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OFW groups back DFA, DOLE position to suspend MIAA’s IPSC scheme

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A coalition of civil society groups and labor advocates today welcomed the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) call on the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) to suspend the implementation of the integrated airport terminal fee in view of the exemptions granted by law to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Susan Ople, president of the Blas F. […]

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OFW groups and advocates hail court decision on airport terminal fee integration

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  Overseas Filipino workers (OFW) groups and advocates today hailed the court decision disallowing the implementation of the Manila International Airport Authority’s (MIAA) plan to integrate airport terminal fee in airline tickets for international passengers. The group which called themselves as #NoTo550 Coalition said the decision of Pasay Regional Trial Court (RTC) is a victory […]

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OFW groups, NGOs welcome TRO against integration of terminal fees issued by Pasay city judge

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The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, one of the organizations belonging to the #Noto550 Coalition, welcomed the decision of Pasay City Judge Tingaraan U. Guiling of RTC Branch 109 to restrain the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) in pushing through with the integration of airport terminal fees in […]

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OFW groups welcome Senate probe on integrated airport terminal fee

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Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) groups and advocates today welcomed Sen. Koko Pimentel’s plan to initiate a Senate investigation into the government’s plan to integrate the airport terminal fee in airline tickets for international passengers, including OFWs. Kenji Solis, founder of the Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards, Inc. (PEBA) and a Filipino community leader based in Saudi […]

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Rep. Seneres & OFW groups urge PNoy to stop MIAA from implementing integration of terminal fees on November 1

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  The impending implementation of the integrated terminal fee in all airline tickets on Nov. 1 will violate a 19-year old law that grants benefits to millions of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), OFW Family Partlylist Rep. Roy V. Seneres said today. Seneres, speaking on behalf of various Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) groups and advocates opposing […]