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Cebu airport shortlisted for Routes Asia 2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is shortlisted for the Routes Asia 2020 Awards for best airports under the “4 million -20 million” category.  Routes Asia announced on January 30, 2020 the full list of nominees for best airports for more than 20 million passengers, airports for 4 million -20 million […].....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerFeb 7th, 2020

MCIA closes port for non-Filipino passengers from flagged countries

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) has closed its ports to passengers from the 19 countries with the reported new strain of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as mandated by the national Interagency Task Force (IATF) from December 30, 2020, to January 15, 2020. In an advisory, MCIA has warned passengers […] The post MCIA closes port for non-Filipino passengers from flagged countries appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 30th, 2020

No sched for commercial flights yet in upgraded Bantayan Island Airport

The Bantayan Island Airport, though already open, cannot accommodate commercial flights just yet, local officials say. | CDN Digital photo Morexette Marie Erram BANTAYAN ISLAND, Philippines – The upgraded Bantayan Island Airport may have already welcomed at least four planes on its opening on November 27, 2020. But more works need to be done before […] The post No sched for commercial flights yet in upgraded Bantayan Island Airport appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2020

MCIA passengers told to download contact tracing app

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Smartphone-equipped passengers departing and arriving at Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) are advised to download the government’s contact tracing application. GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC), in a press release dated November 12, 2020, announced that passengers accessing MCIA will have to submit information needed for contact tracing through Traze. Traze, developed […] The post MCIA passengers told to download contact tracing app appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Talisay City calls jeepney operators to register in one-stop-shop on Nov. 5

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Talisay City government is calling on jeepney operators who have routes to Cebu City to register at the one-stop-shop of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB-7) on November 5, 2020. Jonathan Tumulak, the head of the City of Talisay-Traffic Operations and Development Authority (CT-TODA), said […] The post Talisay City calls jeepney operators to register in one-stop-shop on Nov. 5 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 4th, 2020

Bantayan Island Airport ‘on track’ for 2020 completion

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Improvements made in the Bantayan Island Airport are set to be finished by December 2020, local officials here have announced. The Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA), in a statement on Sunday, October 18, said that the airport’s upgrades are currently in the last stages of concreting its extended runway. “The […] The post Bantayan Island Airport ‘on track’ for 2020 completion appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Cebu and Visayas Named Best Islands in Asia

Condé Nast Traveler’s (CNT) 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards has named Cebu and Visayas Islands as the Best Islands in Asia. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said in a press release that the country is blessed with beautiful beaches, mountains, and landscapes and thanked CNT for recognizing Cebu as the best in Asia. “The Philippines is indeed […].....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 12th, 2020

Cebu City’s Local Transportation Route Plan to be completed by Oct. 15

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s future transportation routes will be laid out on October 15, 2020, as Mayor Edgardo Labella set the deadline for the City Planning Office and the Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) to finish the local transportation route plan (LTRP) by then. The LTRP would become the new transportation routing system […] The post Cebu City’s Local Transportation Route Plan to be completed by Oct. 15 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

In Photos: Bantayan Airport project now 50% complete – Dicdican

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Ongoing works at the Bantayan Airport on Banyatan Island is on track and may even be finished ahead of its December 2020 target completion, according to Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) General Manager Steve Dicdican. Dicdican, who led an inspection of the project site on Saturday, September 12, said that the […] The post In Photos: Bantayan Airport project now 50% complete – Dicdican appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2020

Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 aboard crash lands at Kerala airport

Updated 01:43 a.m., August 8, 2020 MALAPPURAM – At least 15 people are said to have died when an Air India Express flight crash-landed and split into two on Friday (Aug 7) night after skidding off a runway at an airport in India’s southern state of Kerala during bad weather. At least 123 people suffered injuries […] The post Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 aboard crash lands at Kerala airport appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2020

PH posts record daily rise in coronavirus cases, could become Southeast Asia’s new epicenter

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines could soon become the new epicenter for the coronavirus pandemic in Southeast Asia, as it reported another record single-day jump in infections on Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020. The grim news came on the first day of a tough new lockdown that will confine some 27 million to their homes for two weeks […] The post PH posts record daily rise in coronavirus cases, could become Southeast Asia’s new epicenter appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2020

