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Negros Occidental Joins Tourism Business Mission in Singapore and Malaysia

The Province of Negros Occidental is joining the Western Visayas team who will participate in the tourism business mission in Singapore today and in Malaysia this coming Thursday organized by the Department of Tourism (DOT) – Region 6.

Singapore and Malaysia ranked 8th and 15th among the foreign markets that visited Western Visayas in 2013.

According to Regional Director Helen Catalbas, the need to develop markets for other destinations in Western Visayas becomes more imperative given recent development in attractions, facilities, and connectivity to and within the area. Kalibo International Airport in Aklan has four flights per week from Kuala Lumpur and six flights per week from Singapore, the Iloilo International Airport maintains its two flights per week from Singapore, and the New Bacolod-Silay Airport of international standard is getting ready for international flights, she added.

Supervising Tourism Operations Officer Cristine Mansinares who will represent Negros Occidental in both events said that they are expecting 40 tourism private sector attendees in each country facilitated by the DOT tourism offices abroad.

Apart from Negros Occidental, the provinces of Aklan and Guimaras are also participating.

The event is supported by the Tourism Promotions Board Philippines, Cebu Pacific Air, DOT Singapore, DOT Malaysia, and Western Visayas tourism stakeholders.

DOH Region 6 Discusses Status of Health Control Programs

DOH Region 6 Discusses Status of Health Control Programs

Dr. Jocelyn Te of the Dept. of Health Region VI discusses the status of the DOH – Integrated Helminth Control Program and Schistosomiasis Control Program during the Feedback Forum and Planning of Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infections and Schistosmiasis Control Activities in School-Age Children held at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City, yesterday, which aims to discuss the steps to control schistosomiasis in selected barangays in the Municipality of Calatrava. /Capitol photo

Misamis Occidental Officials Visit Negros Occidental

Misamis Occidental Officials Visit Negros Occidental

Negros Occ. Provincial Administrator Enrique Pinongan (3rd from right) welcomes officials of the Province of Misamis Occidental led by SP Zaldy G. Daminar during their courtesy visit at the Capitol, yesterday. The group is in the province for an educational tour and orientation on the best practices of Negros Occidental in terms of economic enterprise and development. /Capitol photo