Governance, Manila, News

BI Chief reminds personnel of no special treatment for travellers after NAIA incident

5 Jul , 2017  

On Wednesday Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente directed its personnel to strictly enforce its policy declaring as off-limits to unauthorized persons immigration areas in international airports nationwide and prohibiting the giving of special treatment to passengers. The immigration chief issued the directive after reports claiming that a well-known businessman, who arrived Monday night […]

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Global Pinoy, News, Travel

No more outright collection of NAIA terminal fee for OFWS beginning March 2017

2 Dec , 2016  

Departing passengers outside Ninoy Aquino International airport terminal

So this is it. No more outright collection of airport terminal fee for OFWS beginning March of 2017. This is a minor news for Overseas Filipino Workers, if ever. Beginning March 2017, OFWs will get exemption from paying the P550 airport terminal fee. This was confirmed by Manila International Airport Authority general manager Ed Monreal […]

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Manila, News, Travel

BI now requires international airline crew members for immigration inspection

15 Sep , 2016  

Various airports in the country now enforces immigration inspection upon arrival and before departure of crew members of international airlines in the Philippines. This is the new policy by the Bureau of Immigration which began implementation beginning August of this year aimed at strengthening border security operations. The new rule requires all crew members of […]

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Manila, Mindanao, Nation, News, Video

NAIA on full allert status after Davao City bombing

3 Sep , 2016  

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has been placed in full alert status following Friday’s bombing in Davao City. Manila International Aairport Authority general manager Ed Monreal clarified that the alert status was raised as a proactive measure to ensure safety and security of airport users. Monreal clarified that the public should not be alarmed […]

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Manila, News

Security in NAIA on heightened alert for back to school rush

7 Jun , 2016  

MANILA — The “laglag-bala” dented Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will implement a heightened alert status until June 20 as passengers using public transportation are expected to increase in time for the opening of classes. MIAA General Manager Jose Angel Honrado said that the airport is ready to accommodate students and teachers as they fly […]

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Crime, News

Six NAIA security personnel face ‘Tanim Laglag Bala’ raps

10 Dec , 2015  

The National Bureau of Investigation Task Force Talaba (Tanim-Laglag Bala) on Thursday filed before the Department of Justice criminal complaints against two employees of the Office of Transportation Security and four personnel of the Philippine National Police Aviation Security Group. DOJ Undersecretary and Spokesman Emmanuel L. Caparas identified the respondents as Maria Elma Cena and […]

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Global Pinoy, News

P-Noy arrives from ‘successful’ three-state European trip

5 Dec , 2015  

The three-state (France, Italy and Vatican) European trip of President Benigno S. Aquino is over, with his arrival Saturday at the terminal 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Official Malacanang news report considered the presidential junket a successful trip. While in Paris, Aquino met with business leaders. He also toured the 1,500-square-meter facility of […]

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Nation, News, Video

Video: President Aquino arrival speech from 27th ASEAN summit

23 Nov , 2015  

Watch here as President Benigno S. Aquino delivers arrival speech at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport relate activities during the 2-day summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and related summits with dialogue partners. On this second part, President Aquino conducts an informal coffee briefing with Philippine media after his […]

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Manila, News

APEC lockdown protocol still in effect in Metro Manila

20 Nov , 2015  

APEC lockdown protocol still in effect in major Metro Mannila roadways Despite the departure of some leaders in the just concluded Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) Leaders’ Summit, the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) announced that its lockdown protocol is still in effect until late Friday afternoon. This was disclosed by PNP-HPG head Chief Superintendent […]

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Nation, News, Video

APEC 2015 leaders depart Manila one after another

19 Nov , 2015  

As the APEC 2015 in Manila closes, attending heads of states and their representatives are driven back to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport for their departure. Watch here as some of them are given a send-off including the Prime Minister of Australia, the President of Peru, the PrimeMinister of Thailand, the President of the Peple’s […]

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Manila, News, Video

Colombian President leaves PH after APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting concludes

19 Nov , 2015  

Colombian President Jose Manuel Santos left the Philippines Thursday morning as he completed his participation in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting. The president boarded at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 at 9 a.m., but his plane flew past 9:30 a.m. Colombia is the only country that is not a member […]

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Crime, Global Pinoy, Manila, News, NOAH, Video

Watch Replay: Senate Hearing on ‘Laglag Bala’ scam

13 Nov , 2015  

Watch Replay: Senate Hearing on ‘Laglag Bala’ scam: The insensitivity and cluelessness of government officials, the hopeless, aggrieved state of Overseas Filipino Workers and NAIA visitors. For the general information of people following the tele-serye on ‘Laglag Bala’ or ‘Tanim Bala’ or ‘Drop Bullet’ scam hounding the visitors and passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International […]

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Manila, News

PH Aviation authority enforces no fly zone during APEC meet

13 Nov , 2015  

[flexiblemap address=”Philippine International Convention Center, Vicente Sotto Street, CCP Complex, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines” region=”ph” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”16″ ] A no-fly zone will be temporarily implemented during the 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings next week. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said that security measures will be stricter in all […]

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Crime, Manila, News, NOAH

‘Laglag Bala’ scheme spreads, now also in PH seaport?

9 Nov , 2015  

‘Laglag Bala’ scheme spreads, now also in Philippine seaport(s)? Many expect that the alleged scam of ‘laglag-bala’ is on the wane with the eyes and ears of Malacanang already appraised. But no. It would seem that the modus operandi is spreading slowly, but surely. On Saturday night Manila port authorities intercepted a man when they […]

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Manila, News

MIAA tell airline passengers take alternate route during APEC Summit

6 Nov , 2015  

Airline passengers with flights scheduled during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit were advised by airport authorities to take alternate routes to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to avoid flight inconveniences. The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said that routes going to NAIA such as Aurora Boulevard coming from EDSA, Andrews Avenue, and […]

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Crime, Manila, News, NOAH

DOTC finds no proof on ‘Laglag Bala’ scheme by syndicates?

5 Nov , 2015  

“We have yet to get any fact that there are syndicates that operate this (scheme),” DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said during a press conference at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3. The Department of Transportation and Communication on Wednesday said that there is no proof that the extortion scheme called ‘Laglag Bala’ […]

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Manila, Mindanao, News, Visayas

APEC prep spurs cancellation of over 200 PAL flights

1 Nov , 2015  

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines on Saturday announced it has cancelled a total of 211 flights from Nov. 15 to 20 in preparation for the 2015 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting next month. Of the 211 flights, 115 were domestic flights while 96 were international flights. These cancellations come after the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) advised […]

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