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SURIGAO DEL NORTE AIRPORTS TO OPEN STARTING DEC. 1

All major airports in Surigao del Norte will be opened for commercial flights starting December 1 this year.This after Governor Francisco Matugas issued an executive order that aims to balance the province’s economic recovery and preventing the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “The move is also in line with the National Action Plan […]

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OPEN CLARK, SUBIC, MACTAN AIRPORTS TO ALLOW MORE UAE OFWS TO COME HOME – GORDON

Empathizing with the plight of hundreds of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the United Arab Emirates, most of whom are already unemployed and stranded there for months, Senator Dick Gordon is pushing for more passenger flights to bring them home. Gordon, chairman and CEO of the Philippine Red Cross wrote to the Inter-Agency Task Force […]

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IMPOSE TEMPORARY, PARTIAL LOCKDOWN IN AIR AND SEA PORTS – GORDON

Following reports that the Wuhan virus or the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) could be transmitted even while the carrier is still asymptomatic, Senator Dick Gordon, chairman and CEO of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), called for intensified screening of all travelers entering through the country’s air and seaports. Gordon said that while the country should remain […]

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CREATE SEPARATE LANES FOR TRAVELERS FROM CHINA – GORDON

Amid reports that the novel coronavirus (2019-nCOV) is now in the country, Senator Dick Gordon has proposed that separate lanes be made in all ports for travelers who are coming in from China for them to be properly screened for possible infection with the deadly virus. “Dapat ‘yung ating airports, kapag napadaan ka o galing […]

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DOT, DOTR SIGN PACT TO DEVELOP, UPGRADE AIRPORTS – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) is now working closely with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) on the possibility of funding the development of several airports in the country by equipping them with night-rating capabilities. DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the department, through the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), is set to approve in […]

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DON’T BRING CANNED PORK TO PHILIPPINES – PIÑOL

The African Swine Fever (ASF) virus has been detected in cans of Sky Dragon luncheon meat which were brought in from Hong Kong last March 25 and were confiscated at the Clark International Airport in Clark field, Pampanga from a returning Filipino.  According to Dr. Rachel R. Azul, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) of the […]

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85 AIRPORTS TO BE DEVELOPED FOR TOURISM GROWTH – BONCATO

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has partnered with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to develop at least 85 airports across the country to promote tourism growth. “We are talking about developing our airports so that we have more capacity to receive flights from other destinations and accommodate more tourists to the country,” Tourism Undersecretary Arturo […]

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FAST-TRACK REOPENING OF SUBIC AIRPORT – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon said the latest incident at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) which caused delay and cancellation of flights merely drove home the need to fast-track the reopening of the Subic Bay International Airport (SBIA). “Airports are the country’s doorway to tourism, trade and investment. Thus, when flights are delayed or cancelled, it […]