SARS: RP TO HOST ASIAN AIRPORT OFFICIALS MEET

Manila, April 18, 2003 -- The Philippines plans to host a conference for 
Southeast Asian airport authorities to tackle measures aimed at curbing the 
spread of the deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus.

President Arroyo has given Edgardo Manda, Ninoy Aquino International 
Airport general manager, the go-signal to push through with the meet.

Malacanang officials said the conference will address security measures on 
all ports of entry in the region to limit the spread of the killer virus.

Reported by: Sol Jose Vanzi

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