More Senators back Cebu’s Swab-Upon-Arrival policy

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More Senators are backing Cebu province’s own Swab-Upon-Arrival policy, a few days after  Malacañang announced all international flights bound for Mactan to be diverted to the country’s capital. Senators Sonny Angara and Bong…

Netizens weigh in on extension of MCIA flights diversion

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Malacañang has once again ordered all inbound flights for the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to be diverted to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The Palace announced last June 8 that all international…

Duque told: Assess if Cebu’s COVID-19 response can be applied nationwide

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has asked for Health Sec. Francisco Duque III to study how Cebu managed the COVID-19 situation, and see if the island province’s response versus the pandemic can be applied nationwide,…

Garcia to personally meet with President Duterte to present Cebu figures

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia plans to defend Cebu’s policy on Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) to President Rodrigo Duterte at Malacañang Palace on Monday, May 31, 2021. This she said in an interview with…

Duterte orders redirection of MCIA-bound int’l flights to NAIA amid Cebu’s deviation in swab protocol

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered all international flights bound for the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to be redirected to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) from 12 a.m. of May 29 to…

Elevated railway to link 3 Naia terminals

Doris Dumlao-Abadilla 12/14/2020

Construction and engineering firm Megawide Construction Corp. has committed to build a 5-kilometer elevated railway linking all three terminals of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia)—a feature required by the government to consider awarding a 25-year concession to…

MCIA consortium to take over NAIA rehab

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The consortium running and operating Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) was named to take over the rehabilitation project of the country’s busiest airport. In a report submitted to the local stock exchange on…

MIAA: International flights will resume July 8

Jerome Aning, Krixia Subingsubing 07/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) will resume international flight operations on Wednesday after being shuttered for three months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said in a statement on…

Paolo Duterte, 2 solons want NAIA renamed to ‘Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Pilipinas’

Neil Arwin Mercado 06/25/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential son Deputy Speaker Paolo Duterte and two other lawmakers have filed a bill seeking to rename the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to “Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Pilipinas.” In filing House Bill No. 7031,…

Guidelines out on ‘new normal’ at NAIA as more flights resume

Jerome Aning 06/25/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Social distancing and the wearing of face masks are among the passenger flow guidelines for the “new normal” at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The guidelines were listed in a memorandum issued by…

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…

Stranded OFWs slept under flyover

Krixia Subingsubing 06/13/2020

Since June 1, around 400 overseas Filipino workers (OFW) and locally stranded individuals (LSIs) have been forced to camp out in front of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) and under the airport’s elevated expressway while waiting for…

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