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Court orders Piatco to pay PH gov't P300M for arbitration costs

Feb 03, 2017 - 12:52 PM

This is the latest development in the legal battle between an airport consortium and the Philippine government over the ownership of NAIA 3

DECADE-OLD BATTLE. The NAIA 3 contract was awarded to Piatco in 1997 during the Ramos administration; but it was declared irregular by the Arroyo government in 2002, due to allegations that the consortium violated the Anti-Dummy Law. Photo by Carabaopower on Wikimedia Commons

Next Speaker? Pantaleon Alvarez and the ghost of NAIA 3

May 14, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The newly elected Davao del Norte representative is being eyed by PDP Laban Duterte s party as next House Speaker

Roxas: Sanction those responsible for NAIA 3 blackout

Apr 05, 2016 - 4:25 PM

The former transportation chief says it s only right that Malacañang sanction officials liable for the 5 hour power outage at NAIA 3

SHOULD HEADS ROLL? LP standard-bearer Mar Roxas says responsible officials should be sanctions for the NAIA blackout. File photo by Lito Boras/

How did SC justices decide key cases in 2014-2016?

Jan 16, 2016 - 3:29 PM

We look back at landmark decisions by this batch of SC justices – between the latest appointment of Jardeleza in August 2014 and Villarama’s early retirement in January 2016

Gov't must pay Piatco over $500M, SC rules

Sep 09, 2015 - 5:39 PM

The High Court orders government to pay a total of 510 3 million to a builders consortium

Façade of Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, the busiest airport in the country.

NAIA 3 steps up with Singapore Airlines' SilverKris lounge

Jul 02, 2015 - 1:07 PM

The new lounge is only the 4th of its kind in the world and the first in Southeast Asia beating even Singapore to the punch

Airlines passenger volume down during Holy Week

Apr 06, 2015 - 6:01 PM

Chedeng spoils most vacation plans thus pulling the passenger volume down to 19 from Holy Week last year

President Benigno S. Aquino III personally inspects the operations and security set-up at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 in Pasay City on Wednesday (April 01, 2015). The President wanted to make sure that all security preparations were in place to ensure safe travel during the Holy Week. Photo by Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau

CA to gov't: Pay Piatco in full before claiming NAIA 3

Feb 15, 2015 - 4:09 PM

The CA says the Pasay RTC was wrong in allowing the government s takeover of NAIA 3 upon the mere deposit of just compensation in an escrow account

OWNERSHIP ISSUES. The Court of Appeals said ownership over NAIA 3 remains with Piatco, unless the government releases just compensation of P16 billion.

Aquino: PH to get $500M soft loan from South Korea

Dec 13, 2014 - 11:20 AM

Fresh from an overnight trip to South Korea President Benigno Aquino III reports more good news to the people

GOOD NEWS. A happy President Benigno Aquino III arrives from an overnight trip to South Korea on December 12, 2014. Photo from Malacañang Photo Bureau

Gov't probes 'destab' angle in foiled NAIA car bomb plot

Sep 02, 2014 - 11:59 AM

The DOJ is mulling the filing of terrorism charges against the suspects in the foiled plot but the AFP does not believe that they belong to a terrorist group

New toilets, cooler aircon system at NAIA by December

Aug 22, 2014 - 2:13 PM

The P32 6 million project is expected to bring comfort to passengers and remove NAIA from the ranks of the world s worst airports

DOTC eyes interconnecting NAIA terminals 1 and 2

Aug 01, 2014 - 5:08 PM

The agency has to first address various issues in its plan to expand and improve the congested airport

EXPANSION. The government is aiming at interconnecting terminals 1 and 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), apart from building a NAIA terminal 5. File photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

NAIA 3 fully operational by July 31, says DOTC

Jul 24, 2014 - 5:30 PM

Five foreign airlines are set to transfer with the rehabilitation and retrofitting of the terminal now 85 complete

NEARLY COMPLETED. About 85% of the ongoing retrofitting and rehabilitation of the NAIA Terminal 3 is done and that full operations will be back on Thursday, July 31. File photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

Emirates, Delta airlines to move to NAIA 3 by August

Jul 13, 2014 - 9:31 PM

Three more foreign airlines are set to transfer operations after the renovation of NAIA Terminal 3

MORE ROOM. More transfers will bring the total number of foreign airlines operating from NAIA Terminal 3 to 6. File photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

5 foreign airlines to operate in NAIA 3 by August

May 04, 2014 - 6:23 PM

The NAIA 3 rehabilitation project is part of a plan to decongest NAIA 1 bringing it to its original passenger capacity of about 4 million

Graphic by Renz Bautista/ Rappler

Aquino apologizes over 'world's worst airport'

Apr 16, 2014 - 9:43 PM

During a visit to NAIA 1 which is used by foreign airlines the President says that due to strict procurement rules the replacement for the airport s broken airconditioners will be delivered in August yet

SC asked: Void GMR-Megawide consortium's Mactan airport contract

Apr 05, 2014 - 11:00 PM

Citing conflict of interest Senator Serge Osmeña petitions the Supreme Court to nullify GMR Megawide consortium s contract

Dignitaries lounge to be built in NAIA 3 for APEC summit

Apr 05, 2014 - 7:27 PM

The government plans to spend P10 32 million on the project

SPECIAL LOUNGE. The government will spend P10.32 million to build a lounge for dignitaries in NAIA 3 in time for the APEC summit in 2015. File Photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

