Rappler's latest stories on runway repairs
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says he is confident China will not protest the repairs, citing improved relations with the military superpower.
Construction has yet to start 4 months since Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced the need to immediately repair the Philippine airstrip on Pag asa Island
The restrictions on jets are lifted earlier than the May 10 deadline of runway repair completion
As of April 24 only 40 meters of the more than 300 meters portion of the damaged runway surface have been paved
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines says it aims to complete the much delayed repairs at the airport