Filipinos highlight tourism potential

Updated 13 April 2013

Filipinos highlight tourism potential

Filipino students at King Saud University (KSU) have been helping the Philippines Embassy to promote the western Pacific nation as a tourist destination.
“Twenty-four scholars took part in the 7th People Heritage Exhibition at KSU recently, with other foreign students participating,” Mohamad A. Guinomla, Philippine Embassy cultural officer, told Arab News yesterday.
The students organized a colorful booth, displaying posters of favorite destinations in the Philippines. Hundreds of tourism brochures, pamphlets and CDs provided by the embassy were distributed to guests.
Guinomla and the Filipino scholars welcomed Abdullah bin Salman Al-Salman, KSU vice president for educational and academic affairs, during the opening ceremony of the event.
Filipino students entertained the university official with a native Philippines dance called tinikling. They also played ethnic musical instruments.


Saudi Arabia announces 35 more deaths from COVID-19

Updated 14 August 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 35 more deaths from COVID-19

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 262,959
  • A total of 3,338 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 35 more deaths from COVID-19 and 1,383 new cases of the disease on Friday.

Of the new cases, 81 were recorded in Makkah, 77 in Hail, 69 in Jeddah and 63 in Riyadh.

The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 262,959 after 2,566 more patients recovered from the virus.

A total of 3,338 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.

On Thursday, the health ministry announced Saudi Arabia had conducted more than 4 million COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests since the beginning of the outbreak.