MANILA, 10 August 2018: Philippine economic growth slowed sharply in the second quarter and fell well short of expectations as a result of policy decisions that included the shutdown of holiday island Boracay, officials said Thursday. The 6% expansion in...
MANILA, 15 February 2018: Scores of holiday resorts on the Philippines' famous white-sand island Boracay have been given two months to clean up or face closure, officials said Wednesday, after President Rodrigo Duterte warned tourists were swimming in waters...
MANILA, 12 February 2018: The Philippines' famous white-sand island destination Boracay is drowning in faeces and may need to be shut down to protect the health of millions of visitors, the nation’s President Rodrigo Duterte has warned. The fiery leader...
SINGAPORE, 2 February 2018: Close on the heels of the recently launched services between Clark and Singapore, Jetstar Asia announced, Thursday, a new direct service from Clark International Airport to Kansai International Airport in Japan. From 27 March, Jetstar Asia...
LEGAZPI, 26 January 2018: Philippine authorities said, Thursday, they will remove by force people who have refused to leave a no-go zone around an erupting volcano, as they seek to avoid casualties after tens of thousands of others fled...
MANILA, 25 January 2018: AirAsia has introduced a new service linking Manila and Denpasar, Bali, three times a week. The flight, Z2 231, departs from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 using an Airbus A320 with 180 seats. To mark...
LEGAZPI, 25 January 2018: Tens of thousands more people have fled an erupting volcano in the Philippines, relief workers said Wednesday, as foreign tourists arrived to watch the flaming lava and giant clouds spurting from its crater. More than 70,000...
LEGAZPI, 23 January 2018: A giant mushroom-shaped cloud shot up from the Philippines' most active volcano on Monday, turning day into night as it rained ash on communities where tens of thousands have fled after warnings of an impending...
CHIANG MAI, 22 January 2018: Philippines’s Department of Tourism officials confirmed the country attracted 6.8 million tourists in 2017, up 15% on the 2016 performance. A delegation of tourism officials and private sector executives is attending the ASEAN Tourism Forum...

Thefts shame Manila airport

MANILA, 22 January 2018: Manila airport fired a major contractor and announced a raft of new security measures at the weekend after a spate of baggage thefts at the main Philippine gateway once derided as the world's worst airport. President...