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Ople Center calls MIAA’s plan to scrap Php550 terminal fee an early Christmas gift for OFWs

November 29, 2016 The Blas F. Ople Policy Center, a non-profit organization that specializes in labor migration concerns, commended the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) for its plan to scrap the collection of airport terminal fees from overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) by March 2017. “The heartless policy of then MIAA General Manager Angel Honrado shall soon be laid to rest, ... Read More »

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

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. Ople Policy Center and one ... Read More »

OFW groups to show solidarity VS MIAA’s terminal fee integration scheme

  Seventeen overseas Filipino workers’ organizations and advocates belonging to the Coalition #No to 550 today called on millions of Filipino migrant workers all over the world to show a united front against the government’s move to integrate the airport terminal fee in all air tickets on February 1 despite a law exempting OFWs from paying the PHP550 airport fee. ... Read More »

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

  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 that will have a far-reaching ... Read More »

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

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 international tickets tomorrow, November 1. ... Read More »

OFW groups welcome Senate probe on integrated airport terminal fee

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 Arabia, said the Senate inquiry ... Read More »

OFW groups and advocates seek TRO vs. integrated airport terminal fee

Several Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) groups and advocates filed a formal petition seeking to stop the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) from implementing the integrated airport terminal fee in all airline tickets starting on Nov. 1. In filing a petition for temporary restraining order against the MIAA Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 08, Series of 2014 before the Pasay City Regional ... Read More »

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

  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 Memorandum Circular (MC) 08, Series ... Read More »