Cessna plane debris found hanging on a tree in village near Mayon Volcano

Ma. April Mier-Manjares - @inquirerdotnet 02/19/2023

LEGAZPI CITY — The possible debris of the missing Cessna RPC340 was captured by a camera in a village at the foot of Mayon Volcano in Camalig town in Albay on Sunday morning. Mayor Carlos Irwin Baldo…

Bomb joke disrupts flight in Davao International Airport

Zacarian Sarao 01/31/2023

MANILA, Philippines —The Davao International Airport’s flight was delayed Monday when a passenger made a bomb joke, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). CAAP said in a statement that at 6:28 p.m. on…

Isabela local gov’t spots ‘possible wreckage’ of missing Cessna plane

Zacarian Sarao - Reporter / @zacariansINQ 01/29/2023

MANILA, Philippines — A possible wreckage of the missing Cessna 206 RP-C1174 was spotted in a mountainside near Barangay Sapinit, Isabela, said the province’s public information office (PIO) on Sunday. The six-seater plane has been missing since…

Aviation glitch probe: Caap castigated for lax security

Melvin Gascon 01/13/2023

Senators on Thursday, January 12, 2023,  castigated the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) for alleged lax security as aviation authorities remain clueless about the root cause of the massive disruption of flights on New Year’s…

CAAP to air travelers: Air traffic control system now OK, contingencies in place

Zacarian Sarao - Reporter / @zacariansINQ 01/05/2023

MANILA, Philippines —  The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) on Thursday assured travelers that its navigation system is now back to normal following the fiasco that  paralyzed flight operations nationwide on New Year’s Day. CAAP Director General…

Salceda: After flight glitches, gov’t should offer full refund

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 01/03/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Passengers affected by the technical issue that barred flights in and out of the country on New Year’s Day should be given the option to get a reimbursement similar to the total value of…

MCIA exec: 2nd runway may be done by 2023, but commissioning it is still a long process

Futch Anthony Inso 12/01/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The second runway of the Mactan Cebu International Airport may be done by the 3rd quarter of 2023, but the commissioning of the runway will still be a long process. Julius Neri Jr.,…

Inclement weather stalls removal operations of crashed Korean aircraft

Futch Anthony Inso 10/28/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — With inclement weather brought by Tropical Storm Paeng, the management of Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) admitted that it would be very difficult for them to remove the Korean Air aircraft that…

CAAP exec: Korean aircraft sent distress call for problematic touchdown before landing

Futch Anthony Inso 10/24/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — A distress call was already communicated before the landing of Korean Air flight KE631 on Sunday evening, Oct. 23, 2022. This was clarified by Florentino Galan Jr., air traffic management officer III of…

RDC-7 to LGUs in CV: Make comprehensive airport safety, security measure

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Central Visayas Regional Development Council (RDC-7) has enjoined concerned provinces and highly urbanized cities in the region to pass a comprehensive airport safety and security ordinance. Gordon Alan Joseph, the chairperson of…

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…

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