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Group with Lumad minors temporarily held at Davao airport

Sep 16, 2017 - 4:26 PM

Cebu Pacific says the Philippine National Police 'had to check their documents because many of them were minors'

Berlin in political dog fight over airport chaos

Sep 13, 2017 - 11:31 AM

As the 6 billion euro 7 2 billion BER airport sits empty marred by cascading technical problems momentum is building to keep open the smaller Tegel airport it is meant to replace

STILL NOT OPEN. An aerial view shows the unfinished BER Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International Airport in Schoenefeld, eastern Germany, on May 19, 2017. dpa / Ralf Hirschberger / AFP

NEDA Board approves Metro Manila Subway, longest railway

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:30 PM

UPDATED These big ticket projects will be funded via official development assistance ODA from either China or Japan

BETTER TRANSPORT. These big-ticket projects form part of Mega Manila Dream Plan, a transport network roadmap seen to decongest the country’s capital. Images courtesy of www.build.gov.ph

PPP Center rebuilds pipeline with new focus: LGUs

Sep 07, 2017 - 7:06 PM

The Public Private Partnership PPP Center of the Philippines promises to add more local government unit LGU projects to the pipeline

NEW FOCUS. Amid the shift of focus to official development assistance and local financing, the PPP Center is rebuilding its pipeline with a new role: helping local government units. Rappler file photo

$7-B Metro Manila subway to be extended to NAIA

Sep 06, 2017 - 6:10 PM

From an earlier projection of 4 4 billion P225 17 billion the cost of the proposed subway goes up to 7 billion P358 25 billion

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Aug 24, 2017 - 11:37 AM

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BOMBSHELL. Senator Panfilo Lacson exposes the extent of corruption at the Bureau of Customs on August 23, 2017. Photo from Senate PRIB

Auction for new Clark airport terminal starts

Aug 23, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority names 7 prospective bidders including two Chinese firms once banned by the World Bank as well as the concessionaire of the award winning Mactan Cebu International Airport

NEW TERMINAL. The creation of a new passenger airport terminal in Clark is seen to increase passenger capacity by 8 million per year, from the existing 4.2 million passengers per year. Artist perspective courtesy of BCDA

Cebu Pacific plane overshoots runway, other flights diverted

Aug 04, 2017 - 9:30 PM

3rd UPDATE A replacement flight will ferry the passengers of Flight 5J570 from Cebu to Manila early Saturday morning August 5

Long queues at Barcelona airport as security guards strike

Aug 04, 2017 - 8:31 PM

The dispute centers on workload and staffing levels at the busy airport which uses 360 non unionized guards under a contract with a multinational firm Eulen

SECURITY GUARDS ON STRIKE. Passengers gather as they wait for passing the security controls at Barcelona's El Prat airport due to a strike of security agents on August 4, 2017, in Barcelona. Photo by Josep Lago/ AFP

Cagayan airport to launch international flights in August

Jul 25, 2017 - 9:39 PM

The airport in Lal lo town will initially cater to two flights to and from Macau and China on a daily basis

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS. The Cagayan North International Airport (CNIA) is set to launch its maiden international flight on August 23. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

FULL TEXT: Let us legislate for the future generation – Alvarez

Jul 24, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez admits that the previous House session was marked with unprecedented challenges

HOUSE PRIORITIES. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez delivers his speech as he opened the 2nd regular session of the 17th Congress. Photo by Rappler

House prioritizes BBL, bills on same-sex civil unions, gov’t reorganization

Jul 24, 2017 - 11:22 AM

UPDATED Speaker Alvarez presents this year s House agenda

HOUSE PRIORITIES. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez reopens the session on July 24. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

NEDA reviews San Miguel's proposed airport in Bulacan

Jul 17, 2017 - 12:35 AM

The NEDA chief however says it is not a priority because they will focus on projects that can be finished within President Rodrigo Duterte s term

BACK BURNER. However, NEDA chief Ernesto Pernia says his office will focus on projects that can be completed in 3-6 years' time. Presidential Photo

Metro Pacific sets sights on Clark airport upgrade

Jul 16, 2017 - 11:50 PM

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority plans to start the auction for the airport s P12 5 billion expansion within the year

INTERESTED. 'Yes, we will take a look at it,' MPIC chairman Manuel Pangilinan replies when asked if it will bid for Clark airport upgrade. Background photo from Wikicommons

Afghan girls robotics team land in U.S. after visa U-turn

Jul 16, 2017 - 12:09 AM

The reversal comes after public outcry over the Afghan girls inability to attend the 3 day FIRST Global Challenge competition

BOUND FOR U.S. Afghan teenagers from Afghanistan Robotic House walk towards Herat International Airport on July 13, 2017, before embarking for the United States. Hoshang Hashimi/AFP

