultations, indicate that such a system is not only feasible and improves patient care in rural health clinics, but also has a real impact for decision makers.
The European Union has banned all airlines from Sudan and the Philippines from its airspace as part of an effort to improve safety standards in member states. The decision follows consultation with the International Civil Aviation Organisation, and sees the total number of countries on the blacklist rise to 17.
The ten members of the Association of the South-eastern Asian Nations will officially launch their new consumer destination marketing campaign at ITB Berlin this week. The campaign – entitled South-east Asia: Feel the warmth - is designed to travellers to plan trips, estimate costs, check availability and book through a unique map-based trip planner.
A major eruption of Mount Mayon in the Philippines could be just days away, scientists have warned. Meanwhile authorities have completed the scramble to evacuate some 29,000 of the 50,000 people who live in the danger zone, 8km from the crater.
Thousands of locals and tourists have been evacuated from the Albay province in the Philippines over fears that Mount Mayon could erupt imminently. The 2,460-metre mountain, one of the world’s most perfectly formed volcanoes, began oozing lava and ash overnight, threatening to wipe out the surrounding villages.
Known as a beach haven and spa paradise for celebrities and those in “the know,” the The New York Times Travel Show, Feb. 6-8, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on New York City’s West Side.Residents of the New York metropolitan area can get a sneak peak of the Philippines and first-hand experience of some of the tropical paradise’s more alluring qualities - such as its delectable cuisine and soothing spa treatments at booth number 352 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.