P51-B airport railway launched

Project to generate 38,000 jobs The country’s first airport railway express service soon starts construction after the government and proponents signed the P50.8-billion contract packages for PNR Clark Phase 2 (Malolos-Clark) segment of the P777.5-billion North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) virtually over the weekend  (August 1, 2020). The construction is expected to generate 38,000 new local jobs in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade led the virtual signing of the contracts, marking the start of civil works for the 53-km extension that will bring passengers from Makati City in Metro Manila to Clark International Airport in Pampanga in just under one  hour. The first signing was for the P32.7-billion Contract Package N-04, which covers the civil engineering and building works  6.3 kilometers of the main line and 1.6 kilometers of the depot’s access line with an underground station serving Clark International Airport. They also signed the P18.1-billion Contract Package N-05, which covers the civil engineering and building works for the Clark Railway Depot.  The depot covers an overall area of approximately 33 hectares.  The contract covers the construction of the Operations Control Center, stabling yard, workshops, training center and other ancillary buildings in Mabalacat, Pampanga. This proves that flagship projects under the government’s BUILD, BUILD, BUILD program continue despite challenges posed by the pandemic, Tugade underscored. The PNR Clark Phase 2 paves the way for the country’s first-ever airport railway express service, he reiterated. “Since the NSCR will feature the country’s first airport express train service allowing travelers to get from Makati to Clark Airport in under one hour, we can consider it as a trail-blazing project, ” the DOTr Secretary  elaborated. “To achieve this, trains will run at 160 kilometers per hour, making it one of the fastest modes of land public transportation.”  The signing of contracts is likewise timely, noted Asian Development Bank (ADB) Southeast Asia Director General Ramesh Subramaniam. “The civil works contracts will help kickstart the economic revival of the Philippines over the next 12 months as the country faces the pandemic ” he pointed out. Under the railway project, we estimate that 24,000 local construction jobs will be directly created during the next three years.  And another at least 14,000 jobs needed for operating the railway system,” according to Subramaniam. The signing of contracts is a major milestone for the Malolos-Clark Railway Project as well as for the Philippine transport sector, he added. Once partially operational by 2022, PNR Clark Phase 2 (Malolos-Clark), a 53-km rail line segment, will connect Malolos, Bulacan to Clark International Airport, will cut down travel time to 30-35 minutes, from the original 1 hour and 30 minutes. The DOTr signed contract Package N-04 was virtually signed with Acciona Construction Philippines, through Director Ruben Eugenio Garcia and Chief Financial Officer Angel Fernandez de la Pradilla, and EEI Corporation, through President and CEO Roberto Jose Castillo. Contract Package N-05 was virtually signed with POSCO Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd., through Executive Vice President Dong Ho Kim and POSCO E&C Vice President Sung Wook Chung......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

PHINMA Education and PLDT enable students’ flexible learning with data plan

(Manila, Philippines – July 2020) – PHINMA Education, a fast-growing network of schools in Southeast Asia, partnered with PLDT to provide mobile data and access to learning platforms to students in five schools and universities across the Philippines.  “We are pleased to secure this partnership with PLDT Enterprise to help our students navigate education in […] The post PHINMA Education and PLDT enable students’ flexible learning with data plan appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2020

PUVs used as shuttle services to be pulled out, deployed to LTFRB-set routes

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Beginning July 16, 2020, public utility buses, mini buses, modern jeepneys, and UV Express (vans-for-hire) will no longer be allowed to operate as shuttle services for private companies. This, as the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Central Visayas (LTFRB-7) will already deploy these public utility vehicles (PUVs) to fixed […] The post PUVs used as shuttle services to be pulled out, deployed to LTFRB-set routes appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2020

Cebu airport traffic dives

Passenger traffic at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) fell 54 percent while cargo traffic was down 37 percent in the first five months of the year compared to the same period last year. The MCIA Authority reported 2.5 million arriving and departing passengers from January to May 2020. Last year, 53 million passengers passed […] The post Cebu airport traffic dives appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 10th, 2020

Margielyn Didal starts food delivery business in Cebu

Filipina skateboarding phenom Margielyn Didal continues to hustle, even during the lockdown.  Without tournaments to compete it, the 21-year old Asian Games and SEA Games gold medalist and Tokyo Olympics hopeful focused her attention to putting up a food delivery business in her hometown of Cebu.  Appropriately named "Hungry Sk8ers", the business prepares delicious meals and merienda items like Humba, Spicy Shripms, and Kwek-Kwek delivers them right to the doorsteps of patrons in The Queen City of the South. The best part is, Didal herself delivers the food as well.  With a go-getter attitude and drive like this, there's no surprise that earlier this year, Didal was recognized as one just five Filipinos on Forbes Asia's 30 under 30 list for 2020. If you're in the Cebu area, check out Hungry Sk8ers on Facebook and Instagram.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 21st, 2020

MCIA resumes operations for domestic flights

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Airport authorities of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) announced on Saturday, June 6 the resumption of domestic flights at the airport. “We’re happy to announce that the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) has resumed operations for domestic commercial flights at Terminal 1 today, June 6, 2020,” MCIA said in an advisory. […] The post MCIA resumes operations for domestic flights appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 6th, 2020

Beeps to start plying Talisay City to Cebu City routes

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Expect more modern jeepneys (beeps or bus-jeepneys) to be plying the streets as Talisay City has launched today, June 4, 2020, 10 beep units that will bring passengers from Talisay City to Cebu City. According to the Talisay city government, five buses will ply the route of Tabunok, Talisay City to […] The post Beeps to start plying Talisay City to Cebu City routes appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2020

Cebu City bares PUV routes for ‘new normal’

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu City Government on Monday, June 1, 2020,  revealed the initial 17 routes that public utility vehicles (PUVs) are expected to ply under the “new normal.” Lawyer Rey Gealon, in a live press conference, announced that the city’s planning board and transportation offices worked with the Land Transportation Franchising and […] The post Cebu City bares PUV routes for ‘new normal’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 1st, 2020

All flights remain suspended until May 15 — MCIA

CEBU CITY, Philippines — All domestic and international flights of Philippine-based air carriers will remain suspended until May 15, 2020, due to the extended enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) here, the Mactan Cebu International Airport announced. In a public advisory, MCIA said international airlines have also indefinitely suspended their flights due to the coronavirus threat and […] The post All flights remain suspended until May 15 — MCIA appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2020

5 Filipinos on Forbes Asia’s “30 Under 30” roster

Five young Filipinos landed on Forbes Asia magazine’s “30 Under 30″ list for 2020, described as a cohort of bright and innovative leaders under the age of 30 who are “challenging conventional wisdom and rewriting the rules for the next generation.” The honorees from the Philippines are: Francis Plaza, founder of payments processing platform PayMongo; […] The post 5 Filipinos on Forbes Asia’s “30 Under 30” roster appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2020