Kuwait airline says U.S. laptop ban lifted

Jul 10, 2017 - 12:24 PM

Now our passengers flying from Kuwait International Airport to JFK in NY will be able to use all of their personal electronic devices the Kuwait Airways says on Twitter

China Eastern Airlines flies to Shanghai via Clark starting October

Jul 07, 2017 - 6:01 PM

China s second largest carrier confirms the new route on the heels of a deal with the Clark International Airport Corporation to augment the airline s flight network and use Clark airport as one of its global hubs

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Jul 07, 2017 - 10:03 AM

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Potholes cause NAIA runway closure again

Jul 06, 2017 - 1:10 PM

UPDATED Runway 06 24 used for international flights was closed for a few hours for emergency repairs says the Manila International Airport Authority

In this file photo, Philippine Airlines (PAL) planes are parked at the tarmac of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila on August 5, 2010. Noel Celis/AFP

First Metro, UA&P lower Philippine GDP forecast due to slow spending

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Economists express concern over infrastructure projects warning that changing modes of implementation midway would lead to delays and slower growth

FORECAST. First Metro and UA&P have trimmed their Philippine economic growth forecast for 2017

Turkey says U.S. to lift laptop ban on Istanbul-origin flights

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:44 PM

Its removal would come after Turkey began using highly sophisticated tomography devices for X ray and ultrasound at Istanbul s Ataturk International Airport

Major railways, national transport policy get NEDA Board approval

Jun 28, 2017 - 6:10 PM

For majority of the approved infrastructure projects the mode of financing is changed from public private partnership PPP to official development assistance ODA

11 DEALS. Some of the projects approved are major railways and an airport expansion deal. Photo by Malacanang

New San Vicente airport in Palawan to boost local tourism industry

Jun 24, 2017 - 9:24 PM

The airport can accommodate only private planes for now but Mayor Maria Carmela Alvarez says it will operate commercially by the last quarter of this year or early next year

REGIONAL AIRPORT. The San Vicente Airport's terminal building. Photo courtesy of San Vicente Info Section

North Korea says U.S. 'mugged' delegation

Jun 19, 2017 - 12:40 AM

Pyongyang accuses US officials of seizing a diplomatic package from the North Korean delegation at John F Kennedy International Airport

NEW MISSILE. This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 4, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un at the 3rd Meeting of KPA Activists in O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment Title Movement at the April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang. File photo by AFP / KCNA

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Jun 12, 2017 - 10:00 AM

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Megawide group proposes P208-billion Cebu airport expansion

Jun 12, 2017 - 12:45 AM

This would make the Cebu airport the only Philippine airport with two independent parallel runways seen to serve annual passenger capacities of up to 50 million

EXPANSION. The group also intends to rehabilitate the airport's existing runway and taxiways, build a 3rd terminal, add a full-length parallel taxiway, as well as construction of more rapid exit taxiways and runway holding positions. Image from GMR-Megawide official Facebook page

Passengers stranded in Batanes as 2 PAL planes suffer glitches

Jun 06, 2017 - 10:10 PM

The planes one over the weekend and another on Tuesday June 6 had technical issues PAL says normal operations will resume Wednesday June 7 plus there will be chartered flights

COA: Illegal settlers' farming led to more bird strikes at Clark airport

Jun 04, 2017 - 8:51 PM

From just 3 in 2010 the number of bird strike incidents drastically increased to 50 in 2016 alone

Will it ever open? Berliners laugh, cry over long delayed airport

Jun 01, 2017 - 11:52 AM

The BER airport remains unfinished shuttered and a byword for fiasco in a country usually better known for its engineering prowess and obsession with punctuality

STILL GROUNDED. An aerial view shows the unfinished BER Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International Airport in Schoenefeld, eastern Germany, on May 19, 2017. Ralf Hirschberger / dpa / AFP

Pothole causes temporary closure of NAIA runway

May 30, 2017 - 7:54 PM

A number of domestic and international flights are affected by the temporary closure of NAIA s Runway 06 24

In this file photo, Philippine Airlines (PAL) planes are parked at the tarmac of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila on August 5, 2010. Noel Celis/AFP

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May 24, 2017 - 10:17 PM

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5 regional airports removed from PPP pipeline

May 23, 2017 - 3:50 PM

UPDATED It is back to zero for the development of 5 small airports in Bacolod Davao Iloilo Laguindingan and Bohol A prospective bidder feels embarrassed and dismayed over what has happened

TERMINATED. The development, operations, and maintenance of New Bacolod-Silay Airport was supposed to be auctioned off via the public-private partnership scheme. Image from www.wikipedia.org

