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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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Around 105 Filipino workers who were repatriated from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, were given $100 upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Wednesday. Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Administrator Hans Cacdac and Department of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs Sarah Lou Arriola welcomed them and…

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At least 15 various reptiles, 14 of which were dead, were discovered by the Bureau of Customs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport accredited bonded warehouse. Newly installed Customs District III Collector Ramon Anquilan said five Philippine cobras and 10 sailfin lizards were found in plastic containers declared as pastries…

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Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Eddie Monreal has formed a team composed of airport police personnel to monitor unscrupulous individuals and deploy more security staff to better serve and ensure the safety of air passengers during “Oplan Undas.” Monreal on Monday led the inspection of four terminals of the…

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The country’s aviation regulator said Wednesday it is coordinating with local authorities regarding a boom crane of the Aeon Towers, a P3.1-billion condominium project, that poses danger to approaching aircraft at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City. Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) spokesman Eric Apolonio said…

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Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) is in need of 240 aspirants for its Cadet Pilot Training Program. Successful candidates will then be sent to Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) in Australia for a free 56-week training program. “The Cebu Pacific Cadet Pilot Program will enable ‘everyjuan’ to achieve the dream of becoming…

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