MANILA, Philippines — The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has set up makeshift tents at the social hall of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 to provide comfort and convenience to locally-stranded individuals (LSIs) currently lodged at the airport waiting for their flights.
The 28 tents are the initial set from 100 tents that MIAA plans to set up for LSIs at the airport under the guidance of the Department of Transportation (DOTr).
Additional tents are expected to be established soon.
Apart from temporary shelters, MIAA also provided a dedicated shower area at the airport’s parking lot, for the exclusive use of LSIs.
MANILA, Philippines — The provinces of Bukidnon and Misamis Occidental will temporarily close their respective borders to incoming locally stranded individuals (LSIs) for the next two weeks.
According to Misamis Occidental Governor Philip Tan Itoy, the two-week closure of borders is to allow local health workers and other frontliners to rest from the stress and load brought about by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Governor Itoy also explained that the province’s isolation facilities are in need of cleaning while some require general repair as well as other maintenance works.
The LGUs’ moratorium on LSIs will remain in effect until October 4.
Based on the latest record, the province of Misamis Occidental has the fifth highest number of COVID-19 cases in Northern Mindanao. MNP (with reports from Weng Fernandez)
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) is reducing port fees and charges in support of the second send-off of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) under the Hatid-Tulong program.
According to PPA’s advisory, buses and other vehicles are exempted from paying the Passenger Terminal Fee and Ro-Ro Terminal Fee while port fees and charges for Ro-Ro vessels and other sea-going vessels are reduced by P1.00.
The new policy is based on PPA Memorandum Circular No. 24-2020.
The agency expects some 4,000 LSIs, 120 buses from the National Capital Region (NCR) as well as the different vessels and Ro-Ro operators across the country will benefit from the said project.
The waiver and reduction of port charges is effective from July 25 to 26.
MANILA, Philippines — The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) advises passengers coming from the Philippines of the additional requirements that some foreign destinations require.
Starting Tuesday (July 21), the following international destinations will ask incoming passengers from the Philippines to present a COVID-19 reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) negative-test result/ certification:
The MIAA reminds passengers that only certifications issued by the respective airline’s accredited testing institutions will be accepted before travelers are allowed to board flights.
The agency advises all affected passengers to get in touch with their respective airline carriers to get the details on the implementation of the new regulation.
Passengers without the required negative PCR test certification may not be allowed to check-in for their flights even if they have confirmed bookings.
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