That was according to the news dated November 29 last year. This year, that promise is about to be fulfilled in just a matter of days.
Earlier this month, DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III asked the airline companies to stop the P550 terminal fee to the OFWs. In his letter to CAAP's Director General Capt.Jim Sydiongco, he ordered that the terminal fee and travel taxes be made free for the OFWs in accordance with PD 1183 and RA 8042 that has been amended and became RA10022. the order has been made because of the information that he received that most of the OFWs were not being able to get their refund for the terminal fee charged on their air ticket. He also asked the airline companies that the unrefunded terminal fees be remitted to OWWA. He also directed POEA and OWWA to coordinate with CAAP and MIAA for “immediate operationalization of a mechanism for automatic exemption of OFWs in paying of travel tax and terminals.”
In Feb. 2015, former MIAA chief Angel Honrado imposed the inclusion of the P550 terminal fee in the airline tickets purchased online and outside the country. OFWs were told to refund the amount at the Land Bank of the Philippines counter located at the departure area before boarding instead of exempting them from paying it. Since the integration of the airport’s terminal fee from OFWs air ticket, over P1.5 billion have been unclaimed by OFWs and remained in the general fund of the NAIA.
UPDATE: NAIA no longer collect terminal fee from the passengers. Watch the video below for details.
NATIONAL PORTAL AND NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN TO SPEED UP INTERNET SERVICES IN THE PHILIPPINES
In a Facebook post of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol, he said that after a presentation made by Dept. of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Rodolfo Salalima, Pres. Duterte emphasized the need for faster communications in the country.Pres. Duterte earlier said he would like the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) "to develop a national broadband plan to accelerate the deployment of fiber optics cables and wireless technologies to improve internet speed." As a response to the President's SONA statement, Salalima presented the DICT's national broadband plan that aims to push for free WiFi access to more areas in the countryside.
In January, Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial said that President Duterte had asked her to draft the executive order similar to what had been implemented in Davao City when he was a mayor, it is the "100% smoke-free environment in public places."Today, a text message from Sec. Manny Piñol to ABS-CBN News confirmed that President Duterte will sign an Executive Order to ban smoking in public places as drafted by the Department of Health (DOH).
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