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MANILA, PHILIPPINES

 

The Philippines is located in Southeast Asia. It is an archipelago of more than 7,000 islands with a population of 105 million, most of which are devout Roman Catholics.

 

Manila is the capital city of the Philippines with a population of 1.8 million. It is the center of culture, economy, education and government in the country. It is home to many historic sites and landmarks in the country. The term "Manila" is commonly used to refer to the whole metropolitan area. The officially defined metropolitan area called Metro Manila includes the City of Manila, Quezon City, Makati Central Business District, and other big cities.  Metro Manila exerts a significant impact in commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment, both locally and internationally. Its economic power makes the region the country's premier center for commerce and finance.

 

 “Tagalog” or “Filipino” is the local dialect.  However, Filipinos also understand and speak English.

 

 

 

 

 

CONGRESS VENUE   - to be announced

 

 

 

CLIMATE and WEATHER

Climate in the Philippines is tropical. There are 2 main seasons − the dry and the wet season. September is generally a rainy season and temperature is around 24 to 34 °C (75 to 93 °F).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURENCY EXCHANGE

The local currency is Philippine Peso. Current US dollar exchange is at Php 52 but is quite volatile depending on various economic factors. Money exchange centers can be found at the airport, hotels and shopping centers. ATM cards like Visa, Master, American Express, Diners Club are accepted in many department stores, restaurants and hotels.

 

 

 

FIRST AID and MEDICAL FACILITIES

Manila is home to some of the country’s top specialists and sub-specialists.  Big hospitals are just a few kilometers away from the congress venue. All hospital staff can speak and understand English.

 

 

ELECTRICITY

In the Philippines, the power sockets are of type A, B and C. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz. A travel adaptor may be necessary.

 

 

AIRPORT

Metro Manila is the primary gateway to the Philippines. From overseas, most visitors arrive by plane through the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) which consists of 2 international terminals as well as 2 domestic passenger terminals:

 

NAIA TERMINAL 1

  • Philippine Airlines (PR) (International Flights)
  • Etihad Airways (EY)
  • Japan Airlines (JL)
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV)
  • Thai Airways (TG)

 

NAIA TERMINAL 2

  • Cebu Pacific Air (5J) Domestic Flights
  • Philippine Airlines (PR) Domestic Flights

 

NAIA TERMINAL 3

  • Air China (CA)
  • Air Niugini (PX)
  • Asiana (OZ)
  • Cathay Pacific (CX)
  • China Airlines (CI)
  • China Eastern Airlines (MU)
  • China Southern (CZ)
  • Delta Air Lines (DL)
  • Emirates (EK)
  • EVA Air (BR)
  • Gulf Air (GF)
  • Jeju Air (7C)
  • Jetstar Airways (JQ)
  • KLM (KL)
  • Korean Air (KE)
  • Kuwait Airways (KU)
  • Oman Air (WY)
  • Qantas Airways (QF)
  • Qatar Airways (QR)
  • Royal Brunei (BI)
  • Tiger Air (TR)
  • Xiamen Air (MF)
  • All other International Airlines except those assigned in Terminal 1

 

NAIA TERMINAL 4

  • Other Domestic Flights (except PAL and Cebu Pacific)

 

(Effective 31 August 2018)

 

If you’re a foreign national traveling to Manila, you are required to present original and valid National Passport and any other internationally recognized travel document establishing your Nationality and Identity, bearing your photograph.

 

 

TRANSPORT to and from the AIRPORT

Mode of transport is through rent-a car, Grab service or taxi. Rent-a-car counters are located within the airport along the main exit point. Grab service is available via mobile app which offers fixed-rate. Taxi can be hired outside the airport by queues. White taxi is the free- roaming taxi while yellow taxi is the airport- registered taxi which exclusively shuttles to and from the airport.

 

Usual fare from the airport to most of Metro Manila costs around $10 but could reach $15-20 for rent-a car services depending on the traffic. In general, rent-a car, grab and yellow taxi in that order of preference are safe and are recommended. Just provide the name and address of the hotel/ congress venue and the driver will get you there.

