New Clark Airport terminal building to open before end-2020 — BCDA

MANILA, Aug 3 (Mabuhay) — The new passenger terminal building (PTB) at the Clark International Airport is on track to open by the end of the year and will be fully operational by January next year, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) announced Sunday. In...

MIAA: Decision to rename NAIA up to lawmakers

MANILA, (Mabuhay) — The decision to rename the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will be up to lawmakers to decide on, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said Monday. According to MIAA general manager Eddie Monreal, the MIAA will defer to the decision...

Chiz: Who’s really in charge of airport security?

With fingers pointing in different directions at the Senate inquiry into the “tanim-bala” extortion racket in airports, Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero wants the Office for Transportation Security (OTS) and the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) to clarify their exact...

Elderly woman, baby-toting mom nabbed for bullets at NAIA

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Two women were allegedly apprehended for carrying bullets inside their bag at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Monday. Antonina Agustin, 71, was only supposed to fetch relatives from the airport when two bullets were detected inside her pouch...

Aquino forced to act on ‘laglag-bala’

President meets DOTC officials amid bullet in luggage allegations MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday morning met with officials of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) amid allegations of the “laglag-bala” extortion scheme. “The...

At least 378 PAL and Cebu Pacific flights are canceled for APEC security

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific are cancelling at least 378 domestic and international flights as part of security measures for the APEC Leaders Meeting in Manila during the third week of November. Leaders from the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic...

Air deal to boost tourism between PHL and Africa – DOT

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The number of African tourists to the Philippines, and the other way around, is going to increase at a faster rate as a result of the air agreement between Manila and Addis Ababa, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said. The Addis Ababa-to-Manila route would...

Ninoy Aquino Int’l Airport stinky no more?

Here is something positive, for a change, to say about what the Aquino administration is doing for the good of the country. Of course, this is not about the Mamasapano massacre or President Noynoy’s desire to railroad the approval of the now controversial Bangsamoro bill pending...

CAAP: No-fly zone in effect Jan. 15, 17, 19 for papal visit

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Philippine aviation authorities will implement a no-fly zone on Jan. 15, 17, and 19, during Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said it issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) for the visit from Jan. 15 to 19....

Lawmakers eye ocular inspection of NAIA

MANILA, Nov 24 (Mabuhay) – The House of Representatives Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs is eyeing an ocular inspection of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in connection with a congressional investigation on the integration of airport terminal fees into the...