PH Air Force warning: No drones allowed during APEC week
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is reminding the public that drones are not allowed while the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit is ongoing in this city.
In a statement on Tuesday, November 17, PAF spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Enrico Canaya said they have received reports of drone sightings near the Midas Hotel and Heritage Hotel Manila, both in Pasay City.
The two hotels are minutes away from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), which is under tight security amid the arrivals of world leaders attending the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting from November 18 to 19.
Earlier, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) issued a no-fly zone advisory covering areas near NAIA and the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) – venue for the talks. This advisory covers drones.
Canaya said the public can report violations through APEC Public Assistance hotline numbers 0949-7260082 and 0906-2163615.
Domestic and international flights have also been cancelled for the duration of APEC week. (READ: Cancelled flights due to APEC meetings in November) – Rappler.com