 

 

 

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

The Registration Desk will be available at the lobby of the congress venue on the following dates:

 

Inquiries about the registration, tours, other events, etc. may be answered at the registration desk.  Participants may pick up their conference kits, badges, program, meal coupons at the registration counter.

 

Date/ Day                          Reg. Time         Venue                        Congress Activities

Sept. 10, Tuesday              8:00 – 22:00      To be announced     Pre-Congress

Sept. 11, Wednesday        8:30 – 18:00      To be announced     Opening; Plenary; Parallel Sessions

Sept. 12, Thursday            8:30 – 18:00      To be announced     Plenary; Parallel Sessions

Sept. 13, Friday                  8:30 – 18:00      To be announced     Plenary; Parallel Sessions

 

 

 

REGISTRATION FEE (USD)

 

Category                            Before May 2019         May 1-August 31, 2019         September 2019/Onsite

 

FOREIGN PARTICIPANT     $525                               $575                                           $650

LOCAL PARTICIPANT         $150                               $175                                           $225

 

 

LANGUAGE

ENGLISH is the official language of the Congress. Headphones for translated languages are by special arrangement. Details to be announced later.

 

 

TOURS

To be announced.

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES : 2018-2019

 

15 October 2018– 15 February 2019               Abstract submission

 

31 January - 31 August 2019                             Online Registration

 

15 February- 30 March 2019                            Abstract Review

 

30 March- 30 April 2019                                    Posting of Abstract Status

 

10-13 September 2019                                       20th International Leprosy Congress in Manila

 

 

 

CONTACT PERSONS:

 

Dr. Marivic Balagon
Email: marivicbalagon_20thilc@yahoo.com

 

Ms.Florenda Orcullo-Roferos
Email: florendaroferos_20thilc@yahoo.com
Phone: +63.32.231.1601 / +63917.630.6543

 

 

 

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES

 

The Philippines is located in Southeast Asia. It is an archipelago of more than 7,000 islands with a population of 105 million, most of which are devout Roman Catholics.

 

Manila is the capital city of the Philippines with a population of 1.8 million. It is the center of culture, economy, education and government in the country. It is home to many historic sites and landmarks in the country. The term "Manila" is commonly used to refer to the whole metropolitan area. The officially defined metropolitan area called Metro Manila includes the City of Manila, Quezon City, Makati Central Business District, and other big cities.  Metro Manila exerts a significant impact in commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment, both locally and internationally. Its economic power makes the region the country's premier center for commerce and finance.

 

 “Tagalog” or “Filipino” is the local dialect.  However, Filipinos also understand and speak English.

 

 

 

 

 

CONGRESS VENUE   - to be announced

 

 

 

CLIMATE and WEATHER

Climate in the Philippines is tropical. There are 2 main seasons − the dry and the wet season. September is generally a rainy season and temperature is around 24 to 34 °C (75 to 93 °F).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURENCY EXCHANGE

The local currency is Philippine Peso. Current US dollar exchange is at Php 52 but is quite volatile depending on various economic factors. Money exchange centers can be found at the airport, hotels and shopping centers. ATM cards like Visa, Master, American Express, Diners Club are accepted in many department stores, restaurants and hotels.

 

 

 

FIRST AID and MEDICAL FACILITIES

Manila is home to some of the country’s top specialists and sub-specialists.  Big hospitals are just a few kilometers away from the congress venue. All hospital staff can speak and understand English.

 

 

ELECTRICITY

In the Philippines, the power sockets are of type A, B and C. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz. A travel adaptor may be necessary.

