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Showing posts with label NAIA Terminal. Show all posts
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Friday, March 03, 2017

DOLE SECRETARY BELLO: Stop Collecting Terminal Fee and Travel Tax from OFWs






The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is asking airline companies particularly the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to implement the exemption of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in paying travel tax and terminal fee.

In his letter to Captain Jim C Sydiongco, director general of CAAP, DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III, reiterated that OFWs should be exempted in paying travel tax and terminal fee pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 1183, Republic Act 8042 or Migrant Workers Act and Overseas Filipino Act of 1995, as amended by Republic Act 10022.

In the same letter, the DOLE chief said that the travel tax and the terminal fee are incorporated in the cost of plane tickets issued to OFWs.

Bello is asking Sydiongco to make a necessary representation of his office to concerned government offices in different airport terminals to cease and desist from collecting travel tax and terminal fees on OFWs.


Bello said, while some OFWs are refunded with these travel tax and fees at the airport before departure, most of them are not refunded with the same due to lack of awareness or lack of material time to process their claim for refund in the airport.

DOLE is also requesting CAAP to transfer the travel tax and fees collected from OFWs which were not refunded to them to Overseas Welfare Workers Administration (OWWA).

On his separate letter to DOLE, Undersecretary Dominador Say, Bello instructed the official to coordinate with CAAP for an automatic mechanism to take effect the exemption of OFWs from paying travel tax and terminal fees, along with the immediate reimbursement of such fees past due to OFWs.

FULL COPY OF THE LETTER HERE


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Thursday, November 17, 2016

NOW OPEN TRANSIT LOUNGE FOR YOU TO SLEEP OVER AT NAIA AIRPORT





Some good news for OFWs and travellers. An affordable, comfortable and good quality lounge accommodations at NAIA Terminal 3 called The Wings Transit Lounge is an affordable transit lounge right inside the airport that can accomodate up to 100 passengers every day.

LOCATION:
Philippines, NAIA Terminal 3, 4th Level of the Mall Area
Call them at (02) 886- 9464 / (02) 833- 7299 for inquiries and reservations




PRICES AND SERVICES

"Catch up on some well-earned rest on executive LOUNGE seats that easily stretch out into flat beds to soothe your back from hours of uncomfortable seating, while being pampered with a invigorating foot scrub, manicure and pedicure."

  •  Sleeping Lounge Seat : Php 500/ up to 5 hours
  • Sleeping Lounge Seat : Php 700/ up to 7 hours
  • Foot Spa Php 600
    Manicure Php 300
    Pedicure Php 300
    Foot Spa with Manicure and Pedicure Php 1,000

ROOM TYPE  and PRICES

CAPSULE/SINGLE = P1000 for 7.5 hours
TWIN TYPE (DOUBLE) = P1800 for 7.5 hours
FAMILY good for 4 people = P3,200 for 7.5 hours

ALL PRICES FREE WITH
· Unlimited finger food buffet
· Unlimited hot and cold drinks
· Luggage storage area
· free WIFI connection
· Shower – Bath towel, Yukata and shower amenities (shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste)



If you need the pick-me up of a power nap after a long trip, then a Capsule is perfect for you. Each Capsule room is equipped with a sliding shade, which can be adjusted to shield you from light and crowds, a security box and a reading lamp, so you may rest in comfort and confidence.
Capsule (Male) at Php 1,000/ up to 7.5 hours
Capsule (Female) at Php 1,000/ up to 7.5 hours



  • Ideal for 2 persons, the Twin Room is offered at Php1,800 up to 7.5 hours.  Charges apply for the 3rd person (3 feet and below are free of charge)
Good for 4 persons, our Family Room is offered at Php 3,200 up to 7.5 hours.  Charges apply for the 5th person (3 feet and below are free of charge)
"Massages can help to relieve jet lag, alleviate fluid retention as well as release endorphins that calm the nervous system. If you have chronic lower back pain, working through that tightness can make a big difference in how a long-haul flight goes for you.

