MANILA, Philippines – The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) said on Monday it is currently looking into Cebu Pacific’s cancellation of more than 40 flights since Sunday (April 28).
CAB executive director Atty. Carmelo Arcilla said they are probing the factors and circumstances that led to the cancellations.
“We are now in the process of evaluating the incident and determine the circumstances that led to this,” Arcilla said.
Cebu Pacific earlier announced in an advisory that dozens of their flights have been canceled from April 28 to 30 because of limited operational conditions, particularly in their Manila hub in Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
Cebu Pacific spokesperson Charo Logarta-Lagamon told UNTV News and Rescue in an interview that they are facing operational limitations due to different factors, including several damaged aircraft and heavy traffic that prevented flights from taking off and landing on time.
Lagamon added that three of their aircraft were damaged due to bird strikes.
The temporary reduction of flights, she said, is necessary to minimize the disruption and to restore the network route to its normal state.
“Yung ruta na tinatahak ng bawat eroplano and because it affects yung nga ruta yung nga timing yung nga schedule nabubulunan ang aming network,” she said.
“Wala kaming ibang choice, masakit man sa aming kalooban we have to pulldown those flights para hindi na lumaki pa at lumala pa yung problema ng malawakang mga delay at cancellations,” she added.
At least 9,000 passengers are affected by flight cancellations based on Cebu Pacific’s estimate.
The airline management has apologized for the inconvenience caused by the cancellations, and assured it is extending “every possible help” to passengers.
Affected travelers may rebook flights within 30 days from the original flight schedule, free of charge; get a full refund or place the full cost of the ticket in a travel fund.
Passengers may also re-route to and from alternate airports for travel within 30 days, subject to availability of seats.
Meanwhile, aside from Cebu Pacific, the CAB is also monitoring other airlines that also sought permission to cancel flights. These include Skyjet, Philippine Airlines, and Air Asia. – Robie de Guzman (with reports from Joan Nano)
MANILA, Philippines – Flag-carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced the cancellation of its flight to Tokyo after the Cebu government ordered the closure of Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to arriving international flights of all airlines for two days, May 14 and 15, 2021.
In an advisory, PAL said it has canceled the following flight that was originally scheduled to land in Cebu during this period:
PR 433 – Tokyo (Narita) – Cebu on May 14
“We sincerely regret that we have no choice but to cancel this flight, despite our passengers having already pre-booked and confirmed their hotel rooms for the mandatory quarantine stays in Cebu,” PAL said.
“We will reach out to notify affected passengers directly by email or based on other contact information provided,” it added.
The airline company also assured it would continue to coordinate closely with government authorities to help passengers, including cooperation in resolving quarantine and testing issues as necessary.
PAL advised affected passengers of these cancelled flights to do the following steps:
Convert your ticket to a Travel Voucher;
Avail of unlimited rebooking (no rebooking fee) until December 31, 2021. If you will be completing your travel in the same booking class by June 30, 2021 (or ticket validity, whichever comes first), there will be no fare difference charge;
MANILA, Philippines — Onboard Cebu Pacific chartered flight 5J671, additional 1.5 million doses of Sinovac vaccine from China arrived at Terminal 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) at exactly 7:58 AM on Friday (May 7).
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. joined in the welcoming of the vaccines.
So far, the shipment is the highest volume of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine delivered and the seventh batch from China to arrive in the country.
The vaccines were immediately loaded on refrigerated trucks for transportation to a third-party storage facility of the Department of Health (DOH) in Marikina City.
MANILA, Philippines — In celebration of the life and legacy of Brother Eli Soriano, the Members Church of God International (MCGI) set up a week-long public service to Filipinos and foreign beneficiaries in its various chapters in the Philippines and abroad.
The project entitled, “The Legacy Continues” is a tribute to Brother Eli’s unrelenting service to the poor and those in need during his lifetime.
The week-long celebration ran from April 4 to 10 and served thousands of beneficiaries here and abroad.
First among its public services is the MCGI Free Store where recipients can get their basic needs for free.
“Minsan kapag tinitignan mo parang imposible na mayroong ganun na manlilibre. Lahat nga tayo natamaan ng pandemya pero despite of that, itong MCGI ay gumawa pa rin ng paraan para at least kahit papaano makatulong sa mga nangangailangan,” said beneficiary Jerry Lingaling.
Among the beneficiaries are persons with disability (PWDs), persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) and people of all ages, from all walks of life across the globe.
“I am actually surprised that there is such an organization.. It’s such a better world if everyone is willing to cooperate together,” said Aaron Quay, a Malaysian location/event planner in Kuala Lumpur who helped MCGI Malaysia chapter in organizing the event.
The project set the social media abuzz with images, videos and testimonies of recipients sharing their heartwarming experiences inside the MCGI Free Store.
One of them is Ederlinda Clariza who said it was her first time to experience shopping. Her image was captured by netizen Heidee Baderamos.
Pasensya na hindi ako Marunong mag grocery First time ko kasi ito
Netizen Josie Carl Le Blanc posted on his social media page that he left his house with only a P20-bill in his wallet but was grateful to go home with a bag full of free items from the MCGI Free Store.
Bente lang laman ng wallet ko, pero binigyan ako ni Lord ng libreng grocery 🥰
Thankyou Dating Daan #FREESTORE Thankyou 😘😘 Mark Kabigting Cenizal Lea Lizli-an Libaste Amper
Meanwhile, frontline medical workers of the National Center for Mental Health in Mandaluyong City also took part in the initiative.
Instead of keeping the food packs from MCGI for themselves, they chose to give them to their patients.
“Nagpapasalamat ako sa MCGI Feeding Program kasi napakasarap ang tumulong lalo sa mga maliliit, sa mga less fortunate na katulad ng mga in-patient natin,” said Esther dela Cruz, the Center’s assistant chief dietician.
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The week-long activity is just the start for Members, Church of God International (MCGI) as it is brewing more genuine charity works through its servant Brother Daniel Razon.
“Salamat po sa Dios, sa isang buong taon ng Kanyang pag iingat sa atin at sa pag gabay din sa atin dito sa ating Serbisyong Bayanihan. Pero hindi po dito nagtatapos ang ating paggawa dahil sa awa’t tulong po ng Panginoon, atin pong ipagpapatuloy ang pag abot sa ating mga kapwa tao may pandemya man o wala,” said Kuya Daniel.
“Gaya po ng aral na itinawid sa atin ni Bro. Eli Soriano na gumawa ng mabuti sa lahat with God’s help and mercy Bro. Eli’s legacy of hope, faith and most especially love will continue through the good works of the Members of the Church of God International,” he concluded.
MCGI’s week-long public service activity was aired over UNTV and on the Internet through its official social media accounts.
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