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BOC turns over used clothing to DSWD, seized drugs as well as live snake

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE Bureau of Customs-Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Thursday has turned over about 120 boxes of abandoned clothes and pillows, bedding and blankets to the Department of Social Welfare and Development for use of Typhoon Ompong victims. BOC Commissioner Isidro Lapeña said the items and personal effects came from delayed luggage of passengers, who arrived earlier […]

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Bullied Office for Transport Security screener will not file raps vs Party-list Rep. Aniceto Bertiz, fears for his life

Benjamin Lim Vergara OUT of fear for his life, the bullied screening officer of the Office for Transportation Security screening officer will no pursue his complaints against Party-list Representative Aniceto Bertiz 3rd before the Pasay City Prosecutors Office. This even after the video footage of the incident shows that there is a strong chance that Congressman Bertiz could be prosecuted […]

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More illegal drugs seize at NAIA

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE Bureau of Customs on Thursday has seized more than PhP15.496 million worth of illegal substance at the Central Mail Exchange Center and Federal Express (FedEx) warehouses. Port of NAIA (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) District Collector Carmelita Talusan and Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapeña presented the methamphetamine hydrochloride otherwise known as shabu as well as party drugs […]

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Office for Transportation Security denounced party list Rep. Aniceto Bertiz III for airport security breach.

THE Office for Transportation Security denounced ACTS-OFW party-list Rep. Aniceto “John” Bertiz III for his blatant disregard of security protocols that may compromise security as it once again reminds the public to comply with security measures implemented at airports and other transport facilities. This after a social media video went viral after it was uploaded last Saturday showing a brief […]

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Immigration officers told to be courteous

By Benjamin Lim Vergara IMMIGRATION officers nationwide, especially at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, were reminded to be courteous and polite in dealing with the public following the failure of some of them to comply the prescribed decorum. Bureau of Immigration (BI) deputy commissioner Marc Red Mariñas issued the reminder after noting that some officers are violating the bureau’s policy […]

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Customs to fast track foreign aid clearance

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE Bureau of Customs-Ninoy Aquino International Airport will prioritize the facilitation of all incoming international aid for victims of super typhoon Ompong. Port of NAIA District Collector Carmelita Talusan said the customs will fast track clearances for foreign relief goods like sleeping mats, blankets, hygiene and shelter kits and sort of packed noodles, except medicines which […]

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NAIA new rapid exit taxiways launched

By Benjamin Lim Vergara EXECUTIVE Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade on Monday led the inauguration and commissioning of the two new Rapid Exit Taxiways at Runway 06/24 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport which cost PhP309 million to build. According to Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Ed Monreal, the main purpose of the rapid […]

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Uncoordinated flights at NAIA is safe – CAAP

Uncoordinated flights at NAIA is safe – CAAP

THE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines told the House of Representatives that the uncoordinated flights of airlines at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport posed no danger in terms of air safety. CAAP Aerodrome Division Chief Marlene Singson made this claim during the recent House panel probe on Xiamen Air crash landing incident that paralyzed the airport and airline operations. […]

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Members of the Aviation Security Group of the Philippine National Police (PNP) inspect the luggage from flight PR2959 at the tarmac of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Thursday, after one of its passengers made a bomb joke, prompting aviation authorities to ground the plane. The passengers were transferred to another plane to ensure their safety. Photo by Benjie Lim Vergara.

Bomb joke cause seven hour flight delay on Cotabato bound plane

By Benjie Lim Vergara A BAD joke from an Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao employee caused a seven hour delay on a Cotabato bound Philippine airlines flight, airport authorities said on Thursday. Saidona Singgon’s alleged bomb joke caused PAL Flight PR2959 to be delayed as all of its passengers were told to disembark. Their luggage were also offloaded and rigorously […]

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NAIA needs two parallel runways – MIAA

By Benjie Lim Vergara MANILA International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal said the Ninoy Aquino International Airport needs to have two parallel runways so as not to repeat the recent flight disruptions suffered by the country’s premier airport when a Boeing B737-800 of Xiamen Airlines crash landed and blocked the airport’s main runway. “The best basic solution is to […]

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BoC turned over some PhP37 million worth of seized illegal drugs to PDEA

By Benjie Lim Vergara THE Bureau of Customs recently has turned over to Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency some PhP37.3 million worth of illegal drugs it earlier seized from the bonded warehouses of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. The BoC haul consisted of 5,239 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu which were concealed in various items like a baby carrier, camera, […]

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NAIA BI officer allegedly mistreated PH chess grandmaster for interrupting his cellphone game

By Benjie Lim Vergara A BUREAU of Immigration officer assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport allegedly maltreated one of the country’s chess grandmaster recently after he was “disturbed” with a polite inquiry about the terminal fee refund by the renowned chess player while he was reportedly engrossed playing a cellular phone game. Filipino Chess Grandmaster Rogelio “Joey” Antonio said […]

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A Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737-800 is pictured on a grassy area next to airport perimeter fence after it overshot the runway at Ninoy Aquino International airport in Paranaque, Metro Manila in Philippines, early August 17, 2018.  Anjo Perez/Manila International Airport Authority/Handout via REUTERS

CAAP set to make final analysis of the cause of Xiamen Airlines crash landing at the NAIA

