Airline companies agree to relocate flights to Sangley Airport
Robie de Guzman • June 14, 2019 • 3488
MANILA, Philippines – Airline companies have agreed to use Sangley Airport in Cavite for general aviation, freight turboprop operations, and commercial turboprop operations, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said Thursday.
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade made the announcement after he met with airline officials to discuss the immediate operationalization of Sangley airport and the government’s move to address aviation concerns.
The DOTr said general aviation refers to the operation of a civil aircraft other than a commercial air transport operation or aerial work operation.
“General aviation users will be notified to fully relocate in a year’s time to Clark International Airport (CRK) in Pampanga and Sangley Airport to help decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA),” Tugade said.
Tugade said the move will free up space in the four terminals of the NAIA to allow for improvements and additions in the main gateway.
The transportation chief added that during the meeting, airline companies have pledged to cooperate with the government’s move to open Sangley Airport, as ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte.
“It was a productive and mutually beneficial meeting. Airlines expressed their willingness and commitment to support the government’s thrust to utilize Sangley Airport. This is a solid demonstration of their trust and confidence in the administration of President Duterte,” Tugade said.
The DOTr said airline companies will sign a pledge of commitment and support on June 24, 2019 as a manifestation of cooperation with the government’s initiative.
At the meeting on Thursday, Tugade was joined by Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Director General Jim Sydiongco, Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) Executive Director Carmelo Arcilla, Michael Tan of Philippine Airlines, Lance Gokongwei of Cebu Pacific, and Capt. Dexter Comendador of AirAsia.
Tugade earlier ordered the 24/7 construction of the Sangley Airport to meet the operational timeline set by President Rodrigo Duterte in decongesting NAIA.
MANILA, Philippines – Dumoble ang presyo ng face shield sa ilang pamilihan sa Divisoria at Baclaran kasunod ng pagtaas ng demand para rito.
Ayon sa ilang mamimili, nagulat sila sa biglang pagtaas ng presyo ng face shield sa maikling panahon lamang.
Mula sa P23 bawat piraso noon lamang Sabado, umakyat umano ang presyo nito sa P40 hanggang P65.
Sinasabing tumaas ang demand sa face shield matapos i-anunsyo ng Department of Transportation (DOTr) na oobligahin na simula sa August 15 ang pagsusuot ng face shield para sa mga sasakay ng pampublikong sasakyan.
Batay ito sa inilabas na administrative order ng DOTr na may layuning mapigilan ang pagkalat ng COVID-19.
Sa taas ng demand, pahirapan na rin umano ang pagkuha ng supply nito ngayon ayon sa ilang tindahan.
Ayon sa face shield vendor na si Rudy Iglesias, dati ay pasampu-sampu o singkwenta lang ang nabebenta niya pero ngayon ay libu-libo na ang hinahanap sa kanila ng mga mamimili kaya nahihirapan na silang kumuha ng supply.
“Sa ngayon mahirap po. mahirap po talaga. Sa dami pong naghahanap mula nung inano ng ating presidente na kailangang gumamit tayo ng ganito,” ani Iglesias. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Vincent Arboleda)
MANILA, Philippines – Umarangkada na ngayong Lunes, Hunyo 29 ang mini loop routes ng city buses para makatulong sa pagbiyahe ng mga commuter.
Ayon sa Department of Transportation (DOTr), dalawa ang mini loop routes na binuksan ngayong araw: ang Monumento – MRT Quezon Avenue Station at PITX – Ayala Avenue.
Ang rutang Timog-Santolan naman ay sa Miyerkules, July 1 pa magsisimula.
Nakadugtong ang mga rutang ito sa bus augmentation ng Metro Rail Transit (MRT) line 3 na bumibiyahe sa EDSA sa pagitan ng North Avenue at Taft Avenue na binuksan ng DOTr noong June 1 kasabay ng paglipat ng Metro Manila sa general community quarantine.
“Marami kasi tayong mga commuter o mga pasahero na nag-express ng kanilang concern na wala silang masakyan from Monumento going to North Avenue or Quezon Avenue. Gayundin y’ong mga galing ng PITX papunta ng Ayala. So, ‘yon ang in-adress natin ngayon,” ani DOTr Assistant Secretary Goddess Hope Libiran.
Ayon sa kagawaran, 30 public bus units ang nakatalaga sa mga nabanggit na ruta.
Tiniyak naman ng DOTr na araw-araw ang gagawing assessment para matugunan ang pangangailangan ng mga commuter.
Alinsunod sa direktiba ng Inter-Agency Task Force, gradual o unti-unti ang pagbabalik ng operasyon ng mga pampublikong sasakyan. Una nang pinayagan ang limitadong operasyon sa itinakdang ruta ng point-to-point buses, transport network vehicle services at public utility buses. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Asher Cadapan Jr.)
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has defended the government’s public utility vehicle (PUV) Modernzation Program, saying it does not favor the rich but the commuters.
In a social media post, the DOTr said the PUV Modernization Program will benefit the drivers as they would have a salary with fixed working hours, as well as benefits from the Social Security System (SSS) . The program also aims to remove the ‘boundary system’, and lessen air pollution.
“Sa PUV Modernization, hindi lang makina, kalidad, o disenyo ng jeep ang binabago. Binabago dito ang nakagawiang sistema ng mga jeepney drivers at commuters, (The PUV Modernization will not just change the quality, design, and the machine of jeepneys. It will also change the old system of drivers and commuters),” the post read.
The DOTr said the government already gave jeepney operators a three-year transition period for them to have a proper fleet management. The department also reiterated that as long as the traditional jeepney passes the road worthiness standards, it will still be allowed to operate.
“Kahit hindi bago o traditional jeepney pa iyan, kung papasa naman sa road worthiness standards, papayagan pa rin po iyang tumakbo, (Even if it is a traditional jeepney, it will be allowed to operated if it passes the road worthiness standards),” the department said. AAC
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