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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]