MANILA, Philippines — The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) on Sunday (April 18) reported that Typhoon Bising has not caused any serious damage in Regions 5, 8, and 12.
CAAP said that the aerodrome in Legazpi, Albay is on normal operations, with precautionary measures implemented days before typhoon landing in preparation of its effect.
Personnel reported for duty in accordance with their regular work schedule (on standby alert), while offices were secured and had been fortified with plywood.
CAAP added that airport employees were instructed to be on standby alert.
Meanwhile, the Airport Manager in Virac, Catanduanes reported that they have installed typhoon guards at the terminal building.
The report said that offices were secured and fortified with plywood and other available materials and that office equipment and documents were secured by personnel. They were also instructed to be on standby alert.
The airport management also said that NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) was filed regarding the suspension of aerodrome operations due to unfavorable weather conditions.
In Region 8, CAAP stated that due to the strong crosswinds experienced by Tacloban, airport authorities have canceled all inbound and outbound flights.
In Region 12, CAAP said that Butuan, Siargao, and Surigao airports are under normal operations.
It added that, as of Sunday evening, there have been no reported flight cancellations as the weather in the region remains relatively fair.
Given the precautionary measures that the aforementioned airports have set up in preparation for Typhoon Bising, CAAP said they have not received any reported damage to airport facilities as of Sunday night.
CAAP said that it is continuously monitoring airport status per strict instructions from Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and CAAP Director-General Jim Sydiongco. —/mbmf