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Group calls for renaming of NAIA back to MIA

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, May 25th, 2018

FILE PHOTO:  NAIA Terminal 1. (Ryan Mendoza / Photoville International)

A group headed by Atty. Larry Gadon is pushing for the renaming of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to its original name, Manila International Airport (MIA).

Gadon said it’s not right to name the country’s prime gateway after a politician like the late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino.

“Labag sa batas ng republic act na nag uutos na ang pag lagay ng pangalan sa isang establishimento o kahit anong public places ay nangangailangan ng 10 taon. Eh si Ninoy ay namatay ng 1983 so nung 1987 pinalitan nila yung pangalan ng MIA,” he explained.

(It’s against the law which states that naming of establishments or public places after dead personalities requires a 10-year prescription period. Ninoy died in 1983 but they already changed MIA’s name in 1987.)

“Ito’y isang pagpapalaganap lamang ng kanyang pangalan, ito ay indoctrination. Ito ay isang pagbi-brainwash sa mga Plipino na siya ay isang bayani upang ang kaniyang angkan ay mamayagpag palagi sa politika,” Gadon said.

(This is just a way of promoting his name; an indoctrination. This is brainwashing Filipinos to think he is a hero so that his clan can continue to dominate Philippine politics.)

He added that the late senator committed acts that he should be held accountable for, such as his “fake account” of the Jabidah massacre in 1967 and his connivance with the communists in the bombing of Plaza Miranda in 1971. — UNTV News & Rescue

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NAIA Customs intensifies drive vs. African Swine Fever; seizes 1,151kg meat

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Saturday, January 19th, 2019

Pork meat seized by the Bureau of Customs at the
Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for not having health clearances |Photo by BOC

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has seized a total of 1,151 kgs of pork meat without health clearances at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) since the outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF) was first recorded in January this year.

The Department of Agriculture has banned the entry of imported meat as the deadly pig virus is now affecting large pig farms in China and other countries in Europe.

Customs frontliners strictly inspect meat products for sanitary and phytosanitary clearance and beef up security in ports against entry of pork and pork-based products from ASF affected countries including China, Hungary, Belgium, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Moldova, South Africa, and Zambia.

Such measures aim to protect the country’s hog industry not only from the ASF virus but from any possible swine and agricultural epidemic, according to the BOC. — UNTV News and Rescue

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Xiamen Air to pay P15-M for runway mishap

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

A Xiamen aircraft ready for takeoff | Xiamen Airlines via Facebook

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) will charge Xiamen Air P15-M to cover the rental cost of equipment used in clearing the damaged plane from the main runway of Ninoy Aquino International Airport, said MIAA general manager Ed Monreal in an interview Tuesday.

MIAA will also charge the airline for lost revenue in landing and take-off fees.

Xiamen Air has issued an apology to passengers and other airlines affected by the accident.

The incident resulted in hundreds of canceled flights and thousands of passengers stranded.

By Tuesday, flight operations were back to normal and the crowds have dwindled to a manageable size.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines will continue to investigate the incident.

The House Committee on Transportation is also set to conduct an inquiry on September 5.

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Gadon welcomes forwarding of Sereno graft charges to Ombudsman

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Lawyer Lorenzo “Larry” Gadon

Lawyer Lorenzo “Larry” Gadon lauded the decision of the Department of Justice to forward the graft complaint against ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to the Office of the Ombudsman.

Gadon filed before the DOJ last January the graft complaint against Sereno whom he accused of failing to file her SALNs during her 17-year stint as a professor at the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law.

The preliminary investigation on Gadon’s complaints was shelved at the DOJ since, at the time they were filed, Sereno was still Chief Justice and was immune from suit.

Guevarra said he has endorsed the complaint against Sereno to the top anti-graft office after she was ousted as top magistrate via quo warranto proceedings. — Mai Bermudez

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