Capitol imposes requirements for inbound overseas passengers transiting Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) transiting Cebu on their way to their respective hometowns may be denied entry here. This after Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Thursday, May 13,…

No international flights to land at MCIA on May 14-15

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will temporarily stop accepting flights carrying returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) for two days. Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, in a virtual press conference…

Airport execs say 2nd taxiway may be used for commercial planes this June

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Commercial aircraft may start using the second taxiway at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) for landing and takeoff this June, airport officials announced. MCIA officer-in-charge and lawyer Glenn Napuli said they are just…

Mactan-Cebu International Airport expands with 2nd taxiway

Morexette Marie Erram 05/05/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Expansions at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) continue despite the crisis spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, inaugurated MCIA’s second taxiway. Watch it here: He was accompanied…

Free swab tests for returning Filipino travelers at Mactan Cebu Int’l Airport

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Filipinos from abroad can now avail of free real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests at the Mactan airport. The Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV), in a press release, announced…

Cebu solon clarifies: MCIA name will stay

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The name Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will stay, says Cebu 3rd District Representative Pablo John Garcia. In a statement issued to the media on Thursday, April 1, 2021, Garcia clarified that the…

Cebu province repeals mandatory quarantine for Filipino passengers from abroad

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/31/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – Repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and returning non-OFWs bound for Cebu province will no longer have to undergo mandatory quarantine unless they are confirmed to be infected with COVID-19.   Cebu Governor…

Chan: Renaming MCIA is honoring Datu Lapulapu

Futch Anthony Inso 03/30/2021

  LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said Congress’ move in renaming the Mactan-Cebu International Airport in honor of Datu Lapulapu is giving honor to the chieftain. In a press conference today, March…

House approves bill renaming MCIA in honor of Lapulapu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The House of Representatives on Thursday, March 25 passed on third and final reading a bill seeking to rename the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA). The lower chamber of Congress announced that a…

Chan backs Gwen’s no RT-PCR test policy for local tourists

Futch Anthony Inso 02/25/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is willing to harmonize the city’s policy with that of the Cebu Provincial Government for tourists and travelers who want to visit Cebu. Earlier, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia…

Mandaue’s tourism personnel to assist city’s returning OFWs

Mary Rose Sagarino 02/12/2021

Mandaue City’s returning OFWs will be assisted by the city’s tourism personnel upon their arrival at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport. | Photo courtesy of GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The Mandaue City government…

MCIA logs ‘very low’ passenger traffic for 2020

Futch Anthony Inso 02/04/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines –The Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) has only recorded a ‘very low’ 2.7 million combined passenger traffic in 2020 for both domestic and international travel. This was confirmed by Aines Librodo, GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation…

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