 

 

AIRPORT

Metro Manila is the primary gateway to the Philippines. From overseas, most visitors arrive by plane through the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) which consists of 2 international terminals as well as 2 domestic passenger terminals:

 

NAIA TERMINAL 1

  • Philippine Airlines (PR) (International Flights)
  • Etihad Airways (EY)
  • Japan Airlines (JL)
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV)
  • Thai Airways (TG)

 

NAIA TERMINAL 2

  • Cebu Pacific Air (5J) Domestic Flights
  • Philippine Airlines (PR) Domestic Flights

 

NAIA TERMINAL 3

  • Air China (CA)
  • Air Niugini (PX)
  • Asiana (OZ)
  • Cathay Pacific (CX)
  • China Airlines (CI)
  • China Eastern Airlines (MU)
  • China Southern (CZ)
  • Delta Air Lines (DL)
  • Emirates (EK)
  • EVA Air (BR)
  • Gulf Air (GF)
  • Jeju Air (7C)
  • Jetstar Airways (JQ)
  • KLM (KL)
  • Korean Air (KE)
  • Kuwait Airways (KU)
  • Oman Air (WY)
  • Qantas Airways (QF)
  • Qatar Airways (QR)
  • Royal Brunei (BI)
  • Tiger Air (TR)
  • Xiamen Air (MF)
  • All other International Airlines except those assigned in Terminal 1

 

NAIA TERMINAL 4

  • Other Domestic Flights (except PAL and Cebu Pacific)

 

(Effective 31 August 2018)

 

If you’re a foreign national traveling to Manila, you are required to present original and valid National Passport and any other internationally recognized travel document establishing your Nationality and Identity, bearing your photograph.

 

 

TRANSPORT to and from the AIRPORT

Mode of transport is through rent-a car, Grab service or taxi. Rent-a-car counters are located within the airport along the main exit point. Grab service is available via mobile app which offers fixed-rate. Taxi can be hired outside the airport by queues. White taxi is the free- roaming taxi while yellow taxi is the airport- registered taxi which exclusively shuttles to and from the airport.

 

Usual fare from the airport to most of Metro Manila costs around $10 but could reach $15-20 for rent-a car services depending on the traffic. In general, rent-a car, grab and yellow taxi in that order of preference are safe and are recommended. Just provide the name and address of the hotel/ congress venue and the driver will get you there.

 

 

 

CONGRESS REGISTRATION

The Registration Desk will be available at the lobby of the congress venue on the following dates:

Inquiries about the registration, tours, other events, etc. may be answered at the registration desk.  Participants may pick up their conference kits, badges, program, meal coupons at the registration counter.

 

Date/ Day Sept. 10, Tuesday             
Reg. Time 8:00 – 22:00

Venue To be announced

Congress Activities  Pre-Congress

 

 

Date/ Day  Sept. 11, Wednesday

Reg. Time  8:30 – 18:00

Venue To be announced

Congress Activities  Opening; Plenary; Parallel Sessions

 

 

Date/Day Sept. 12, Thursday

Reg. Time  8:30 – 18:00

Venue  To be announced

Congress Activities  Plenary; Parallel Sessions

 

 

Date/Day  Sept. 13, Friday

Reg. Time  8:30 – 18:00

Venue  To be announced

Congress Activities  Plenary; Parallel Sessions

 

Inquiries about the registration, tours, other events, etc. may be answered at the registration desk.  Participants may pick up their conference kits, badges, program, meal coupons at the registration counter.

 

 

REGISTRATION FEE (USD)

 

 

CATEGORY: FOREIGN PARTICIPANT

Before May 2019                          $525

May 1-August 31,2019                $575

September 2019/Onsite             $650

 

CATEGORY: LOCAL PARTICIPANT   
Before May 2019                          $150

May 1-August 31,2019                $175

September 2019/Onsite             $225

 

 

LANGUAGE

ENGLISH is the official language of the Congress. Headphones for translated languages are by special arrangement. Details to be announced later.

 

 

TOURS

To be announced.

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES : 2018-2019

15 October 2018– 15 February 2019                 Abstract submission

 

31 January - 31 August 2019                             Online Registration

 

15 February- 30 March 2019                            Abstract Review

 

30 March- 30 April 2019                                    Posting of Abstract Status

 

10-13 September 2019                                       20th International Leprosy Congress in Manila

 

 

 

CONTACT PERSONS:

 

Dr. Marivic Balagon
Email: marivicbalagon_20thilc@yahoo.com

 

Ms.Florenda Orcullo-Roferos
Email: florendaroferos_20thilc@yahoo.com
Phone: +63.32.231.1601 / +63917.630.6543