OFWs can get refund anytime – MIAA


Filipino workers departing through the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) need not worry about their terminal fee refund.

There are some overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who just opt to leave without the refund because they do not want to line up before terminal fee refund counters.

According to David de Castro, Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) spokesman, unrefunded terminal fee will be set aside by the authority.

“As per our memo on the IPSC [International Passenger Service Charge], the OFWs may opt to have their terminal fee refunded anytime even after many years,” de Castro said.
He added that the refund is not covered by expiration date.

“They [OFWs] will simply have to present the needed documents as stipulated in our memo,” de Castro said.

Many departing OFWs on Tuesday complained about the “red tape” at the airport’s refund counters, saying duty personnel at the booths are asking too many requirements before releasing the P550 refund.

Some of them, upon seeing long lines before the counters, went straight to the pre-departure area rather than wait.

The MIAA in 2014 claimed that merging of terminal fees and airfares will ease congestion at the NAIA terminals.


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