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NAIA TO GET P2.8B AVIATION INFRA UPGRADE — CAMPOS

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) is set to receive P2.8 billion in fresh funding for the upgrading of its aviation infrastructure, including P1.2 billion for the procurement of a new Communications, Navigation and Surveillance-Air Traffic Management (CNS-ATM) System, Makati City Representative Luis Campos Jr. said. The initial P1.2 billion for the acquisition of a new […]

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GIVE NAIA, AIRPORTS DIRECT POWER SOURCE – SOLON

AGRI Party-list Rep. Wilbert T. Lee has proposed that the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and all airports in the country establish direct connections to power plants to reduce power costs instead of relying on the service of a utility provider. At a hearing of the House Committee on Transportation’s ongoing inquiry into the power […]

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HOUSE PANEL LOOKS INTO NAIA BLACKOUT

The House Committee on Transportation chaired by Antipolo City 2nd District Representative Romeo Acop held a motu proprio inquiry into the power shutdown incident that caused the cancellation of flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) last May 1, 2023. Acop described the incident as disturbing, noting that a similar outage occurred on New Year’s […]

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BONG GO CALLS FOR IMPROVED SERVICES AT NAIA

Following the power outage that caused inconveniences at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City on Labor Day, Senator Bong Go has called on concerned authorities to exert necessary efforts to prevent such incidents from occurring. Go stressed the need to improve services in NAIA, being the primary gateway to the country. In an […]

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POE WANTS CHARGES VS NAIA HUMAN SMUGGLERS

Senator Grace Poe said airport and immigration personnel found liable for the human smuggling incident at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) should face the consequences of their wrongdoings. “It’s nothing personal to the officers concerned. We are doing this to also protect the institution that you are supposed to be protecting,” Poe said at […]

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UPGRADE AIRPORT EQUIPMENT TO STOP GLITCHES – POE

The Senate committee on public services headed by Senator Grace Poe raised the urgent need to improve the technical capacity of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and upgrade critical equipment to avert future glitches at the country’s airports. These should be complemented with the roll out of sufficient engineering guidelines and training […]

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REOPENED CLARK DIRECT FLIGHTS TO DECONGEST NAIA

The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomed local airlines’ recent announcements on the reopening of direct flights from Clark International Airport (Clark) to the country’s prime island tourist locations. Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco made the statement as Cebu Pacific confirmed boosting of the Clark hub with the combined 13 domestic and international routes. The airline […]

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DY ALARMED BY CRIMES INVOLVING NAIA PERSONNEL

Isabela 6th District Rep. Inno Dy has expressed alarm over the separate incidents of crime committed by security personnel at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on foreign visitors that have occurred mere days apart, saying these would affect the country’s tourism prospects if left unchecked. “Nakaka-alarma po ang mga pangyayari. And this is deeply embarrassing. […]

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HOUSE RESUMES PROBE ON NAIA AIR TRAFFIC FIASCO

The House Committee on Transportation chaired by Antipolo City Representative Romeo Acop resumed discussions on the air traffic control technical glitch that delayed flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and shut down the country’s airspace on New Year’s Day. Acop reiterated that the discussions aim to identify what happened in the Communications, Navigation, […]

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TIME FOR INSTITUTIONAL REFORMS IN CAAP – ANGARA

The technical glitch in the country’s air traffic system that led to the disruption of all flights on New Year’s Day should prompt the implementation of long-term solutions, including the strengthening of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), Senator Sonny Angara said. While the Senate Committee on Public Services is preparing investigate the […]