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Philippines: Leisure flights from NCR suspended- Department of Tourism

Philippines: Leisure flights from NCR suspended- Department of Tourism

MANILA – Leisure point-to-point flights are suspended, effective immediately for areas under general community quarantine with heightened restrictions (GCQ-HR), the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced Friday. Through the Interagency Task Force Resolution No 130-A, Metro Manila had been placed under GCQ-HR from July 30 to August 5, 2021, and on a two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) beginning August 6 until August 20,...

Olympian Hidilyn Diaz gets promotion after winning Olympic gold: AFP chief

Olympian Hidilyn Diaz gets promotion after winning Olympic gold: AFP chief

MANILA – Olympian Hidilyn Diaz, also a Philippine Air Force (PAF) sergeant, gets promoted to the next rank following her historic gold medal win for weightlifting in the Tokyo Games. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Gen. Cirilito Sobejana has lauded the initiative of the PAF to promote Diaz to the rank of staff sergeant effective July 27. Sobejana said...

Siargao among Time magazine’s greatest places of 2021 list

Siargao among Time magazine’s greatest places of 2021 list

MANILA – Siargao Island made it into Time magazine’s list of “greatest places” in 2021, which recognizes destinations that were able to adapt and innovate despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic. In a statement, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat hailed Siargao’s inclusion as a recognition of the country’s continuous efforts to make the country a safe destination once travel resumes....

Canada announces 30,000 additional applications under Parents and Grandparents Program 2021

Canada announces 30,000 additional applications under Parents and Grandparents Program 2021

July 20, 2021—Ottawa—Canada’s Parents and Grandparents (PGP) Program is unique in the world. It gives families the chance to reunite here, providing them the opportunity to thrive in this country. Family reunification plays a significant role in attracting, retaining and integrating immigrants who contribute to our success as a country. Building on the success of the PGP Program in recent...

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