Ninoy Aquino - updates

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NAIA on 'road to recovery' as flight operations back to normal

Jan 14, 2020 - 1:42 PM

Airport authorities will not implement the two-hour closure for regular runway maintenance on Wednesday, January 15, to allow airlines to mount more flights, as some had to cancel flights earlier due to the Taal Volcano eruption

NORMAL OPERATIONS. Airport Chief Ed Monreal says the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is now on normal operations. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

NAIA targets partial operations on January 13

Jan 13, 2020 - 12:55 PM

NAIA is no longer experiencing ashfall. Departure flights will be prioritized on Monday, January 13, to free up aircraft parking slots.

NAIA flights 'on hold' due to Taal Volcano ash eruption

Jan 12, 2020 - 7:00 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Ash reaches NAIA's runways and ramps. The suspension of flights will remain in effect 'until further notice.'

Passenger planes are parked while others taxi at the departure building of Manila international airport on December 3, 2019, hours before the deadline of the closure of the airport due to Typhoon Kamurri. - Typhoon Kammuri lashed the Philippines with fierce winds and heavy rain, as hundreds of thousands took refuge in shelters and the capital Manila prepared to shut down its international airport over safety concerns. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP)

Jetstar plane stuck at NAIA runway

Dec 14, 2019 - 8:00 AM

(5th UPDATE) The Tokyo-bound plane gets stuck at the grassy portion of the runway following a mishap during takeoff. Airport authorities say the incident is expected to have a 'very minimal' effect on runway operations.

Baby found dead in NAIA Terminal 3 restroom

Dec 08, 2019 - 4:25 PM

The Manila International Airport Authority orders a review of security camera footage within the vicinity of the restroom

NAIA TERMINAL 3. File photo from Wikimedia Commons

NAIA reopens runways for recovery flights

Dec 03, 2019 - 8:18 PM

Scheduled flights will be accommodated from 11 pm of December 3 to 1:30 am of December 4

NAIA REOPENS. Passenger planes are parked while others taxi at the departure building of Manila international airport on December 3, 2019, hours before the deadline of the closure of the airport due to Typhoon Kamurri. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

NAIA terminals to close for 12 hours on December 3 due to Typhoon Tisoy

Dec 02, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Stranded passengers are advised to stay home and avoid going to the airport

CLOSED. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport terminals will be closed for 12 hours on December 3, due to the expected winds and rains brought about by Typhoon Tisoy. Photo from NAIA Wikipedia page

NAIA Consortium proposal gets go signal from NEDA Board

Nov 29, 2019 - 10:00 PM

The proposal of top Philippine conglomerates to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport gets the green light from the powerful NEDA Board

Passengers arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 in Manila on October 19, 2011. The Philippine government pledged on October 19 to improve the country's main airport after it was named the world's worst following complaints of thieving staff, dirty toilets and a collapsing ceiling. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS (Photo by NOEL CELIS / AFP)

FALSE: Jovito Salonga 'says Ninoy Aquino is not a hero'

Nov 29, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Salonga did not say these statements. The quote was an opinion lifted from a blog site and was falsely attributed to the late statesman.

NAIA Customs intercepts P41M worth of shabu from Filipina passenger

Nov 09, 2019 - 7:35 AM

The Bureau of Customs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport says it intercepted two similar shipments from Cambodia last October

SEIZED. Customs agents at NAIA Terminal 3 show the media the shabu they intercepted from a Filipina passenger who had flown in from Cambodia. Photo courtesy of the BOC

LIST: NAIA preparations for Undas 2019

Oct 22, 2019 - 8:41 PM

Both passengers and airlines play a part in ensuring smooth airport operations

Indonesian arrested with P54 million worth of shabu at Manila airport

Oct 08, 2019 - 12:23 AM

Authorities intercept more or less 8 kilograms of shabu from the passenger who arrived from Siam Reap, Cambodia, via Flight 5J 528

MIAA clarifies opening of bags at NAIA: Only for 'specific need'

Oct 03, 2019 - 1:20 PM

'Why will we open bags? We have x-rays,' says Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal, who adds that the 'specific need' to open certain bags will be determined by security personnel

SECURITY. Passengers line up outside to enter NAIA Terminal 3. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

P35M worth of shabu seized at NAIA, suspect arrested

Sep 30, 2019 - 11:10 AM

The suspect, who was on a Philippine Airlines flight from Hanoi, Vietnam, escapes as customs agents try to check his luggage. He is eventually captured in Tarlac.

