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LOOK: Python seized at NAIA

May 08, 2019 - 10:04 AM

Customs officials discover a 20-inch reticulated python concealed in a bluetooth speaker

SEIZED. This python was found inside a blue tooth speaker at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on May 5, 2019. Photo from BOC

Canceled Cebu Pacific flights from April 28 to 30

Apr 28, 2019 - 5:50 PM

Cebu Pacific cancels more flights, saying that its operations 'have been severely limited by a number of factors'

NAIA Consortium submits updated proposal ahead of April 30 deadline

Apr 24, 2019 - 7:30 PM

The Department of Transportation receives a copy of the NAIA Consortium's updated proposal on Tuesday night, April 23

REHAB. The NAIA Consortium plans to rehabilitate the country's main gateway. File photo by DOTr

ADVISORY: Some PAL flights moved to NAIA Terminal 1

Mar 31, 2019 - 9:45 PM

Philippine Airlines says 'these operational adjustments are being carried out to help minimize passenger congestion'

Maria Ressa arrested at NAIA over Anti-Dummy Law

Mar 29, 2019 - 7:44 AM

Immediately after deplaning, Ressa goes with arresting Pasig police officers to post bail

ARRESTED. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa is arrested upon arrival at the NAIA over a charge of violating the Anti-Dummy Law. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Tugade to NAIA Consortium: Talks over if deal not reached by April 30

Mar 26, 2019 - 3:00 PM

The NAIA Consortium, which is proposing to rehabilitate and operate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, says it will comply with the deadline of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade

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LOOK: P90-M shabu in car parts shipment seized at NAIA

Feb 12, 2019 - 4:48 PM

The Bureau of Customs discovers 13 kilograms of shabu stuffed inside car mufflers shipped from the U.S.

HIDDEN CONTRABAND. Plastics of shabu are packed inside muffler parts from the United States. BOC photo

Tony Labrusca apologizes to immigration officer over airport incident

Jan 04, 2019 - 11:56 PM

'My biggest mistake perhaps was letting my emotion get the better of me and again, I'm sorry,' says Tony

Tropical Depression Usman set to bring heavy rain | Midday wRap

Dec 28, 2018 - 1:53 PM

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PH gov't to prioritize strict airport security

Dec 28, 2018 - 11:27 AM

Malacañang says Philippine authorities will consider the recommendations of the US Department of Homeland Security, which issued a travel advisory on inadequate aviation security at the NAIA

AIRPORT SECURITY. The US Department of Homeland Security warns travellers against the lax security measures at NAIA. Photo by Jae Maryanol/Rappler

U.S. Department of Homeland Security: NAIA security measures are inadequate | Evening wRap

Dec 27, 2018 - 9:17 PM

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'No cause for alarm' despite U.S. advisory on inadequate security at NAIA – MIAA

Dec 27, 2018 - 8:25 PM

MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal also says no complications regarding passengers are expected to arise as services for the airport were not downgraded

ASSURANCES. MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal gave assurances passengers will not be burdened by security enhancements at NAIA. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

U.S. airlines ordered to alert passengers of inadequate security at NAIA

Dec 27, 2018 - 2:38 PM

(UPDATED) The Homeland Security of the US says experts determined that the NAIA does not maintain or carry out 'effective security' that meets the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization

SECURITY. Security experts from the US Department of Homeland Security Transport Security Authority found the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is employing inadequate security measures. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

U.S. says NAIA security measures inadequate – envoy

Dec 26, 2018 - 7:03 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation says it is acting on recommendations of US authorities to improve security at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

SECURITY. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport is employing inadequate security measures, says the US Department of Homeland Security. Photo from NAIA Wikipedia page

NAIA Terminal 3 to suspend overnight parking

Dec 26, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Overnight parking at NAIA Terminal 3 will be unavailable from December 28 to January 3, 2019

SMC South highways will be toll-free on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve

Dec 19, 2018 - 8:25 PM

Fees won’t be collected at the toll gates of the following highways: NAIAx, Skyway, SLEX, and Star Tollway

Korean intercepted at NAIA for carrying P25.7 million

Dec 02, 2018 - 1:55 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas allows foreign travelers to carry only up to $10,000 whenever they enter or leave the country

VIOLATOR. The Bureau of Customs intercepts a Korean tourist at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. File photo from Wikimedia Commons