Passengers who have history of circulatory related problems such as DVT (deep vein thrombosis) should not go for leg massage or if there are signs of swelling on the feet."
The Wings Massage rates:​
Massage for 60 minutes is offered at P650
Massage for 45 minutes is offered at P550
Massage for 30 minutes is offered at P350

FREE INTERNET with COMPUTER STATION

All images are property of The Wings Transit Lounge
The Wings Transit Lounge FB Page is here

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wellwishers Lounge Now Open In NAIA For OFWs And Their Families



The Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 already opened its "Wellwishers Lounges" and they are encouraging OFWs and their families to avail and use the area. 

Heat, sweat, and broken hearts- that was how you could describe the farewell of overseas Filipino workers or OFWs at Ninoy Aquino International Airport before the opening of Wellwishers Lounge, many OFWs and their families choose to stay outside NAIA Terminal 1 and spend few more minutes together as they brace for many months or years of being apart.


Photo credit: Huffington Post

This is the usual scene outside NAIA, under the scorching sun, families and friends have to stay outside to bid farewell to their relative who is bound to work overseas.

But not anymore, because today a lounge specifically for OFWs and their families was opened.
The Wellwishers Lounge is now open for the use of OFWs and their friends and relatives who wants to bid them farewell before their flight. It is opened for the convenience and to at least ease the heavy hearts of those who will send-off loved ones to work overseas.





Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal and an OFW Girlie Maalihan who is leaving for Riyadh, cut the ceremonial ribbon for the lounge. 



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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

How OFWS Can Avail Exemption For TRAVEL TAX and TERMINAL FEE?



Read also: How To Update BM ONLINE Account And Get OEC EXEMPTION


With the changes that took place giving exemptions to many OFWs from paying OEC starting September 15, 2016, many Filipino migrant workers are asking how they could avail FREE TRAVEL TAX and FREE TERMINAL FEE?  Previously, OFWs have to present OEC in order to be exempted from paying travel tax and terminal fee. 

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Overseas Filipino workers who are exempted from paying OEC can still avail FREE TRAVEL TAX and TERMINAL FEE EXEMPTION by following and presenting documents that will prove that they are OFWs. 



How to Get Exemption For TRAVEL TAX and TERMINAL FEE? 

On the departure day, overseas workers who are exempted from OEC payment will have to follow the procedure below to get FREE travel tax and be exempted from paying terminal fee.



FOR TRAVEL TAX EXEMPTION: 


1. Proceed to the airline counter at the airport for check-in.




2. At the immigration counter, present the 


  • passport  
  • and valid work visa or work permit.


 It is important that the document shows the employer name and jobsite. 


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TO GET EXEMPTION FOR TERMINAL FEE, the OFW must present ANY of the following as proof of overseas employment:


a. Valid work visa/ work permit
b. Valid employment contract 
c. current employment certificate 
d. Valid company ID 
e. Recent pay slip
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Thursday, July 07, 2016

Good News! President Duterte Orders end of Tanim-Bala, No Arrest if Caught in the Airport with Only Bullets!





Good News! President Duterte Orders end of Tanim-Bala, No Arrest if Caught in the Airport with Only Bullets!

President Duterte orders the Office of Transportation Security or the OTS to put an end to the bullet-planting modus that victimize the passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, including tourist and expats or balikbayan as well as OFWs.

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Senior Superintendent Mao Aplasca, the new director of the police Aviation Security Group (AVSEgroup), said Thursday that travelers would not be detained or charged in court if an ammunition is confiscated from them, as per  President Duterte's order.


Aplasca mentioned in this video that the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), and the transportation department will form a joint team that will conduct regular security planning for airports. With this order from Duterte, , he said that the tanim-bala is just a thing of the past.
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WATCH ALSO:

There was an experienced last month in the afternoon at NAIA Terminal 1, the X-ray scan detected a live bullet and two empty shells inside the check-in luggage of a departing OFW, OTS called the attention of the OFW, asked him to view his luggage and asked the OFW to remove the bullet from his luggage and proceed to the Middle East.

GOOD NEWS IF FOUND WITH A BULLET AT THE AIRPORT - YOU WILL NOT BE ARRESTED OR FILED A CASE WITH!



THIS IS HOW YOU COULD BE A VICTIM OF TANIM-BALA IN A SPLIT SECONDS (TAGALOG POST)

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

LAGLAG-BALA O TANIM-BALA IS BACK AT NAIA AIRPORT AND THE LATEST VICTIM is 78 and 74 YEARS OLD COUPLE!




