P9-M cocaine seized from Indonesian at NAIA

MANILA — Authorities led by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Wednesday afternoon seized 1.66 kilograms of cocaine worth PHP9 million from an arriving passenger at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3. The cocaine was hidden in the luggage of Indonesian national, Agus Burhan. He was onboard Qatar … Read More

Tugade orders 24/7 construction of Sangley airport

CLARK, Pampanga — Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade has directed the 24/7 construction of Sangley airport in Cavite to meet the operational timeline set by President Rodrigo R. Duterte. Tugade ordered the hiring of additional manpower, the implementation of extended working hours, and the infusion of additional equipment starting Thursday, June 13. “Whatever it … Read More

12 BI execs in 3 airports reshuffled

MANILA — A dozen Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers holding key positions in three airports have been reshuffled as part of management’s thrust to revitalize operations, an official said on Wednesday. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said the 12 senior officers were formerly assigned to the Bureau’s Travel Control and Enforcement Unit (TCEU). Among their duties is … Read More

Duterte orders transfer of domestic flights to Sangley Point

MANILA — To ease airport congestion, President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday has ordered the transfer of domestic flights from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to Sangley Air Base in Cavite. “The President directed the operations in Sangley Point to start immediately,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement. Panelo said the suggestion to transfer … Read More