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PHL no longer blacklisted

‘Hardwork’ pays off as more carriers poised to fly to US MANILA, April 10, 2014 (AFP) – The US Federal Aviation Administration has removed the Philippines from its air safety blacklist, Manila said Thursday, opening the door for its airlines to expand services to the United...
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PHL eyes more investments from Singaporean companies

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The country is focusing to get more investments from Singaporean companies since bilateral trade with Singapore is already big and stable, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Gregory Domingo said in an interview. Domingo mentioned that Singaporean...
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PHL bags ‘Best National Tourism Organization’ award in India

Travel and tourism professionals in South India voted the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) as the “Best National Tourism Organization” for 2013. “South India Travel Awards will create an all-India platform to recognize those behind the success of the travel and tourism...
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Tan expresses confidence Aquino admin’s efforts will spur economic growth

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Singaporean President Tony Tan Keng Yam on Thursday expressed confidence that the Aquino administration’s efforts will spur economic growth. “I am confident that your administration’s efforts will further spur growth and bring greater prosperity to the...
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Biggest Ferris wheel in the world opens in Sin City

(Relaxnews) – The world’s largest observation wheel has opened in Las Vegas, at 550 feet or 168 meters high. The Las Vegas High Roller began boarding its first passengers this week for 30-minute spins that include a video and music presentation before fading out to let the...
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Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

May 1 – May 11, 2014   Venues: Directors Guild of America; CGV Cinemas; Japanese American National Museum; and The Art Theatre of Long Beach. Web announcement: asianfilmfestla.org/2014/  
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Washington Monument to reopen May 12 after quake repair

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – The Washington Monument will reopen to the public on May 12, nearly three years after it was shut due to damage from a rare earthquake centered near the US capital. The 170-meter (555-foot) obelisk, a major tourist draw, was shuttered when engineers found...
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Travel International and 888myTravel.com joins PHL, Malaysia in joint tourism seminar

LOS ANGELES – Travel International Group shares center stage with Philippines and Malaysia tourism officials at the Philippine-Malaysia Fiesta Seminar on March 4, 2014 when it was chosen as the tour operator for the Philippine-Malaysia travel promo. A joint tourism presentation...
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Audi looks to play it safe with new TT

(Relaxnews) – Officially unveiled at Geneva on Tuesday morning, the third generation coupé is, visually at least, a gentle evolution of the outgoing model; however, there are huge changes under the skin. That’s not to say the new car looks identical; it’s more...
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Singapore world’s costliest city: survey

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – The soaring cost of cars and utilities as well as a strong currency have made Singapore the world’s most expensive city, toppling Tokyo from the top spot, according to a survey Tuesday. Tokyo’s weakening yen saw it slide to sixth place, the...