PAF sends FA-50 jets to intercept ‘unknown aircraft’

Catherine Gonzales 09/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Air Force (PAF) said Saturday it issued a “scramble order” for two FA-50 Aircraft light fighters to intercept an “unknown aircraft” that approached the Philippine airspace last Thursday. PAF said the Philippine…

Tugade to inspect Cebu bike lanes, BRT progress

Morexette Marie Erram 05/05/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade is set to inspect Cebu’s bike lanes and the progress of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) this May 6. Tugade made this announcement during his speech at the…

Passengers from Wuhan, China to be flown out of Kalibo, Aklan – CAAP

Krissy Aguilar 01/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Over 500 airline passengers who arrived at the Kalibo International Airport in Aklan from Wuhan, China will be subjected to forced repatriation following the novel coronavirus scare, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines…

Gender-neutral toilets now in 15 airports – CAAP

08/28/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has put up gender-neutral toilets in some of the airports it operates around the country. CAAP Spokesperson Eric Apolonio on Wednesday said that out of its…

Drones to be regulated

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Inna Mejia 01/05/2017

Drones will be regulated while habal-habal (motorcycle-for-hire) drivers will be tapped to help in detecting bombs for the duration of the Sinulog celebration in Cebu City. Senior Supt. Joel Doria, Cebu City police chief, said only drones…

CAAP probes co-pilot’s death

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/19/2016

The reported death of a co-pilot of a Cebu-bound Cebu Pacific flight from Singapore last Saturday prompted an investigation from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and an appeal from a co-pilot’s friend to the…

More Cebuanos should sit at MCIAA Board

Victor Anthony V. Silva 10/23/2016

CONGRESSMAN Raul del Mar has proposed amendments to the Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) Charter so more Cebuanos can sit in the body’s Board of Directors. Del Mar, who represents Cebu City’s 1st District, said he…

Cebu Pacific plane aborts takeoff after wheel caught fire

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/26/2016

One of Cebu Pacific’s (CEB) propeller-type planes caught fire after aborting take off at 6:10 pm Monday. Lawyer JR Mantaring, CEB vice president for corporate affairs, said in an advisory that flight DG6577 Cebu-Tacloban aborted take off…

Proponents discuss 3rd Mactan bridge access

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/29/2016

THE private proponent of the Cebu-Cordova Bridge project is willing to initially work on just one access into the bridge from the Cebu City side. According to representatives of the Metro Pacific Tollways Development Corp. (MPTDC), this…

Gov vows to turn airstrips in north Cebu into airports

Victor Anthony V. Silva 07/31/2016

Business summit held; mayor urges Bantayan Is. towns to help grow each other’s economies If plans will push through, Bantayan Island and Camotes Islands will soon have separate airports. Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III said he had…

Civil Aviation Office joins nationwide protest against bonuses, salaries disallowance by COA

Norman V. Mendoza 04/15/2016

THE presence of a banner containing the words “Mayday” that was hung at the control tower of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) alarmed both pilots and passengers this morning. A SWAT team and Air…

Cebu City greenlights third bridge project

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 03/18/2016

The Cebu City Council has authorized Mayor Michael Rama to sign the joint venture agreement with Metro Pacific Tollways Development Corp. (MPTDC) for the Cebu-Cordova Bridge project, allowing the Pangilinan-led company to start working on the regulatory…

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