More flights to be canceled as NAIA upgrades air traffic system

Nov 08, 2018 - 12:35 PM

At least 4 flights will be canceled per hour from November 15 to 20

RADAR. The Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management system at NAIA will be upgraded. CAAP Photo

MIAA: OFWs can refund terminal fees

Nov 07, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The Manila International Airport Authority says the fees remain intact in a trust account, ready to be claimed as refunds

REFUND. MIAA says OFWs can refund terminal fees paid to airlines. AFP file photo

Canceled flights at NAIA in November 2018

Nov 07, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of flights canceled as the Ninoy Aquino International Airport conducts runway maintenance and upgrades its air traffic system

P2P buses to NAIA from Alabang and Laguna available by November 8

Nov 07, 2018 - 7:00 AM

The new routes to NAIA will have 4 stops: two in Muntinlupa and 2 in Sta Rosa, Laguna

POINT-TO-POINT. The South-NAIA P2P route by UBE Express will start operations on November 8. Photo from Ube Express Facebook page

Rosita aftermath, NAIA terminal fee, Kanye West | Evening wRap

Oct 31, 2018 - 10:03 PM

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NAIA terminal fee to increase in April 2019

Oct 31, 2018 - 1:40 PM

The terminal fee will go up from P550 to P750 for international flights, and from P200 to P300 for domestic flights

WAIT. Passengers wait at NAIA Terminal 1. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

NAIA Customs bust: P15M worth of illegal drugs

Oct 11, 2018 - 10:08 PM

The latest apprehensions at the NAIA raises the Customs haul to a historic 27 drug busts in 6 months

Bertiz apologizes, North and South Korea, typhoon Queenie | Evening wRap

Oct 01, 2018 - 9:35 PM

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Lawmaker John Bertiz under fire over NAIA 'shoes' video

Sep 30, 2018 - 2:58 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation vows to investigate the incident involving lawmaker John Bertiz and an airport screening security officer

CHECKPOINT. ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz (R) confronts an airport security checker on September 29, 2018. Screenshot from the gifinoy Facebook page

P5.44 million worth of shabu seized in NAIA

Sep 23, 2018 - 1:19 PM

The shabu is hidden in a package declared as an art table

ANTI-ILLEGAL DRUGS OPERATION. Customs officials intercept an illegal shipment at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Photo from NAIA Wikipedia page

NAIA Consortium gains original proponent status for P102-B airport rehab

Sep 13, 2018 - 6:02 PM

The proposal to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is now up for the approval of the National Economic and Development Authority Board

REHAB. NAIA Consortium has been awarded the "original proponent status" by the government for the rehabilitation of the country's main gateway. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

NAIA opens 2 newly-built rapid exit taxiways

Sep 10, 2018 - 10:00 PM

With this new addition, NAIA now has 4 high speed exits for commercial airlines to use

NAIA's NEW TAXIWAYS. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PH gov't now seeking nearly P72 million from Xiamen Air

Sep 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Parallel investigations into the Xiamen Air runway mishap are still ongoing

Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Eddie Monreal at the senate hearing on public service. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIVE: Senate hearing on the NAIA runway accident

Sep 10, 2018 - 9:43 AM

Watch the hearing on the Xiamen Air mishap at the NAIA runway live on Monday, September 10

Trillanes update, inflation surges at 6.4%, P2P buses to NAIA | Evening wRap

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:59 PM

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Xiamen Air to 'negotiate' with PH government over P33-million fine

Sep 05, 2018 - 2:05 PM

The Manila International Airport Authority plans to increase the fine to cover other costs stemming from the runway mishap at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

NEGOTIATIONS. Manila International Airport Authority Ed Monreal says Xiamen Air representatives are set to arrive in the Philippines this week. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

You can now ride P2P buses from Araneta Cubao to NAIA

Sep 05, 2018 - 12:57 PM

A premium point-to-point bus route from Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City to Ninoy Aquino International Airport is now operational, only for P100

POINT-TO-POINT. UBE Express launched a point-to-point (P2P) bus from Araneta Center Cubao in Quezon City to NAIA in Pasay. Photo from Araneta Center's FB page

After NAIA runway mess, CAAP backs creation new airport dev't body

Sep 05, 2018 - 12:24 PM

The proposed Philippine Airport Development Corporation will oversee the construction, maintenance, and development of all airports in the country

