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NAIA tightens security after Jolo blasts

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE latest bombing in Jolo that killed at least 20 people and wounded 81 others caused further intensified security inspection at the country’s main gateway. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s (NAIA) Office for Transportation Security (OTS) has started giving instructions to their personnel to make simultaneous checking of all passengers entering at the airport complex at […]

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Domestic flight movements drop due to bigger planes used by airlines

Domestic flight movements drop due to bigger planes used by airlines

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE Manila International Airport Authority observed a decline in domestic flight movements at the country’s main gateway in 2018 due to the bigger planes now flown by airlines. Domestic flight movements in 2018 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) dropped to 145,881 compared to 149,371 flight movements in 2017, a decrease of 2.34 percent or […]

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133 undesirable aliens barred last year from PH

By Benjamin Lim Vergara A TOTAL of 133 foreign nationals were barred from entering the Philippines last year for being rude and disrespectful to immigration officers, the Bureau of Immigration recently announced. BI Port Operations Division (POD) chief Grifton Medina said the figure was slightly higher than the 129 foreigners that were excluded in 2017. Medina reminded foreigners visiting the […]

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NAIA passenger volume increased by 7 percent in 2018

By Benjamin Lim Vergara AIR passenger traffic at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport has significantly increased in 2018, the Manila International Airport Authority on Friday said. In its annual report of travel statistics (domestic and international), the MIAA showed a high volume of air travelers arriving and departing at the country’s main gateway. Foreign and local airlines carried 45,082,544 passengers […]

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The year of suffering the BI queue

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE long queues at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in 2018 has become the major source of complaints of passengers, a lot of them feel aggravated or get annoyed as they worry of missing their flights. The passengers on morning flight schedules were complaining of the long and slow queue movement at the Bureau of Immigration […]

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Special BI counters created to expeditiously process departing OFWs

By Benjamin Lim Vergara SPECIAL immigration counters were created at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and other ports to expeditiously process departing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Bureau of Immigration (BI) Port Operations Division chief Grifton Medina said the new system will ease OFWs’ travel out of the country as instructions were already given to immigration personnel to ensure that OFWs […]

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PH government launched “Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Pasko 2018”

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE different government agencies at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport has launched Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Pasko 2018 to ensure safe, reliable, and convenient airport operations as Filipinos and tourists travel for the Christmas and New Year. Aviation authorities will be putting in place additional security measures for maximum deployment of service and security personnel in anticipation […]

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NAIA conducts bomb drill

By Benjamin Lim Vergara AVIATION authorities on Tuesday conducted full-scale security drill at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to train bomb explosive ordinance personnel to respond rapidly to cases of bomb threats or actual bombings. Conducting a full scale security exercise to practice its crisis action plan on one scenario of possible Acts of Unlawful Interference is part of the […]

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“Filipinos are honest and hospitable” — Korean tourist

By Benjamin Lim Vergara “I will tell them that Filipinos are honest and hospitable.” Thus said a Korean tourist who never expected to see cash-laden pouch he lost at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport almost a month ago. Hwang Sung Ha, who was scheduled to depart last Monday (November 26) via Asiana Airlines flight OZ702, was speechless after again seeing […]

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X-MAS at NAIA

By Benjamin Lim Vergara AIR travelers can’t help but stare at the unique, avant-garde Christmas tree at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) with a bright, fun and funky colors. The Christmas tree was lit up on Monday evening by Philippine Airlines (PAL) President and COO Jaime J. Bautista and Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal at […]

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OTS asked Arroyo to remove shoes

By Benjamin Lim Vergara   AN Office for Transportation Security (OTS) personnel broke protocol when he asked former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to take off her shoes as she passes a security checkpoint at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport recently. This despite the alleged coordination between airport security officials and the Presidential Security Group team responsible for Ms. Arroyo’s security. […]

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OFW who killed Arab employer in self defense is back home

By Benjamin Lim Vergara JENNIFER Dalquez the overseas Filipino worker who was acquitted for killing her employer four years ago in the United Arab Emirates returned home Friday. Arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on board Philippine Airlines flight PR657 from Abu Dhabi, Dalaquez was reunited with her parents Rajima Hamid and Abdul Hamid and met by Department of […]

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Terminal fee hike for NAIA set next year

Terminal fee hike for NAIA set next year

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE Manila International Airport Authority has increased the international and domestic flights terminal fee to enable the country’s premier airport to cope with the rising cost of operations and improvements. This after the MIAA board decided to approve the minimal fee increase following public hearings. MIAA general manager Ed Monreal said the terminal fee adjustment would […]

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Ghanaian held at NAIA over fake Canadian visa

Ghanaian held at NAIA over fake Canadian visa

By Benjamin Lim Vergara IMMIGRATION authorities at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport foiled an attempt by a foreign national to use the Philippines as jump-off point to Canada, it was reported today. Abdul Wahab Issah, 36, was apprehended at the NAIA terminal 2 on October 21 after officers of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) discovered a fake Canadian visa on […]

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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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