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Chinese passengers mob Cebu Pacific pilots

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Irate Chinese tourists of a chartered plane mobbed and harassed two Filipino pilots at the arrival area of the Kalibo International Airport (KIA) early on Saturday after their flight was canceled due to bad weather.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Indian couple found dead on Iloilo beach

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The bodies of an Indian man and his wife were found along the shoreline of Oton town in Iloilo early Wednesday, according to initial police reports.

Posted: September 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Sky lanterns light up Iloilo sky, set world record

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BREAKING THE RECORD  Thousands of youths release sky lanterns—15,185 of them—within 10 minutes at the University of the Philippines Visayas campus in Miag-ao in Iloilo City to call for world peace through inner peace. This breaks the Guinness World Record of 12,749 sky lanterns released in a single event, according to organizers. GUIJO DUENAS/INQUIRER VISAYAS

Thousands of lanterns brightened the evening sky in this town on Friday as the Philippines lit its way to a Guinness world record for the most number of sky lanterns flown simultaneously.

Posted: May 26th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Philippines turns to other tourist markets after Taiwan row

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The Department of Tourism (DOT) is turning to other markets to fill hotel rooms on Boracay Island that have been left empty by cancellations of Taiwanese bookings, coming as fallout from a diplomatic row between Taiwan and the Philippines over the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by Filipino coast guards two weeks ago.

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Boracay hotels, resorts hit by Taiwan tourist cancellations

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Hotels and resorts on Boracay Island have been reeling from the cancellation of bookings of Taiwanese tourists amid the diplomatic row following the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by Filipino coast guards, according to travel operators.

Posted: May 19th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Iloilo airport reports increasing visitor arrivals via international flights

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International flight arrivals at the Iloilo airport continued to increase at the start of this year, boosting optimism in the tourism industry of the city and province of Iloilo.

Posted: March 30th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Protest dancing in key cities on Valentine’s Day

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Thousands of women and men plan to spend Valentine’s Day not on romantic dates but dancing on the streets in key cities all over the country to call for an end to violence against women.

Posted: February 11th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

British tourist cries rape; cops make arrest

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Police have arrested a resort cook for the alleged rape of a British tourist in Boracay recently.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

3 tourists barely survive 2-day sea ordeal

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Battling cold winds and rampaging waves while praying for help to come, three Australia-based foreigners survived two days clinging to a capsized boat until they were rescued off the waters of Oriental Mindoro on Thursday.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 Iloilo cops being probed for extortion on Pakistani

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Two police intelligence officers in Iloilo City are being investigated for allegedly illegally detaining and extorting P250,000 from a Pakistani businessman.

Posted: December 13th, 2012 in Features,Global Pinoy,Philippines | Read More »

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