No, its not old news, it is as fresh as the lumpia you are eating. Tatay Esteban and Nanay Salvacion Cortabista, age 78 and 74 years old is the newest victim of TANIM-BALA at the NAIA Airport today April 19, 2016!
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The two senior citizen couple and Nanay Salvacion was already at the wheel chair was found having the live bullet at the second X-ray at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport terminal 1 as they pass through the scanners on their way to their flight to Los Angeles, California.

SEE ALSO
How to Avoid Tanim-Bala Scam and Extortion at NAIA
The couple was surprised to learn that a live ammunition was found in their baggage. They denied owning the ammunition.

"Dalawang beses na po kami bumibiyahe sa America at alam na alam po namin na bawal ang mag-dala ng bala. Eh bakit naman po kami magdadala ng bala?"  ''Dumaan po kami sa unang X-ray eh wala naman pong nakita. Eh bakit dito po eh biglang may nakitang bala sa bag ni misis?" "Mga ordinaryo lang po kaming magsasaka sa Boso Boso, Antipolo. Wala naman po kaming pera. Bakit kami naman po ang bibiktimahin ng tanim-bala dito sa airport?" Esteban and Salvacion told ABS-CBN News.
Lawyer Tips If You are Victimized 
By Tanim-Bala
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

IS THIS TRUE? DID THE AIRPORT PERSONNEL'S REALLY TOOK SOMETHING FROM PASSENGER'S BAG?


This video was taken raw by an unidentified individuals and the caption says that airport personnel's are opening baggage's of passengers. We cannot verify if the claim was right, so it's for you to decide. We thought, maybe those are names of passengers of that flight - something like, FLIGHT MANIFEST. 
What do you think?
Hulicam! Mga tauhan ng NAIA binubuksan ang mga gamit ng pasahero.. Kailangan kumalat ito!! SHARE natin para maaksyunan ng kinauukulan!!Credit: Matalinong MatsingPls. Like Para sa'yo 'to hopia Like it
Posted by Tambayan ni Berto on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

We cannot blame people being wary or suspecting of their baggage's with several incidents where OFWs and passenger's complained that they had been victim of bukas-bagahe or theft and robbery inside the airport  


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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Michael White Case Junked; He Filed Charges to 2 OTS and 4 Police Officer


Pasay court  junked the case filed against Lane Michael White who was arrested last September for  alleged illegal possession of ammunition at the NAIA. The decision was signed by Judge Pedro Gutierrez on Thursday afternoon.

White claims to be a victim tanim-bala and his father believes there is an organized syndicate at the airport. 

Suggested Article: Watch video footage submitted by Michael White on what happened  during the screening procedure of luggage at NAIA HERE

Meanwhile the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) will also file robbery-extortion complaint against members of the Philippine National Police-Aviation Security Group (PNP-Avsegroup) for their alleged involvement in the “tanim-bala” or bullet planting racket inside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia).



On behalf of White, the Department of Justice (DOJ) by the National Bureau of Investigation also filed the following charges to these OTS Personnel and Police Officers :
CASE Filed: Robbery/extortion; violations of Republic Act (RA) No. 7438 (An Act Defining Certain Rights of Person Arrested, Detained or Under Custodial Investigation and Duties of the Arresting, Detaining and Investigating Officers) and RA No. 3019 (Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act); 
Maria Elena Cena -Office for Transportation Security (OTS)
Marvin Garcia - Office for Transportation Security (OTS)

The following Police Officers will also be charged with Violations of Article V, Section 38 (Liability for Planting Evidence) of RA No. 10591 (Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act); robbery/extortion; and violations of RA No. 7438 and RA No. 3019:
SPO2 Rolando A. Clarin, 
 P/CINSP Adriano Junio, 
SPO4 Ramon Bernardo, and 
SPO2 Romy Navarro of the Philippine National Police-Aviation Security Group (PNP-AVSEGROUP).



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Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Woman In NAIA Terminal 3 Caught With 1 Kilo of Shabu


A woman was caught with 1 kilo of shabu at NAIA Terminal 3. During the screening in x-ray machine, the OTS personnel noticed something on her luggage so he called PDEA agent with k9 to sniff the luggage.



