Taiwan flights back to normal

February 15, 2020
“We have received an order from the Office of the President yesterday afternoon lifting the travel restrictions,” said Morente. “This follows the resolution of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Infectious Disease (IATF), which we are bound to implement immediately. Hence, travel may now be made by any foreign national to Taiwan from the Philippines and vice versa,” he stated.

An eye for an eye

February 13, 2020
Manila Cultural and Economic Office (MECO) Chairman Lito Banayo said Taiwan is on the verge of slamming the Philippines with a number of directives which ultimately will have a direct effect on the fate of OFWs now in Taiwan and Filipinos who want to work in the island republic.

NAIA steps up quarantine measures

February 09, 2020
AS precautionary and preventive measure, the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) personnel at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminals are all equipped with the safety Personal Protective Suits to assist incoming passengers who are positive with novel Corona Virus (nCoV).

BI turns away 36 Chinese from Macau

February 08, 2020
BUREAU of Immigration (BI) officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Friday barred from entering the country 36 Chinese nationals who came from Macau, which is covered by the travel ban imposed over the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV) acute respiratory disease outbreak.

PAL sets special flights to ferry stranded Pinoys

February 06, 2020
The flag carrier was compelled to cancel its mainland China flights since February 2, after the Philippine Government imposed a ban on travel of Filipinos to mainland China Hong Kong and Macau, along with restrictions barring foreign nationals from China from entering the Philippines (except for those holding Philippine-issued Permanent Resident Visas).

OFWs afraid

February 03, 2020

Thousands of OFWs on vacation leave fear losing their jobs due to travel ban.

SOME 250,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) based  in Hong Kong and Macau are deeply worried about losing t

Travelers from China turned away at NAIA

February 02, 2020
THOUSANDS of incoming passengers, regardless of their nationality, who came from China, Hong Kong and Macau were prevented from entering the country by Bureau of Immigration authorities at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminals after Malacañang issued a directive banning all passengers coming from China to contain the spread of the killer Novel Corona Virus (nCoV).

NAIA tightens virus screening

January 23, 2020
BUREAU of Quarantine medical staff yesterday strictly screened passengers and crew members of Cebu Pacific flight 5J 111 from Hong Kong upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) as authorities suspected four travelers were reportedly exposed to a person infected with the novel coronavirus.

NAIA tightens killer virus watch

January 22, 2020
MEDICAL experts at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on heightened alert against deadly virus yesterday subjected two Chinese arriving from Guangzhou, China to examination upon arrival on China Southern flight CZ3091 after thermal scanners showed they had 38 degrees Celsius body temperature.