AVIATION AUTHORITY CHIEF. CAAP Director General Jim Sydiongco attends the House committee on transportation’s probe into the runway mess at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on September 5, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House panel to probe Xiamen Air runway accident at NAIA

Sep 04, 2018 - 7:55 PM

House transportation committee chairperson Cesar Sarmiento himself filed the resolution directing his own panel to investigate the NAIA runway mess

LAWMAKERS TO INVESTIGATE. Workers attend to a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 after it slids off the NAIA runway in Paranaque City on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Recordings of Xiamen Air flight in NAIA runway mishap back in Manila

Sep 03, 2018 - 7:13 PM

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Aircraft Investigation and Inquiry Board investigators confirm the black box data recording is of good quality

SKID. Workers attend to a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 after it slids off the NAIA runway in Paranaque City on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Isulan attack, NAIA, SEA games logo | Midday wRap

Aug 30, 2018 - 1:16 PM

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Martial law in Mindanao, Xiamen air, Game of Thrones | Evening wRap

Aug 29, 2018 - 8:27 PM

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Recto to DOTr: Why so slow with airport projects?

Aug 29, 2018 - 7:00 PM

'May opportunity costs 'to. Kung sa EDSA, you lose P3 billion [daily]; sa himpapawid, magkano kaya?' says Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto

OVERCAPACITY. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto says the Department of Transportation should hasten the rollout of airport projects. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senators hit Tugade's absence during NAIA runway mess

Aug 29, 2018 - 4:25 PM

(UPDATED) 'You should have been on top of everything. 'Di ko makita [ang] scenario na 'di kayo bahagi ng crisis committee,' Senator Nancy Binay tells Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade

Sec. Arthur Tugade of the Dept of Transportation (DOTr) at the senate hearing on public services Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Xiamen Air 'cannot be charged for impact on flight operations'

Aug 29, 2018 - 3:45 PM

So far, the Chinese airline is being asked to pay P33 million to the Philippine government for its plane accident that paralyzed airport operations

Eddie Monreal, General Manager of Manila International Airport Authority at the senate hearing on public services particularly the recent problem involving the Xiamen Airlines. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The week in photos: August 18-24, 2018

Aug 25, 2018 - 7:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

INNOCENCE. Young Rohingya refugees enjoy ride in a traditional wooden ferris wheel during Eid Al-Adha festival celebrations at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia district near Cox's Bazar on August 23, 2018. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP

DFA releases P4.8M to help OFWs stranded due to Xiamen Air

Aug 25, 2018 - 1:11 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs extends financial assistance to hundreds of affected overseas Filipino workers

WAITING. Passengers flock NAIA Terminal 1 Departure to wait for or rebook their canceled flights on August 20, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Airport mishaps throw PH campaign in disarray

Aug 23, 2018 - 11:58 AM

Some Filipino athletes had to deal with lost luggage, delayed equipment and customs issues

DISASTER. The Philippine delegation still hopes to bounce back from the mishaps in the coming days. Photos from Asian Games PH media pool

I was stuck in the plane for 6 hours after landing in NAIA

Aug 22, 2018 - 6:29 PM

'I’ve never seen anything like this in my 33 years in aviation,' the pilot announces before disembarkation commenced at around 6 in the morning. The plane landed at around 12 midnight.

Photo for illustration purposes only. Photo from Evaair.com


TIMELINE: Xiamen Air plane mishap at NAIA runway

Aug 21, 2018 - 8:41 PM

Here's a rundown of what has happened after a Xiamen Air plane skidded off the Ninoy Aquino International Airport runway

RUNWAY MISHAP. A torn-off engine pod from a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 series passenger aircraft, operating as Flight MF8667 from Xiamen to Manila, is seen on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

NAIA resumes normal operations

Aug 21, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Flight operations are back to normal on the 5th day since the runway mishap, but airlines are still attending to passengers whose flights were canceled

WAITING. Passengers flock NAIA Terminal 1 Departure to wait for or rebook their canceled flights on August 20, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Duterte dispels coma rumors, NAIA flights, SEA Games logo | Midday wRap

Aug 21, 2018 - 1:54 PM

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MIAA chief Monreal: I will not resign

Aug 21, 2018 - 1:22 PM

'I can say and I can look people straight in the eye that I did my best,' says Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal

NOT RESIGNING. MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal says his team did his best on the NAIA runway mishap. MIAA file photo