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I WILL KILL ANYONE WHO ASKS FOR A BIRTH CERTIFICATE: DFA SEC LOCSIN

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr made a controversial remark when asked anew about birth certificate requirement[...]

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PARTYLIST LAWMAKER JOINS SGMA CALL TO EXPAND CONGESTED AIRPORTS

February 1, 2019 - 4:22 PM

A partylist lawmaker today joined the call of former President and now Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to expand the passenger capacity of airports that are operating way beyond their capacity. Rep. Jesulito Manalo of ANGKLA Partylist made the call during the Transportation Oversight Committee hearing called by Speaker Arroyo to address the reported congestion of […]

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CLARK AIRPORT GETS TWO-STAR RATING FOR FLIGHT PUNCTUALITY

January 31, 2019 - 4:11 PM

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE — The Clark International Airport (CRK) received an impressive two-star On-Time Performance (OTP) rating from an air travel intelligence company based in the United Kingdom, according to an executive of the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC).   “Clark is the only airport in the country to be given this two-star rating by […]

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VISAYAS ‘GENERALLY PEACEFUL’ DESPITE UK TRAVEL BAN

January 31, 2019 - 3:05 PM

INTER-AGENCY MEETING. Police Regional Office-7 Regional Director Chief Supt. Debold Sinas meets with tourism stakeholders, local officials, and regional government executives in an emergency conference on security and safety relative to the UK travel advisory involving particular areas in Central Visayas. (Photo by John Rey Saavedra) CEBU CITY — The Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Central Command (Centcom) on Wednesday […]

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PAL APOLOGIZES FOR AIRCRAFT STUCK AT NAIA TAXIWAY

January 30, 2019 - 8:05 PM

MANILA — The Philippine Airlines (PAL) has apologized for the inconvenience brought by the aircraft that got stuck at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) taxiway intersection on Tuesday night, spokesperson Cielo Villaluna told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Wednesday. At least six flights were diverted to Clark after the incident, according to the Manila International […]

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EDC TO INVEST PHP 10M IN REHABILITATION OF ADOPTED BORACAY WETLAND

January 28, 2019 - 6:18 PM

PHOTO: SAM HORMILLOSA LEAGUE ONLINE NEWS   Malay, Aklan – The Energy Development Corporation (EDC) is investing Php 10 million in its rehabilitation efforts in its adopted wetland in Boracay island. Its adopted 7.79-hectare Wetland No. 2 is one of the nine wetlands in the island identified by the DENR where environmental rehabilitation is needed. […]

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MALACAÑANG HAILS PH AS WORLD’S 50TH BEST COUNTRY

January 27, 2019 - 8:10 PM

MANILA — Malacañang on Sunday took pride in the US News and World Report, which placed the Philippines as the 50th best country in the world. This, after the American web-based media company recognized the country’s global performance, which is measured on adventure, citizenship, cultural influence, entrepreneurship, heritage, movers, open for business, power and quality of […]

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ILOILO CITY IMPRESSES JAPANESE TOURISTS

January 26, 2019 - 9:54 PM

TOKEN FOR JAPANESE VISITORS. MV Pacific Venus of Japan ship Capt. Matsuya Mitsui (3rd from left) receives a token from Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III as the cruise ship makes a port of call at the Iloilo Commercial Port Complex, in Barangay Loboc, Lapuz this city on Saturday (Jan. 26, 2019). (Photo courtesy of  […]

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RO-RO OPERATORS URGED TO OPEN MISSIONARY ROUTES: SGMA

January 24, 2019 - 6:28 PM

Former President and now House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (2nd District, Pampanga) recommended to the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) to define as missionary route the unserved Roll-on, Roll-off or Ro-Ro ports in the country especially those ports connecting poor areas to prosperous ones. At the same time, the Speaker suggested during the Committee on Transportation […]

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CHINESE TRAVELERS TOLD TO PAY REENTRY FEE AT BI OFFICES

January 23, 2019 - 6:35 PM

MANILA — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Wednesday advised Chinese nationals in the Philippines who will spend the Lunar New Year holiday outside the country to pay their reentry fees in any of the bureau’s field and satellite offices nationwide. In an advisory, BI Port Operations Division Chief Grifton Medina said this is to reduce […]

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MIAA VOWS FOR BETTER SERVICE AT NAIA IN 2019

January 23, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Experiencing a year full of growth in 2018, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), under the guidance of the Department of Transportation (DOTr), will continue to exert utmost efforts to ensure the safety, security, and comfort of the public at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Passenger safety and security remain top priorities, and the […]

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MORE THAN 3K STRANDED IN PORTS DUE TO ‘AMANG’

January 22, 2019 - 12:51 AM

MANILA — More than 3,000 passengers were stranded in various ports nationwide on Monday afternoon due to Tropical Depression Amang. In its advisory, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said a total of 3,354 passengers, 498 rolling cargoes, 31 vessels and 9 motorbancas were stranded in various areas of Central Visayas, Bicol and Eastern Visayas as of […]

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4 CEBU PACIFIC FLIGHTS CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER

January 20, 2019 - 5:14 PM

MANILA — Four Cebu Pacific flights were cancelled on Sunday morning due to bad weather, the Manila International Airport Authority said. These flights were 5J 504/505 Manila-Tuguegarao-Manila, and 5J 321/322 Manila-Legazpi-Manila. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration forecast isolated light rains over Luzon due to the northeast monsoon affecting the island. (PNA) Photo from ABS-CBN […]

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CEBU READY TO MARK 500 YEARS OF CHRISTIANITY IN PH

January 20, 2019 - 5:04 PM

SANTO NIÑO. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma (in amaranth red skull cap) is assisted by Agustinian Friar, Fr. Pacifico Nohara Jr., Basilica Minore del Santo Niño’s prior-rector, in mounting the centuries-old image of Señor Santo Niño de Cebu whose fiesta is celebrated on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019. (Photo courtesy of Basilica Minore del Santo Niño Facebook page/Pitik […]

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AIRASIA EXEC SEES BRIGHT 2019 FOR AVIATION INDUSTRY

January 18, 2019 - 6:27 PM

MANILA — AirAsia Philippines chief executive officer Dexter Comendador sees a bright future ahead for the Philippine aviation industry this year. In an exclusive interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA), Comendador said government agencies are collaborating to help the industry grow and improve, with tourism and infrastructure projects either ongoing or in the pipeline. “This […]

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CEBU PACIFIC CANCELS MANILA-TUGUEGARAO FLIGHTS FRIDAY

January 18, 2019 - 6:23 PM

MANILA — Four Cebu Pacific flights between Manila and Tuguegarao were cancelled due to bad weather, the Manila International Airport Authority said Friday afternoon. These flights were 5J 504/505, 5J 506/507 Manila-Tuguegarao-Manila. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration earlier forecast light rains over the Cagayan Valley region, due to the northeast monsoon affecting the […]

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‘LANG-AY’ FESTIVAL EYED TO FURTHER BOOST MT. PROVINCE TOURISM

January 16, 2019 - 6:51 PM

Cultural dancers perform a native dance during the Etag Festival in Sagada, Mountain Province. The municipal cultural dancers also join the annual Lang-ay Festival celebrated by the Mountain Province in April. (Photo courtesy of Liza T. Agoot/PNA File photo) BAGUIO CITY — The local government of Mountain Province expects the annual “Lang-ay Festival” to further boost the […]

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