RAFI Explores New Normal in Traveling for RESTART Webinar Series Episode 6

PR 08/30/2020

  Anchored by its social mission, the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (RAFI) continues to amplify its initiative to strengthen a more informed and engaged online community by providing people with practical information that will help the community…

MCIA to have own COVID-19 testing facility

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Another coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing laboratory is being built in Cebu and this time it will be located within the airport compound in Mactan Island. Andrew Harrison, GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC)…

Gwen questions MCIAA for allowing Cebu to be ‘receptacle’ of foreigners due for repatriation

Rosalie Abatayo 03/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite the Cebu provincial government’s ban on domestic and international arrivals, at least 38 foreign nationals have arrived in Cebu on Saturday, March 28, 2020, to board sweeper flights back to their countries.…

Several Taipei-Cebu-Taipei flights to resume soon

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Airline companies serving the Taipei-Cebu-Taipei route will gradually resume their operations after the Philippine government ordered the lifting of travel restrictions on Taiwan on Friday, February 14, 2020. A report by the Central…

More police to be deployed at Mactan Cebu International Airport

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—There will be more police officers at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to assist airport authorities in the quarantine of returning Filipinos from China and Taiwan. Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) director,…

GMCAC seeks win-win solution on the second airport runway project

Irene R. Sino Cruz 02/12/2020

CEBU CITY—Amid the opposition from the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) on the proposed construction of a second runway, the GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Authority (GMCAC) is seeking to forge a win-win solution with the other concerned…

150 Filipinos from China return via Cebu airport

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines–A total of 150 Filipinos who returned from China and its special administrative regions (SAR) arrived at Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) from February 2 to February 6, 2020,  data from airport authorities show. 88…

CV’s Quarantine Bureau: Mandatory health declaration checklist to all flights arriving in Mactan airport

Morexette Marie B. Erram and Futch Anthony Inso 02/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Bureau of Quarantine in Central Visayas (BOQ-7) has expanded the coverage of the mandatory health declaration checklist to all flights arriving at Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA).  Dr. Terence Anthony Bermejo, BOQ-7…

Chan favors temporarily ban of flights from China than 14-day quarantine at airport

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said he was more favorable on banning direct flights to Cebu from China than placing travelers in a 14-day quarantine. In a press conference on Friday, January…

DOH-7: Boy from Wuhan continues to test negative of non-specific coronavirus

Futch Anthony Inso 01/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The 5-year-old boy from Wuhan, Hubei Province in China may be discharged soon from a hospital in Cebu City, if he will continue to be tested negative of a non-specific coronavirus. In a…

MCIA sets measures to address needs of stranded passengers

Irene R. Sino Cruz, Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/13/2020

CEBU City, Philippines—The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is implementing measures to address concerns of stranded passengers due to the recent eruption of the Taal volcano in Batangas. In an emailed statement from the GMR Cebu Airport…

MCIAA to construct emergency runway to ensure undisrupted operations

Rosalie Abatayo 01/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) will put up an “emergency” runway to ensure undisrupted operations when maintenance work will be done at the present runway. MCIAA General Manager Steve Dicdican, in…

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