16 april, 2018 NewsBOT

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine immigration authorities on Sunday denied entry and deported a Socialist Party official from the European Union, who had criticized President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal anti-drugs crackdown. Giacomo Filibeck, deputy secretary-general of the Party of European Socialists (PES), was denied entry at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport in central Philippines for illegal political activity, an official and local party Akbayan said. Filibeck was due to attend the two-day Akbayan Party Congress with about 20 other foreign delegates but was stopped at the immigration counter and handed a slip of paper informing him of a blacklist order, according to Akbayan…

16 april, 2018 NewsBOT
PES Deputy Secretary General Giacomo Filibeck was stopped by border police on his way to a political congress in Cebu | European Union Party of European Socialists representative told he was blacklisted due to ‘illegal political activities.’ By Kait Bolongaro 4/15/18, 5:55 PM CET An official from the the Party of European Socialists (PES) was detained and expelled from the Philippines on Sunday, the party said. PES Deputy Secretary General Giacomo Filibeck was stopped by border police on his way to a political congress in Cebu, hosted by a sister party of the PES, the party…

15 april, 2018 NewsBOT

Jag tror att dom flesta av oss som har varit i Filippinerna har sett dom massiva problem med sopor och plast man har i landet. After China, all the top five courses of maritime plastic pollution are in Southeast Asia. File photo Greenpeace has named the Philippines as the third biggest source of maritime plastic pollution of the world’s oceans, after China and Indonesia. In a report issued yesterday (Friday, September 22), the environmental group blamed consumer giants such as Nestle, Unilever and Procter & Gamble for selling products wrapped in plastic. During a Greenpeace-led clean…

14 april, 2018 NewsBOT

DAVAO CITY–The country’s flag carrier, Philippine Airlines (PAL), said it has expected to lose 60 to 70 percent of its domestic passenger figure due to the six-month planned closure of Boracay Island. Industry figures indicated PAL accounts for 23 percent of the estimated two million foreign and domestic visitors to Boracay in 2017.   Läs hela artikeln på: Inquirer.net

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A foreign tourist helps pick up trash at a section of a beach on Boracay Island. (File photo by LYN RILLON / Philippine Daily Inquirer) DAVAO CITY – The government has made “good strides” in addressing water pollution on Boracay Island in the past two months, according to Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu. There was “marked improvement of the main culprit which is the sewage system and the drainage.” Cimatu said in a speech he delivered on Friday during the 9th Philippine League of Local Environment and Natural Resources Officers (PLLENRO) convention here. Läs hela artikeln på Inquirer.net…

11 april, 2018 Pelle

BILLIONS OF ANIMALS live far away from the sun’s rays in the dark depths of the oceans. But at night, they ascend toward the surface for food, an awesome dance that makes up the largest migration on the planet. Scott Tuason is often right there, his camera poised to capture the incredible plankton and pelagic creatures that float before the lens: an octopus riding a jellyfish, a trevally surfing a mangrove leaf, a pair of translucent sea butterflies mating. ”Almost every dive brings me close to something I have never seen before,” he says. Läs hela artikeln och se bilderna…

10 april, 2018 Pelle
Ruben Enaje reacts after he was nailed to the cross for the 32nd year in a row during a re-enactment of Jesus Christ’s sufferings as part of Good Friday rituals in the village of San Pedro Cutud, Pampanga province, northern Philippines. Photo: AFP Easter, called Holy Week in the Philippines, is a time for family and religious observance in this largely Catholic country, and a fleeting period when Manila’s gridlocked traffic eases as people flee the big city for the countryside. It’s this trend of “faith tourism” – people travelling specifically to visit holy sites – that has…

10 april, 2018 NewsBOT
Foto: Janerik Henriksson/TT Personliga uppgifter från 55 337 svenska Facebookkonton beräknas kunna finnas bland de uppemot 87 miljoner konton vars personliga uppgifter har hamnat hos det politiska konsultbolaget Cambridge Analytica, skriver Facebook i ett mejl till TT. Men det är bara tolv svenska användarkonton som själva har laddat ner den app som företaget använde sig av för att få del av uppgifterna. Majoriteten av de 87 miljoner användarna, drygt 70,6 miljoner, finns i USA, enligt Facebooks beräkningar. Resten är fördelade över en rad länder, däribland Filippinerna (omkring 1,2 miljoner), Indonesien (1,1 miljoner) och Storbritannien (1,1 miljoner)….

9 april, 2018 NewsBOT

Vad är dina erfarenheter av att flyga ekonomiklass?? Högt uppskattad vinnare som även fick topputmärkelse för sin överlägsna flygplatsservice. Foto: SHUTTERSTOCK Glöm affärs- och förstaklass – för de allra flesta av oss är det ekonomiklass som gäller på flyget. Och det kan verkligen vara en högst skiftande upplevelse. Vill du vara säker på att ha det skönt i ekonomiklass så välj något av bolagen på den här listan: Världens 10 bästa flygbolag för ekonomiklassresenärer. Bakom den årliga undersökningen ligger företaget Skytrax, världens ledande företag för kvalitetsrankning av flygbolag. World Airline Awards är en av de ledande…

9 april, 2018 Pelle 1Comment
Boracay island’s shutdown has sent shockwave through the Philippines’ tourist industry. The Philippines’ tourism industry scrambled Friday to manage the fallout from the temporary shutdown of its world-famous Boracay island, which threw into chaos trips planned by hundreds of thousands of tourists. President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the once-idyllic white-sand resort closed to tourists for up to six months from April 26, after calling the country’s top tourist draw a ”cesspool” tainted by raw sewage. Hundreds of Boracay hotels, as well as restaurants, tour operators and business establishments were on Friday undertaking the daunting process of unwinding…