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Patients, caregivers find help in online support groups

Online support groups serve as a great help especially to both patients and caregivers, an official says. Dan Hinmon, community director of the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network, said those who are suffering from serious and terminal illnesses find comfort as it helps...

DD builds PH’s largest green hotel in Boracay

Hotel of Asia Inc. (HOA) the hotel arm of DoubleDragon Properties Corp., has moved a step closer for the finalization of its hotel resort in Boracay. The Hotel 101 Resort Boracay is expected to become the largest green hotel to rise in the Philippines. HOA revealed it...

New mobile app for OFWs in Spain to launch this December

There will now be a mobile application that will be made available by the end of this year for Filipinos living in and visiting Spain. According to a report by GMA's Balitanghali, the application, dubbed as "eFILIPINAS" will be the first of its kind in Philippine...

Bicam Oks proposed 4.1-T budget for 2020

The Bicameral conference committee yesterday finalized the report of the proposed Php4.1-trillion budget for 2020. The members of the joint panel signed and approved the proposed 2020 General Appropriations Act during their meeting at Manila Polo Club in Makati City....

Bureau of Immigration gears up for SEA Games, holiday rush 

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Nov. 22, 19 | 5:00 pm

The Bureau of Immigration has placed its personnel on heightened alert in preparation for the influx of people arriving  for the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) as well as those for the holidays.

BI Commissioner Jaime Morente issued a directive as the BI expects surge of travellers in the coming weeks.

“We are expecting up to 3% increase in arrivals and departures this holiday season. We are certain that there will be more tourists and balikbayans who will be flying in this Christmas,” Morente said.

“Even more now that the SEA Games will be held in the country, we are projecting an added 8,000 delegates including athletes, media, technical officials, volunteers, fans, and audiences,” the BI chief added.

In December 2018 alone, more than 1.5M passengers arrived in the country, while more than 1.2M left according to the immigration bureau.

Morente shared that many of these were Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and Filipinos living abroad, who come home to celebrate the Christmas season.

“Christmas is probably the biggest and most anticipated holiday for our kababayan, hence it’s really part of the Filipino culture to want to be home for the holidays,” he commented.

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Patients, caregivers find help in online support groups

Patients, caregivers find help in online support groups

Online support groups serve as a great help especially to both patients and caregivers, an official says. Dan Hinmon, community director of the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network, said those who are suffering from serious and terminal illnesses find comfort as it helps...

DD builds PH’s largest green hotel in Boracay

DD builds PH’s largest green hotel in Boracay

Hotel of Asia Inc. (HOA) the hotel arm of DoubleDragon Properties Corp., has moved a step closer for the finalization of its hotel resort in Boracay. The Hotel 101 Resort Boracay is expected to become the largest green hotel to rise in the Philippines. HOA revealed it...

New mobile app for OFWs in Spain to launch this December

New mobile app for OFWs in Spain to launch this December

There will now be a mobile application that will be made available by the end of this year for Filipinos living in and visiting Spain. According to a report by GMA's Balitanghali, the application, dubbed as "eFILIPINAS" will be the first of its kind in Philippine...

Bicam Oks proposed 4.1-T budget for 2020

Bicam Oks proposed 4.1-T budget for 2020

The Bicameral conference committee yesterday finalized the report of the proposed Php4.1-trillion budget for 2020. The members of the joint panel signed and approved the proposed 2020 General Appropriations Act during their meeting at Manila Polo Club in Makati City....

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