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May 17, 2017 - 12:51 PM

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Fire triggers evacuation at Singapore's Changi airport

May 16, 2017 - 9:34 PM

3rd UPDATE The airport management tells passengers departing from Terminal 2 to expect significant flight delays

FIRE. Firemen inspect Changi International Airport terminal 2 in Singapore on May 16, 2017. Hundreds of passengers were evacuated from Singapore's Changi Airport on May 16 after a small fire erupted in a terminal that was quickly extinguished, authorities and witnesses said, delaying flights at the global hub. Photo by Toh Ting Wei/AFP

DOTr won't auction off Clark airport rehab

May 08, 2017 - 12:20 AM

The government will instead redevelop Clark International Airport and later auction off the operations and maintenance of the modernized gateway to the private sector

HYBRID. Developing the Clark airport and having another international gateway would be best for coping with demand growth in the future. Image from Clark International Airport website

DOTr keen on removing Davao airport rehab from PPP pipeline

May 04, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade says the government is considering funding the rehabilitation of the airport in President Rodrigo Duterte s hometown

AMONG THE BEST. Davao International Airport is among the best 30 airports in Asia, says a survey conducted by a travel website. Photo by Jim de Francia/Google Maps

LOOK: Puerto Princesa International Airport's new terminal

May 04, 2017 - 4:31 PM

UPDATED The P4 5 billion terminal has a 2 600 meter runway that can accommodate bigger aircraft

Photo from Cebu Pacific

Alliance Global to build transport hub near NAIA

May 01, 2017 - 8:10 PM

This will connect the country s main international gateway to Newport City potentially increasing foot traffic to tycoon Andrew Tan s development

FOOT TRAFFIC. Alliance Global's Kevin Tan (L) says the transport hub wil be located below the newly-constructed 220-meter air-conditioned elevated bridge called Runway Manila. Photo from Megaworld website

2 alleged jihadists admit being at Brussels airport during attack – official

Apr 28, 2017 - 12:49 PM

The men who are charged with belonging to a terrorist organization admit that while in Brussels they visited the cousin of the two brothers who blew themselves up in the coordinated attack

In this file photo, passengers and airport staff are evacuated from the terminal building after explosions at Brussels Airport in Zaventem near Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016. File photo by Laurent Dubrule/AFP

CA affirms conviction of 2 Indonesians in 2003 airport blast

Apr 11, 2017 - 7:17 PM

The Court of Appeals upholds a trial court verdict that found 2 Indonesians guilty of bombing the Awang Airport in Maguindanao in 2003

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Diokno says soldiers can man airport immigration counters

Apr 06, 2017 - 5:24 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says he will not cave in to blackmails of immigration officers who have skipped work creating long lines at the airports

Photo by Jedwin M Llobrera

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FACT CHECK: Immigration officers not 'contractuals,' contrary to Diokno's claim

Apr 04, 2017 - 10:18 PM

2nd UPDATE The Department of Budget and Management also posts an inaccurate monthly salary of immigration officers BI personnel point out

PAL to passengers: Be 4-5 hours early at NAIA due to immigration woes

Apr 04, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Philippine Airlines cites insufficient staffing at the airport s immigration counters resulting to long lines

This photo taken on January 26, 2016 shows tail sections of Philippine airlines (PAL) aircraft while parked at the terminal II building of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Ted Aljibe/AFP

Harrison Ford avoids action over near-miss plane landing

Apr 04, 2017 - 12:01 PM

The actor s lawyer Stephen Hofer says the he will still retain his pilot s certificate without restriction

MIAA, CAAP prepare for influx of Holy Week air travelers

Apr 02, 2017 - 9:28 AM

Airport police will be deployed around NAIA to ensure the safety of air passengers and the smooth flow of vehicular traffic in the area

From 2 jets to 70: AirAsia returns to its Clark roots

Mar 28, 2017 - 8:00 AM

AirAsia flight Z2 100 arrives at Clark International Airport in Pampanga on March 28 The airline launches its expansion program from where it started half a decade ago

BACK TO ITS ROOTS. Philippines AirAsia on Monday, March 28 marks its return to Clark airport with maiden flight to Kalibo in Aklan. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

U.S.-backed fighters battle ISIS around north Syria town

Mar 27, 2017 - 12:45 AM

UPDATED Operations are currently focused on the strategically important town of Tabqa on the Euphrates River and the adjacent dam and military airport

New flights to cut travel time to Banaue Rice Terraces

Mar 25, 2017 - 11:00 AM

A local airline will offer flights from Clark to reduce total travel time to the popular tourist destination

FAST TRAVEL. The new route from Clark International Airport to Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya is expected to cut travel time to the Banaue Rice Terraces in more than half.