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MISS Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, her predecessor, Iris Laurence Mittenaere, and several other contestants from this year’s beauty pageant are scheduled to arrive in Manila this Tuesday. Nel-Peters will be arriving at 10:50 p.m. via Eva Air, while Mittenaere will arrive aboard Qatar Airlines at 10:40 p.m. Also arriving today are: 1. Singapore’s Manuela…

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TWO Chinese transit passengers were barred from boarding their flight bound for the United Kingdom allegedly because of spurious travel documents, immigration authorities said on Monday. Marc Red Mariñas, Immigration port operations division chief, said that Lin Chen Hui, 29; and Chen Huajuan, 27, arrived earlier in Manila as transit…

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IMMIGRATION officials at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport intercepted a Somali who pretended to be a Swedish citizen when he tried to fly to United Kingdom, the Bureau of Immigration said on Friday. Abdinajah Mohamoud Aden, 23, was about to board a connecting flight to London when he was accosted…

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The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) apologized on Wednesday after passengers complained of poor ventilation in some parts of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3. “We are experiencing warm temperature in some parts of NAIA Terminal 3 due to the ongoing repair of our central air-conditioning system. We…

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A five-year-old boy survived after falling several feet from the ledge of the departure level of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said on Wednesday. Muhammad Alif Bin Azizan, a Malaysian national bound for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was with his relatives when…

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A drug mule from Colombia was nabbed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for trying to smuggle P8.8 million worth of 79 pellets of cocaine, the Airport Drug Interdiction Task Group said on Tuesday. Alberto Pedroza Quijano, 67, who swallowed the pellets of cocaine, was arrested last Sunday afternoon…

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The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Saturday seized Taiwan bound Chinese softshell turtles at a cargo warehouse in Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The cargo, loaded with 123 live turtles mixed with live eels, was scheduled to leave Manila on Friday at 5p.m. when it was intercepted by Customs officials.…

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Airport authorities have reiterated a previous memorandum banning employees from greeting air travelers “Merry Christmas.” Aside from airport employees, law enforcers such as Aviation Security Group personnel as well as Immigration and Customs personnel are covered by the ban. Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Eddie Monreal on Tuesday…

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THE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) reported that a Cessna 152 aircraft crash-landed on the mountains of Pantabang, Aurora at about 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. CAAP spokesman Eric Apolonio said the aircraft with still unidentified instructor pilot and a student was reportedly on a cross-country flight that took…

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