Friday, August 29, 2014

ASEAN Upscaling Its Marketing Effort by Collaboration with PATA

The upscaling of this cooperation comes through participation at PATA’s upcoming Annual Travel Mart (Sept. 17 – 19; Phnom Penh), one of the most renowned and entrenched tourism tradeshows in the Asia Pacific region. More here: ASEAN Upscaling Its Marketing Effort by Collaboration with PATA

Philippines arrests suspect in deadly Malaysian raid

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine police said Wednesday, August 27, they had arrested a Filipino Islamic militant suspected of taking part in at least one deadly kidnapping raid on a Malaysian diving resort island. Hundreds of members of a police special force unit were deployed to arrest Abu Sayyaf member ... More here: Philippines arrests suspect in deadly Malaysian raid

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Military government extends tourist length of stay in Thailand to 48 nationalities

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Thai military government wants to speed up Thailand's tourism recovery. The new military government formed under the commandment of General Prayuth Cha-Ochan - who is now ... More here: Military government extends tourist length of stay in Thailand to 48 nationalities

Solon seeks granting of tax credit to employers of ex-convicts (Congress of the Philippines)

(Source: Congress of the Philippines) A lawmaker is seeking to provide employers of ex-convicts with incentive by way of tax credit amounting to P3,000 or two percent of the basic salary of the worker to encourage companies or individuals to hire past offenders. Rep. Isagani S. Amatong (3rd District, Zamboanga del Norte) said his proposal intends to help former offenders to move from economic ... More here: Solon seeks granting of tax credit to employers of ex-convicts (Congress of the Philippines)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Aquino to visit Europe, US in September

MANILA, Philippines – It will be a busy month of travel for President Benigno Aquino III, who is headed to 4 different countries in Europe, and the United States in September. Aquino said in an interview on Bombo Radyo aired on Thursday, August 28, that the trip to Europe – ... More here: Aquino to visit Europe, US in September

Single-visa to 10 ASEAN member-countries proposed (Congress of the Philippines)

(Source: Congress of the Philippines) Lawmakers have filed a resolution establishing a single-visa scheme allowing Filipinos to enter any of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) without the hassle of acquiring travel documents from their intended destination. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District,... More here: Single-visa to 10 ASEAN member-countries proposed (Congress of the Philippines)

CEU mass com grad is Pinoy K-pop Star winner

Twenty-year-old Jean Kiley Manguera has never been to South Korea. Come October, not only will she travel to that country but more importantly, she will represent the Philippines in the 2014 K-pop World Festival in Changwon. Manguera is the grand prize winner in the singing category of this year’s recently concluded Pinoy K-pop Star contest, […] More here: CEU mass com grad is Pinoy K-pop Star winner