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Free Wi-Fi coverage in schools to grow six-fold in 2021

Miguel Camus - Philippine Daily Inquirer 07/28/2020

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is planning to build free Wi-Fi access points across thousands of public schools to help boost connectivity amid the new coronavirus pandemic. This is part of the government’s goal…

Cebu Pacific cuts more jobs

Miguel Camus - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Cebu Pacific, the country’s biggest budget airline, is implementing a second wave of job cuts as it fights to survive the new coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe. An Inquirer source said the…

Virus blow to Philippine aviation felt hard on the ground

Miguel Camus - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/21/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Don Martin Atilano, 28, was determined to pursue a career in aviation. But color vision deficiency limited his chances of becoming a pilot or a flight attendant, so he settled for the next best…

Domestic air travel remains in a mess

Miguel Camus - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/15/2020

Domestic airlines still find it difficult to serve stranded passengers across the country—a result of poor coordination between the national and local governments as new coronavirus cases continue to rise. The Air Carriers Association of the Philippines…

DICT issues guidelines on cell tower sharing

Miguel Camus - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/10/2020

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) issued the guidelines for the sharing of cell towers, marking the beginning of a new era in the telecommunications sector. Years in the making, the rules on the co-location…

AirAsia Philippines to lay off 260 workers

Miguel Camus - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/07/2020

Budget carrier AirAsia Philippines will lay off hundreds of workers by the end of the month amid the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The Inquirer learned that AirAsia Philippines, part of Malaysia-based AirAsia Group, has decided to…

PAL losses widened to P9.4B in 1st quarter

Miguel Camus - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/06/2020

The listed operator of Philippine Airlines (PAL) posted a P9.4-billion loss in the first quarter of 2020, reflecting the stagge­ring impact the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has unleashed on the aviation sector. Taipan Lucio Tan’s PAL…

Airlines seek P 8.6B in monthly subsidy

Marlon Ramos, Miguel Camus - Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s three largest airline groups are asking lawmakers for financial aid of about P8.6 billion per month, including wage subsidies, as they prepare to restart operations amid uncertain demand. Air Carriers Association of…

Social distancing in the air: Say goodbye to piso fares, middle seats

Miguel Camus - Philippine Daily Inquirer 04/27/2020

Philippine Airlines and its customers are bracing for dramatic changes in a post-lockdown era as the turbulent coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis unfolds. From the ejection of the dreaded middle seat inside the passenger cabin to a potential-jump in…

PAL cuts 300 jobs as losses mount

Miguel Camus - Philippine Daily Inquirer 02/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has laid off 300 ground-based administrative and management personnel in a bid to cut costs amid declining demand because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The country’s largest airline said in a…

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