Philip­pines slashes Manila’s in­ter­na­tional ter­mi­nal fee

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All in­ter­na­tional tourists trav­el­ling via Ni­noy Aquino In­ter­na­tional Air­port (NAIA) in Manila, start­ing Fe­bru­ary 1, de­part­ing in­ter­na­tional pas­sen­gers at the NAIA will have to pay only PHP 550 in­stead of the usual PHP 750 ter­mi­nal fee.

Con­nie Bun­gag, Me­dia Af­fairs Chief, Manila In­ter­na­tional Air­port Au­thor­ity (MIAA) con­firmed that the re­duced fee would be im­ple­mented as the Se­cu­rity De­vel­op­ment Charge Pro­gram (SDCP) has come to an end.

The 5-year pro­gramme, SDCP which started in 2007, in­creased the ter­mi­nal fee to PHP 750 per pas­sen­ger bound for desti­na­tions abroad. More­over, as per MIAA Gen­eral Man­ager, Jose An­gel Hon­rado, PHP 200 se­cu­rity fee was only im­ple­mented in the Manila air­port.

Gen­er­at­ing about PHP 700 mil­lion an­nu­ally, the pro­gramme funded the ac­qui­si­tion of sur­veil­lance cam­eras and brand new X-ray ma­chines that can de­tect drugs, bomb or ex­plo­sives and other or­ganic ma­te­ri­als. How­ever, SDCP did not ap­ply to Oerseas Filipino Work­ers (OFWs).

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