Day: October 2, 2020

Palace: Children aged 6-23 mos, at-risk pregnant women to get dietary supplements

FEEDING TIME A malnourished child eats rice porridge and adobo at a feeding session held inBaseco, Tondo, Manila. According to Unicef, malnutrition is partly driven by the increasingavailability of processed food, especially to poor families. —INQUIRER FILE PHOTO MANILA, Philippines — The government will roll out a dietary supplementation program for all children aged 6 […]

Lapid wants Clark International Airport renamed after ex-president Macapagal

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Lito Lapid has filed a bill seeking to rename Clark International Airport in Pampanga as the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport. Lapid’s Senate Bill No. 30 seeks to honor the “achievement and legacy” of Macapagal, who is the first Kapampangan president. ADVERTISEMENT “[I]t is only fitting that the Clark International Airport located […]

Marriott Hotels Brand Debuts in Indonesia’s Popular Resort Island with Opening of Batam Marriott Hotel Harbour Bay

BATAM, Indonesia, Oct. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) today announced the opening of Batam Marriott Hotel Harbour Bay on Batam island, the largest island in Indonesia’s Riau archipelago province and a favorite getaway destination for visitors from nearby Singapore. The new hotel is located on the island’s laid-back waterfront hub of Harbour […]

No Boracay visit for ‘busy’ Duterte for now — Palace

SERENITY With tourists coming in trickles amid travel restrictions, Boracay’s white beach has become a picture of serenity. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTO MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte will not be visiting the recently-reopened Boracay Island for now because of his busy schedule, Malacañang said Friday. “Well, it’s abnormal times but I’m sure he would like to […]

‘Bato’ seeks Senate probe on FB’s takedown of pro-gov’t, ‘advocacy’ pages

Sen. Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa  (Screen grab/Senate PRIB) MANILA, Philippines — Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa is pushing for an investigation on Facebook’s removal of accounts supportive of President Rodrigo Duterte as well as pro-military “advocacy” pages. Dela Rosa sought for the investigation through Senate Resolution No. 531. ADVERTISEMENT His resolution seeks to direct the […]

Boracay welcomes back 35 tourists on reopening day

FILE-This photo taken on June 17, 2020 shows a general shot of the famous white beach of Boracay Island in central Philippines.  (Photo by Ernesto CRUZ / AFP) MANILA, Philippines — Only 35 tourists arrived in world-renowned Boracay Island after it reopened its doors to tourists from all regions on Thursday, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo […]

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