By Benjie Lim Vergara INVESTIGATORS looking into last week’s crash landing of Xiamen Airlines Boeing B737-800 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport made another thorough inspection of a portion of runway 06/24 where the accident happened. This according to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines-Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (CAAP-AAIB) as they make their final analysis of the accident and […]

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Xiamen Airlines asked to pay for the recovery of stuck aircraft

By Benjie Lim Vergara THE Manila International Airport Authority has initially fined Xiamen Airlines PhP15 million (US$282,611) to cover the recovery cost of its aircraft which crash landed Thursday at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and got stuck in the mud blocking a major runway thereby causing delays in a number of international and domestic flights. MIAA General Manager Ed […]

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Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines has normalized operations in NAIA

By Benjie Lim Vergara BUDGET airline Cebu Pacific Air on Tuesday said its operations has normalized after three days of flight cancellations due to a Chinese aircraft mishap. CEB, in an advisory, said “barring any other technical, weather-related or other extraordinary circumstances, we do not plan to cancel flights.” However, it also said passengers on all domestic and international flights […]

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High air traffic volume “plaguing” NAIA

By Benjie Lim Vergara THE ramp controllers of the Philippines’ premier airport on Sunday admitted having a hard time find parking bays for foreign airlines due to the huge volume traffic the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is experiencing following the reopening of runway 06/24 which was temporarily blocked by a Boeing 737-800 of Xiamen Airlines which crash landed last week. […]

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A Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737-800 is pictured on a grassy area next to airport perimeter fence after it overshot the runway at Ninoy Aquino International airport in Paranaque, Metro Manila in Philippines, early August 17, 2018.  Anjo Perez/Manila International Airport Authority/Handout via REUTERS

Xiamen Airlines plane still stuck in mud at NAIA runway, investigations underway

By Benjie Lim Vergara FORTY eight international and domestic flights were canceled while seven incoming international flights were diverted to Clark and Cebu International Airports following Thursday’s accident involving a Boeing 737-800 plane of Xiamen Airlines. Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal said Xiamen Airlines flight MF8667 from China with 157 passengers and crew on board, swerved […]

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Chinese Xiamen Airlines Boeing Crash-Lands at Manila Airport – Reports

By Sputnik News XIAMEN airlines’ 737-800 Boeing crash landed at Manila Airport, AirLive reported Thursday. The media specified that the emergency evacuation was underway. According to the AirLive, the flight MF8667 of the Chinese Xiamen airline circled Manila for about one hour. During the second attempt to land at 15:55 UTC, the Boeing 737-800 skidded off the runway. No immediate information about the casualties or the reasons […]

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Customs revenue collection up at the NAIA

By Benjie Lim Vergara THE Bureau of Customs-Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Friday expressed confidence that it will hit its target collection for the year end after noting that it has continuously exceeded its monthly collection since May. According to District III Collector Carmelita Talusan, because of the full cooperation of the bureau’s personnel and the revenue enhancement measures it […]

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Malaysian caught with dangerous drugs at the NAIA

Malaysian caught with dangerous drugs at the NAIA

By Benjie Lim Vergara A MALAYSIAN national on Friday was arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport for trying to smuggle out of the country Ketamine, a pain killer classified under Philippine laws as a dangerous drug. Cheong Seng Onn, 41, was passing through the airport security when he was stopped by Office for Transportation Security (OTS) personnel after a […]

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Security at NAIA tightened following Basilan bombing

By Benjie Lim Vergara PHILIPPINE Airport authorities on Wednesday said it is implementing enhanced security measures at the country’s premier airport following the bombing incident in Lamitan, Basilan, that left 11 people dead and scores wounded. Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal said the MIAA is not taking chances as they adopted a 100 percent deployment of […]

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PH NAIA Terminal Rationalization Program put on hold

PH NAIA Terminal Rationalization Program put on hold

By Benjie Lim Vergara THE Terminal Rationalization Program or the new terminal assignments for airlines that is supposed to begin this August has been postponed, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said on Monday. “Terminal transfer of airlines will not proceed as originally envisioned,” the MIAA said in statement, adding, “while talks with some airline operators have started and with […]

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The Bureau of Customs shows gold items seized from two Chinese policemen at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 last Friday. Photo by Philippine Star

Two Chinese policemen with gold sans BSP clearance intercepted at the NAIA

By Benjie Lim Vergara THE Bureau of Customs on Friday has prevented two policemen from China from bringing out of the country a total 1.9 kilos of gold items due to the absence of a clearance from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Bureau of Customs (BoC) District III Collector Carmelita Talusan said the Chinese policemen Yang Jie and Shi Senlin […]

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NAIA runway repairs completed

By Benjie Lim Vergara AIRPORT authorities has repaired the  potholes along the taxiway of the country’s premier aerodrome, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. In a statement released to the media, the Manila International Airport Authority disclosed that as early as last week, it has been attempting to conduct the runway repairs at the NAIA’s Charlie 4 taxiway but failed to […]

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E-Gate installed in PH airports to facilitate fast processing of passengers – BI

By Benjie Lim Vergara THE Bureau of Immigration on Thursday afternoon introduced a PhP328 million electronic gate system or e-Gate to enhance and lessen the clearing time of travelers. BI officials said the e-Gate, an initiative introduced by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) called Fast Travel program, will simplify and efficiently improve clearing processes. It also “aims to provide […]

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