LIST: Cancelled flights on Dec. 26 due to temporary closure of Kalibo Airport

Marje Pelayo   •   December 26, 2019   •   385

MANILA, Philippines – Several airlines have cancelled flights at Kalibo Airport after its temporary closure due to a scheduled repair works at the terminal building.

Airport authorities declared temporarily closure of the airport after the terminal building suffered structural damages in its roof and walls due to the impact of Typhoon Ursula.

Thus, Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and AirAsia have announced flight cancellations to and from Kalibo for Thursday (December 26):

Philippine Airlines

  • PR 399 Beijing – Kalibo
  • PR 2969 Manila – Kalibo
  • PR 2970 Kalibo – Manila
  • PR 238 Kalibo – Cebu
  • PR 2240 Cebu – Kalibo
  • PR 2241 Kalibo – Cebu

Cebu Pacific

  • 5J412 Cebu-Kalibo, Estimated Time of Departure (ETD) 11:55 pm
  • 5J413 Kalibo-Cebu, ETD 12:20 pm
  • 5J1811 Cebu-Kalibo, ETD 2:30 am
  • 5J419 Kalibo-Cebu, ETD 3:50 am


  • DG6315 Manila-Kalibo, ETD 5:05 am
  • DG6316 Kalibo-Manila, ETD 7:00am
  • DG6313 Manila-Kalibo, ETD 1:00 pm
  • DG6314 Kalibo-Manila, ETD 3:25 pm
  • DG6317 Manila-Kalibo, ETD 5:20 pm
  • DG6318 Kalibo-Manila, ETD 7:40 pm
  • 5J180 Kalibo-Incheon, ETD 1:45 am
  • 5J181 Incheon-Kalibo, ETD 6:55 am


  • Z2 036 Kalibo – Incheon
  • Z2 037 Incheon – Kalibo
  • Z2 028 Kalibo – Shanghai-Pudong
  • Z2 029 Shanghai-Pudong – Kalibo
  • Z2 038 Kalibo – Incheon
  • Z2 039 Incheon – Kalibo
  • Z2 058 Kalibo – Busan

Affected passengers are advised to check with their airlines regarding replacement flights or options to re-book or refund.

Kalibo Airport is expected to resume operation on Friday (December 27.)

LIST: Cancelled flights at NAIA on Jan. 14 due to Taal ash fall

Marje Pelayo   •   January 14, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) announced flight cancellations at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) due to the volcanic ash from the continuous eruptions of Taal Volcano.


Philippine Airlines (PR)

  • PR115 San Francisco – Manila
  • PR117 Vancouver – Manila
  • PR103 Los Angeles – Manila
  • PR105 San Francisco – Manila
  • PR219 Auckland – Manila
  • PR127 JFK – MNL

Malaysia Airlines (MH)

  • MH805 Manila – Kuala Lumpur

Oman Air (WY)

  • WY844 Manila – Muscat


PAL Express (2P) – Domestic

  • 2P2921/22 Manila – Legazpi – Manila
  • 2P2813/814 Manila – Davao – Manila
  • 2P2859/860 Manila – Cebu – Manila



Air Asia (AK)

  • AK584/85 Kuala Lumpur – Manila – Kuala Lumpur

Air Asia (Z2)

  • Z2288 Dps – Mnl
  • Z2232 Dmk – Mnl
  • Z2129 Taipei – Manila
  • Z2808/09 Szx – Mnl – Szx
  • Z2139 Guangzhou – Manila

Cebu Pacific (5J)

  • 5J804 Singapore – Manila


Cebu Pacific (5J)

  • 5J378 Cagayan – Manila
  • 5J386 Cagayan – Manila
  • 5J563/564 Manila – Cebu -Manila
  • 5J383/384 Manila – Cagayan – Manila
  • 5J649/650 Manila – Tacloban – Manila


Air Asia (Z2)

  • Z2316 Iloilo – Manila
  • Z2757/58 Manila – Cebu – Manila
  • Z2762 Cebu – Manila
  • Z2625/626 Manila – Davao – Manila
  • Z2616 Davao – Manila
  • Z2774 Cebu – Manila
  • Z2622 Davao – Manila
  • Z28788/8789 Manila- Cebu-Manila
  • Z2755 Manila – Cebu
  • Z2318 Iloilo – Manila
  • Z2322/323 Manila – Tacloban – Manila
  • Z2689/690 Manila-Cagayan-Manila
  • Z2306/307 Manila-Iloilo-Manila

For information on flights, passengers are advised to contact the following numbers:

• Terminal 1 (88771-109 local 2181)

• Terminal 2 (88771-109 local 2182)

• Terminal 3 (88777-888 local 2183)

• Terminal 4 (88771-109 local 2184)

• MIAA SMS Hotline 0917-8396242 and 0918-9186242

• MIAA Hotline 88771-111 Source: MIAA

Wife of missing fisherman in Occ. Mindoro calls for help from LGU

Marje Pelayo   •   January 3, 2020

Alvin Bantugan

MANILA, Philippines – Authorities are still looking for Alvin Bantugan, a crew of F/B Gemver 1, more than a week after the onset of Typhoon Ursula in Occidental Mindoro.

According to his wife Hazel, he was looking after their motor banca when large waves came ashore and washed him away along with the sea vessel.

“Kalmang kalma iyon, tapos biglang dalawang bugso (The sea was calm that day. Suddenly, the waves went wild),” she said.

“Doon po siya naanod, sa unahan daw po siya ng bangkang GemVer 1. Bigla na lang po iyong tumaob. Bukod tangi po siyang hindi nakikita sa mga tauhan, (That’s when he was washed away. The motor banca turned upside down over him. He was the only one left missing),” she added.

Aside from his missing husband, Hazel is also worried because no one would help her repair the damages caused by the typhoon to their house.

“Sana po matulungan ni Mayor kami na makita ang aking asawa, (I pray that our Mayor can help us search for my husband),” she asked.

“At matulungan niya ako dahil sira pa rin po ang aking bahay (I also ask for help in the repair my house,)” she added.

F/B Gemver 1 was the same sea vessel involved in the controversial maritime incident with a Chinese vessel in West Philippine Sea last year.

It took five months to repair the vessel’s damage before it was able to venture out again at sea. – MNP (with reports from Von San Pedro)

Typhoon ‘Ursula’ leaves 47 dead, 9 still missing

Marje Pelayo   •   December 30, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The death toll from Typhoon Ursula has climbed to 47 while 9 others remain missing.

Meanwhile, a total of 143 individuals were injured, according to authorities.

Based on the latest data gathered by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), more than a million families (1.979M) were affected by the weather system.

Also, a total of 27, 263 families remain in evacuation centers.

Typhoon Ursula has left more than one billion pesos-worth of damage to agriculture and infrastructure.

Because of the extent of damage, 10 municipalities are now under a state of calamity, specifically the town of San Jose in Occidental Mindoro; Kalibo in Aklan; Libertad in Antique; Sigma in Capiz; Carles and Concepcion in Iloilo.

Also, under a state of calamity are the cities of Madridejos in Cebu; Borongan in Eastern Samar; Tacloban City in Leyte; and Daram in Samar.

Meanwhile, the government is currently working on providing the needs of those affected by the typhoon. MNP (with details from Vincent Arboleda)


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