 During the process the k9 dog gave positive reaction. 

The woman is now under the custody of PDEA as well as the drugs and evidences. 
She will also be facing charges based on Republic Act 9165 or Dangerous Drugs Act. 


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Tuesday, December 08, 2015

NBI Report Confirmed Modus of Tanim-Bala/Laglag-Bala at NAIA But it is Not a Syndicate

NBI confirmed in their report that there is a modus of tanim-bala inside the NAIA airport but it is not syndicate. They also believe there are police and some officers involve in the modus. They will submit their report to the DOJ. Watch the video below. 


Via Inquirer News
"The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Thursday will file robbery-extortion complaint against members of the Philippine National Police-Aviation Security Group (PNP-Avsegroup) for their alleged involvement in the “tanim-bala” or bullet planting racket inside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia)."
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Saturday, December 05, 2015

GOOD NEWS! THERE ARE NOW TRANSIT LOUNGE FOR YOU TO SLEEP OVER AT NAIA


Some good news for OFWs and travellers. An affordable, comfortable and good quality lounge accommodations at NAIA Terminal 3 called The Wings Transit Lounge is an affordable transit lounge right inside the airport that can accomodate up to 100 passengers every day.

LOCATION:
Philippines, NAIA Terminal 3, 4th Level of the Mall Area
Visit their FB page for inquiries and reservations.



PRICES AND SERVICES

"Catch up on some well-earned rest on executive LOUNGE seats that easily stretch out into flat beds to soothe your back from hours of uncomfortable seating, while being pampered with a invigorating foot scrub, manicure and pedicure."

  •  Sleeping Lounge Seat : Php 500/ up to 5 hours
  • Sleeping Lounge Seat : Php 700/ up to 7 hours
  • Foot Spa Php 600
    Manicure Php 300
    Pedicure Php 300
    Foot Spa with Manicure and Pedicure Php 1,000


 ROOM TYPE  and PRICES

CAPSULE/SINGLE = P1000 for 7.5 hours
TWIN TYPE (DOUBLE) = P1800 for 7.5 hours
FAMILY good for 4 people = P3,200 for 7.5 hours

ALL PRICES FREE WITH
· Unlimited finger food buffet
· Unlimited hot and cold drinks
· Luggage storage area
· free WIFI connection
· Shower – Bath towel, Yukata and shower amenities (shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste)






If you need the pick-me up of a power nap after a long trip, then a Capsule is perfect for you. Each Capsule room is equipped with a sliding shade, which can be adjusted to shield you from light and crowds, a security box and a reading lamp, so you may rest in comfort and confidence.
Capsule (Male) at Php 1,000/ up to 7.5 hours
Capsule (Female) at Php 1,000/ up to 7.5 hours

 


  • Ideal for 2 persons, the Twin Room is offered at Php1,800 up to 7.5 hours.  Charges apply for the 3rd person (3 feet and below are free of charge)
Good for 4 persons, our Family Room is offered at Php 3,200 up to 7.5 hours.  Charges apply for the 5th person (3 feet and below are free of charge)
"Massages can help to relieve jet lag, alleviate fluid retention as well as release endorphins that calm the nervous system. If you have chronic lower back pain, working through that tightness can make a big difference in how a long-haul flight goes for you.

Passengers who have history of circulatory related problems such as DVT (deep vein thrombosis) should not go for leg massage or if there are signs of swelling on the feet."
The Wings Massage rates:​
Massage for 60 minutes is offered at P650
Massage for 45 minutes is offered at P550
Massage for 30 minutes is offered at P350

FREE INTERNET with COMPUTER STATION

All images are property of The Wings Transit Lounge
The Wings Transit Lounge FB Page is here

©2015 THOUGHTSKOTO

NAIA SECURITY A CONCERN BECAUSE OF TANIM-BALA INVESTIGATION


Some NAIA security group and screening officers are being relieved for investigation of tanim-bala modus, the lack of personnel is a concern on how to maintain airport safety and security. New personnel are still being trained for the job.



They also started lifestyle check among their ranks.But it should have been better if the lifestyle check are conducted by independent agency.

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