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PH's First Eco-Airport in Bohol-Panglao Is Finally Open

The airport started its commercial operations on November 28

If you've been following news about the Bohol-Panglao Airport, then you would already know by now that it has been quite a few years in the making. Eighteen years after its first feasibility study was conducted, the eco-friendly airport was finally inaugurated ...

by Henna Yu for Spot.ph  | November 29, 2018 12:00:00
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How to Be Productive During Long (or Short) Airport Layovers

Any city big enough to have an airport is big enough to have opportunities worth sniffing out

Every founder who travels knows how it feels to be stuck at the airport. There’s so much to do at your destination -- but in the meantime -- all you can do is make calls and send emails. Your hands are tied ...

by John Rampton  | November 21, 2018 08:00:00
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'Superconsortium' of PH Billionaires Moves Closer to Bagging Php102-B NAIA Upgrade Project

DOTr grants original proponent status to alliance of seven conglomerates

Members of the so-called “superconsortium” of the country’s leading business conglomerates revealed they have been granted original proponent status by the government to carry out the Php102-billion project to upgrade and expand the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).The grant was made by ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | September 13, 2018 01:00:00
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NAIA Terminal 3 Has Installed Electronic Immigration Gates at the Arrival Area

The system has been installed to cut immigration queues for arriving Filipino citizens

Soon, Filipinos will be able to skip the long lines at immigration when they return from abroad. Last May, Philippine News Agency reported that electronic immigration gates would be installed at major airports such as those in Manila, Clark, Davao, Kalibo, and Cebu. ...

by Angelica Gutierrez for Esquiremag.ph  | July 19, 2018 12:00:00
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Smuggler Hides Snake Inside External Hard Drive

The smuggler is facing a fine and never made it to her intended destination

People go to great lengths to try smuggling goods on to an aircraft, with the number one method for gadgets being to strap them to your body. But if the thing you are trying to smuggle is alive, then hiding it inside some other object ...

by Matthew Humphries  | July 15, 2018 02:00:00
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How the New MCIA Terminal Will Help Decongest PH's 2nd Biggest Airport

The MCIA Terminal 2 was a PPP project that almost didn’t push through because of legal challenges

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has confirmed that Terminal 2 of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) will be completed and inaugurated by June 7, with commercial operations commencing on July 1.Touted as the Philippines’ first “resort airport,” the MCIA Terminal 2 has ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | June 04, 2018 03:00:00
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(LOOK) The Making of the Country’s First Resort Airport in Cebu

A visual record of the milestones in the construction of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Terminal 2

Mactan-Cebu International Airport's Terminal is set to begin commercial operations on July 1Terminal 2 of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), which is touted as the Philippines’ first “resort airport,” will be inaugurated this coming June 7 though commercial operations are scheduled to ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | June 01, 2018 04:00:00
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SMC Wins NEDA Board Approval to Build a Php735.6-B International Airport in Bulacan

Policy move gives Department of Transportation more long-term options to address NAIA congestion

San Miguel Corporation’s (SMC) unsolicited proposal to build a Php735.6-billion international airport in Bulacan has been approved by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) board on Wednesday, April 25, the agency said in a statement.The proposal includes the construction, development, operation ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | April 26, 2018 07:00:00
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Monorail Mulled to Link NAIA Terminals 1, 2 and 3 With LRT-1 and Future Subway

The NAIA Superconsortium added the rail project to its bid to upgrade the country’s premiere airport

The NAIA Superconsortium that submitted a Php350-billion unsolicited offer to upgrade the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) also plans to build a three-kilometer elevated rail that will link the airport’s three passenger terminals with each other and with existing and future mass transport ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | April 02, 2018 10:00:00
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Group Backed by Henry Sy Sr. and Wilson Tieng Submits $12-B Plan to Build New Int’l Airport in Cavite

Proposal aims to construct a facility enough for 120 million passengers on land reclaimed from Manila Bay

The proposal aims to build a whole new airport at Sangley Point in CaviteA consortium supported by the Philippine’s richest man, Henry Sy Sr., and businessman Wilson Tieng have submitted an unsolicited $12-billion (Php622 billion) proposal to build a new airport in ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 05, 2018 05:00:00
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Megawide Vs Superconsortium: Upstart Builder Challenges 7 PH Tycoons For NAIA Upgrade Project

Only 31st in PH rich list, Megawide's Edgar Saavedra is up against the country’s 2nd, 4th and 5th richest men

Local infrastructure firm Megawide Construction Corp., in partnership with Indian company GMR Airports Limited, has submitted an unsolicited $3-billion (Php156-billion) proposal for the rehabilitation of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to the government, Megawide said in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 02, 2018 03:00:00
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Do You Know What the Most Germ-Ridden Surface at the Airport Is?

Hint: It's not the toilet seat

Many airport toilet seats have plastic covers that can be changed by waving a hand in front of a sensor. But even if they didn’t, chances are they wouldn’t be as filthy as other surfacestravelers regularly come in contact with.In a small study by InsuranceQuotes.com, ...

by Lydia Belanger  | February 15, 2018 02:00:00
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7 PH Conglomerates Submit Php350-B Proposal to Upgrade and Expand NAIA

Gov't has to evaluate the proposal alongside other offers to build a completely new airport outside Manila

Seven of the country’s biggest conglomerates have submitted an unsolicited proposal to improve and transform the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).The so-called NAIA “superconsortium” submitted the proposal last February 12 to the Department of Transportation (DOTr), vowing to improve the Philippines’ aging ...

by Paul John Caña  | February 13, 2018 06:00:00
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