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aaaMANILA---The police arrested a taxi driver who robbed an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) from Hong Kong after she arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Ed Monreal identified the suspect as Orestes Quizon, 48, and a driver of the Shammah taxi, with plate number UVV 570. The MIAA chief also ordered the Shammah taxi be banned from NAIA due to the robbery. Monreal said the suspect was arrested by the Las Pinas Police during follow-up operations after he robbed...

May 23, 2019
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aaa  MANILA---Former Philippine Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales was held for about three hours at the Hong Kong international airport before she was eventually allowed to enter HK yesterday (May 21). Carpio-Morales, who had filed a case against Chinese President Xi Jinping at the International Criminal Court (ICC), was to go on vacation in HK with members of her family when she was held by immigration officers. Her Philippine Airlines flight landed at the airport at 12:20 p.m. but she was only allowed entry to Hong Kong after 3 p.m...

May 22, 2019
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aaa  Airport police arrested a 27-year-old man who stole at least P168,000 from a Filipino domestic worker from Kuwait at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). NAIA General Manager Ed Monreal presented to the media and identified the suspect as Rey John J. Manglay, alias “Arjhay Valdez”, a native of Isabela. Monreal said the suspect was arrested in a follow-up operation after his latest victim, Harija Panayaman Hamsa, filed a complaint against him. “He approached and befriended me when I arrived at the NAIA Terminal...

March 11, 2019
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aaaMANILA---Three Filipino domestic workers from Kuwait were surprised when they each received P50,000 when they arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) this afternoon (December 27). Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello lll said domestic workers Aurora Abelle Casino, a native of Leyte; Aisa Ismail Husain, of Isabela, Basilan; and Annabel Mario Melencio of Surigao del Norte, each received P50,000 in cash as part of the Department of Labor and Employment’s Pamaskong Handog for OFWs 2018. The traditional salubong for vacationing a...

December 27, 2018
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aaaMANILA---The Bureau of Immigration (BI) stopped more than 28,000 passengers from going abroad as the Philippine government intensified its anti-human trafficking campaign.   BI Port Operations Divisions chief Grifton Medina said a total of 28,467 travelers were barred from leaving the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and from the other international airports in Clark, Mactan, Davao, Kalibo, and Iloilo from January to October 2018.   He added that 23,239 of these passengers were stopped at the NAIA, adding that the...

December 20, 2018
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aaa  In response to the government request for airlines to cut the number of flights to and from Manila as part of the transition phase leading to an enhanced air navigational system, Philippine Airlines (PAL) said it was cancelling 130 flights this month. PAL advised its customers that the following flights had been cancelled: DOMESTIC FLIGHTS CANCELLED November 15, 2018 PR 2131/2132     Manila- Bacolod - Manila PR 2145/2146     Manila - Iloilo - Manila PR 2880              Cebu - Manila November ...

November 7, 2018
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aaaMANILA--In line with the runway closure of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport  from 12:00am to 6:00am on November 12-17, and 19-22, 2018, Cebu Pacific Airlines will be adjusting its flights' schedule.

The closure of the runway is necessary to allow for vital maintenance work spearheaded by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines and the Manila International Airport Authority.

The following flights will be cancelled on the above ment...

November 7, 2018
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aaa  The total amount of unrefunded terminal fees from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has reached P500 million, Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Ed Monreal said. Monreal said the unclaimed terminal fees were deposited with the general fund of NAIA and can be claimed anytime by OFWs by presenting their used overseas employment certificate (OECs) from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, passport, and used airline tickets. “OFWs are exempted...

November 5, 2018
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aaa  The operator of Xiamen Air plane that skidded on the runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Thursday night will be fined at least P15 million, the head of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said. MIAA general manager Ed Monreal said the fine will cover the cost of the Boeing 737 removal after the accident led to the closure of the runway. "The amount we spent in the recovery of the plane and damages will be charged to the Xiamen operator," Monreal said. "The P15 million is just an ‘initial’ amo...

August 22, 2018
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aaaMANILA---Following hundreds of cancelled flights,  local airlines on Sunday made further adjustments in its operations at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) announced that certain flights will not be operating due to heavy ramp congestion.

"The mid-day re-opening of Manila’s main runway 06/24 (on Saturday) and its subsequent impact of flight departures and arrivals have made it necessary for Philippine Airlines to ...

August 19, 2018
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