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El Nido expands travel bubble starting Oct. 30: DOT

El Nido expands travel bubble starting Oct. 30: DOT By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – El Nido is easing its travel restrictions to welcome more tourists starting October 30, the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced Saturday. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the provincial government of Palawan agreed to move on to the “second … Continue reading

Philippines

Phoenix pulls off Q4 comeback to edge Magnolia

Phoenix pulls off Q4 comeback to edge Magnolia By Ivan Stewart Saldajeno   MANILA (Philippines News Agency)– Phoenix showed resilience down the stretch on Friday night, downing Magnolia, 91-84, through a fourth-quarter run in their Philippine Basketball Association game at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center. The Fuel Masters, down by as much as 17 … Continue reading

Philippines

PH earmarks P4.85-M aid for Rohingya refugees: Locsin

PH earmarks P4.85-M aid for Rohingya refugees: Locsin By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   (Anadolu photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Philippine government has pledged USD100,000 or around PHP4.85 million to assist, through the United Nations, the Rohingya refugee crisis that has affected over a million people in Myanmar’s Rakhine State since 2017. “The Philippines is … Continue reading

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PRA ordered to suspend special visa issuance

PRA ordered to suspend special visa issuance By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA) was ordered to suspend the issuance of special retirees residence visa (SRRV) pending the amendments of policies on age and visa deposit requirements, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Friday. PRA’s policy, which allows … Continue reading

Philippines

President Duterte supports recognition of same-sex civil union: Palace

PRRD supports recognition of same-sex civil union: Palace By Filane Mikee Cervantes   President Rodrigo R. Duterte (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Malacañang on Thursday reiterated President Rodrigo Duterte’s support for the recognition of civil union of same-sex couples in the country. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the statement after Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions … Continue reading

Alberta

New COVID-19 pilot planned for international travellers

News Release New COVID-19 pilot planned for international travellers A joint pilot program from the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada – the first of its kind in the country – will safely test an alternative to the current 14-day quarantine requirement for international travellers while continuing to protect Canadians from COVID-19. Travellers … Continue reading