LOOK: Ninoy Aquino monument in Quezon City removed

Sep 13, 2019 - 3:44 PM

City officials say the transfer of the Ninoy Aquino monument to a new site – preferably one named after the late senator – would help ease traffic in the area

A NEW HOME? The Ninoy Aquino monument in Quezon City will be relocated either to the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center or to the Manila Seedling Bank. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Customs seizes P15 million worth of used mobile phones at NAIA

Aug 24, 2019 - 3:20 PM

The importation of used cell phones and accessories in bulk or for commercial use is not allowed

Is the Filipino worth dying for? Netizens weigh in on Ninoy's famous quote

Aug 21, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Do you think that Ninoy Aquino's fight for freedom was in vain, or is the fight not yet over?

Register to vote, Pangilinan urges Filipinos on Ninoy Aquino Day

Aug 21, 2019 - 5:47 PM

More than 3 decades since the assassination of senator Benigno 'Ninoy' Aquino Jr, Senator Francis Pangilinan urges the youth to choose leaders who will fight for democracy

35 YEARS AFTER. Supporters offers flower as they commemorating the 35th death anniversary of former Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr at the tarmac marker of the death of Ninoy Aquino in Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay on 21 August 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Kris Aquino remembers dad Ninoy on 36th death anniversary

Aug 21, 2019 - 11:24 AM

'Dad knew how to make people feel special and important,' Kris says of her late father

Robredo to Filipinos: Honor all freedom fighters on Ninoy Aquino Day

Aug 21, 2019 - 11:18 AM

'Many talk about being willing to die for our country. Ninoy was one of the courageous few who actually did,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

HONORING HEROES. Yellow ribbons are tied at the base of the People Power Monument along EDSA on the commemoration of the 35th death anniversary of the late senator Ninoy Aquino. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte: Ninoy Aquino serves as guide for protecting democracy

Aug 21, 2019 - 10:27 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte, whom critics describe as a dictator-in-the-making, calls on Filipinos to protect democratic freedoms and rule of law which Ninoy Aquino fought for

A group of supporters of the late Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr offers flowers at the late senator's statue at Timog Avenue corner Quezon Avenue in Quezon City in comemoration of his 35th death anniversary.

U.S. lifts advisory on NAIA security concerns

Aug 09, 2019 - 11:48 AM

The United States Department of Homeland Security cites 'significant improvements' in the security operations of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

SECURITY. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport has made significant improvements to its security measures, says the US Department of Homeland Security. Photo from NAIA Wikipedia page

APEC party-list congressman briefly held at NAIA over bomb joke

Jul 26, 2019 - 1:20 PM

Cracking bomb jokes inside the airport is prohibited by law, punishable by prison time of up to 5 years or a maximum fine of P40,000

BOMB JOKER. APEC Representative Sergio Dagooc is not detained because of congressional immunity. Photo from APEC's website

NAIA Customs confiscates guns, ammo in Pasay warehouse

Jul 10, 2019 - 2:04 PM

Customs finds the firearms cache abandoned inside the DHL warehouse

ILLEGAL. The Bureau of Customs NAIA shows to the media the different illegal firearms they seized in Pasay City. Photo from BOC

Duterte orders Sangley airport operations 'to start immediately'

Jun 11, 2019 - 10:48 AM

During a Cabinet meeting, President Duterte also hints at a revamp at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, says Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 38th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on June 10, 2019. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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

Customs confiscates cache of firearms, ammunition in Pasay City

Feb 15, 2019 - 10:04 AM

The Bureau of Customs seizes pistols, ammunition and ammunition magazines

CONFISCATED. Customs seized these guns and ammo at a warehouse in Pasay City. Photo by Bureau of Customs

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

Piñol sacks NAIA quarantine team

Jan 04, 2019 - 11:19 AM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol cites inadequate measures at the NAIA to prevent the entry of swine fever into the country

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol says he is open to a debate over the 4Ps program. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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