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Passengers arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and other airports in the country will no longer be subjected to luggage scrutiny unless marked with “X” that may contain valuable or taxable items. Customs District III Collector Ed Macabeo cited the directive from Malacañang putting a stop to the…

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A hungry barn owl was captured while looking for food near the aircraft movement area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The unexpected visitor was too weak to fly when caught by grass-cutting personnel near the grassy portion of airport’s runway 06/24. The barn owl has a heart-shaped facial…

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Airlines and the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) will sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) aimed to stop collecting terminal fee from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) that was imposed by the previous airport administration in 2015. MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal over the weekend said the signing will take place…

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THIRTY-NINE airport workers were commended for their honesty during the 35th anniversary of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA). Ed Monreal, MIAA general manager, said the workers are personnel of Airport Police Department (APD), Office for Transportation Security, Police, Bureau of Customs, security personnel of different agencies, transport, a well-wisher…

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A departing Chinese tourist jumped from the third level of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal 3 shortly after he was offloaded from his flight to Shanghai on Saturday. Airport police reported that Dong Chongying, 24, landed on the roof deck of the taxi located at the queuing area…

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A Manila-bound passenger was held at Cebu-Mactan International Airport for carrying dried marijuana leaves, the Office for Transportation Security said on Tuesday. Ezekiel Perez Estraza was told to put his backpack at the X-ray machine for the final security check including his electronic gadgets for screening but security screener Rhecin…

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Long queues at immigration counters annoyed hundreds of arriving and departing passengers on Monday because only a few immigration officers were on duty. A BI source said the work slowdown began last month in protest over non-payment of their overtime pay and the delay in the payment of salaries of…

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A Japanese was arrested for kicking a 12-year-old boy, reportedly a nephew of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, during a flight from Cagayan de Oro to Manila. Shinomiya Kosuke, 40, was accused for violation of Republic Act 9262, known as Violence Against Women and Children Act, before the Pasay City Prosecutor’s…

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Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere of France flew to New York, home of the Miss Universe Organization (MOU), on board Philippine Airlines flight PR126 on Thursday afternoon Departing passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) were delighte when they caught a glimpse of the newly crowned beauty queen at the…

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A no-fly zone for helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones is being implemented starting today (January 29) until Monday at vicinity of the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City (Metro Manila). The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines issued the advisory through a notice-to-airmen for security…

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