No-sail, no fly-zones lifted

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With the successful conclusion of the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) Leaders’ Summit, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Friday announced that the “no-sail zone” being implemented in Manila Bay has finally been lifted.

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This was disclosed by AFP spokesperson Col. Restituto Padilla.

The AFP has earlier implemented a 12-nautical mile “no-sail zone” in Manila as part of the efforts to secure the APEC delegates.

With the lifting, cargo and passenger ships and fishing boats can now sail and fish in Manila Bay.

Padilla also said the “no-fly zone” is now lifted but general aviation operations are to be suspended once an APEC leader or representative departs from the Philippines.

The 40-nautical mile exclusion zone for this still remains, he added. PNA

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