Delta Air moving to NAIA 3 August

Mar 25, 2014 - 4:42 PM

Delta Airlines will only be the second foreign carrier to operate out of NAIA 3

Gov't to travelers on NAIA rehab: Be patient

Jan 23, 2014 - 8:33 PM

The government asks airline passengers for understanding as it closes portions of NAIA Terminal 1 for renovation

ROADMAP. The Transportation department is preparing an airport roadmap that will involve the construction of a new international airport that will serve Manila. File photo by EPA

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Dec 23, 2013 - 8:24 PM

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PAL to travelers: Go to airport early

Dec 23, 2013 - 7:26 PM

The flag carrier says it has beefed up security in airports

PLEASE BE EARLY. PAL asks its passengers to arrive early in airports to avoid flight delays. File photo by AFP/Jay Directo

#PugadBaboy: Future Leaders

Dec 23, 2013 - 5:00 AM

The Binays CCTV cameras and NAIA Terminal 3

No CCTV at NAIA-3: The past catches up again

Dec 21, 2013 - 12:26 PM

It s just the tip of the ice berg Takenaka Corporation knows the building and can finish the work faster than a newcomer but negotiators have played hardball

Rappler Newscast | December 20, 2013

Dec 20, 2013 - 9:41 PM

Killers gun down the mayor of Zamboanga del Sur and his wife A task force will investigate Enrile President signs the 2014 budget into law

VIDEO: Shooting at NAIA Terminal 3, 4 dead

Dec 20, 2013 - 9:25 PM

The mayor of Zamboanga Del Sur was gunned down at the airport Friday The volley of fire killed his wife nephew and an 18 month old bystander

No cameras at NAIA3 for a long time

Dec 20, 2013 - 5:07 PM

One a half years ago – after the Claudine Barretto Ramon Tulfo scuffle – then DOTC Manuel Roxas said CCTV cameras would be installed in a year but

CRIME SCENE. Investigators look at the scene where Labangan Mayor Ukol Talumpa and wife were shot. Photo by Rappler/Jose Del

'I was late by 5 minutes'

Dec 20, 2013 - 4:22 PM

18 month old Phil Tomas Lirazan is killed in an airport ambush on Friday December 20

Partial closure of NAIA 1 when rehab begins

Nov 04, 2013 - 5:55 PM

Portions of the old and congested airport terminal will be shut down to give way to rehab works starting December according to transportation chief Joseph Abaya

PARTIAL SHUTDOWN. Portions of NAIA Terminal 1 will closed for operations due to rehab work. File photo by EPA

NAIA 3 upgrade to start November

Oct 31, 2013 - 10:35 PM

The transportation secretary says Japanese contractor Takenaka will start rehabilitation works on NAIA 3 next month

File photo by AFP/Jay Directo

NAIA-1 rated world's worst airport again

Oct 17, 2013 - 5:35 PM

Two years since NAIA 1 was first named as one of world s worst airports efforts to address passenger complaints are not yet complete

WORLD'S WORST. NAIA Terminal 1 topped anew a travel site's list of worst airports globally. Photo from NAIA Wikipedia site

NAIA passengers inch up 1% to 19.6M in Jan-July

Sep 25, 2013 - 1:40 PM

Increased foreign passenger volume contributed to the rise in the first 7 months of 2013

Govt must pay Piatco over $371-M, CA rules

Aug 08, 2013 - 10:45 AM

The appellate court modifies a Pasay court decision that earlier ordered the govt to pay a much lower amount

This file photo by Lala Rimando shows manual handling at NAIA-3's baggage handling area

Aquino on NAIA-3 delays: Please bear with me

Jul 22, 2013 - 5:58 PM

The 4th president to handle NAIA 3 cites legal technicalities encountered in an arbitration court abroad for the delays and efforts to ensure repair works are properly covered by warranties

San Miguel to start building NAIA Expressway in January

Jul 09, 2013 - 5:31 PM

The government and diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp ink the concession agreement on the NAIA Expressway road project which is slated to start the main construction work in January 2014

16 yrs in the making: P2-B lease deal on NAIA-3 land

May 27, 2013 - 2:17 PM

Two government agencies — the BCDA and MIAA — amicably agree on lease payments 16 years after their original deal over the land where NAIA 3 stands

Voters return to provinces as elections approach

May 11, 2013 - 10:12 PM

Different transportation terminals report an increase in passenger traffic two days before the elections

Gov’t releases P1.9-B for NAIA 3 rehab

Feb 12, 2013 - 3:19 PM

The completion of remaining construction works on NAIA 3 will pave the way for its full operation which is crucial in decongesting Terminal 1 of the Philippines’ main gateway

A journalist strolls the departure grounds of NAIA Terminal 3, which was mothballed for 6 years until 2008 due to structural and legal issues. AFP Photo

Despite NAIA-3 saga, Fraport eyes PH deals

Feb 08, 2013 - 6:38 AM

The German firm scorned by its disaster investment in a Manila airport project over a decade ago wants a fresh start but on one condition: just compensation for its NAIA 3 expenses

PAST SINS. Fraport presses on payment for this airport facility, which the German firm and Filipino partner built but the Philippine government took over more than a decade ago. This file photo by Lala Rimando shows manual handling at NAIA-3's baggage handling area

Germany, PH want to move on from NAIA 3 row

Feb 07, 2013 - 5:47 PM

Germany’s Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle and his 12 man business delegation arrive in Manila for talks with the Philippine government on a number of issues including the long standing dispute over the Manila airport

MOTHBALLED. A journalist strolls the departure grounds of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, which was mothballed for 6 years until 2008 due to structural and legal issues. AFP Photo

100% of NAIA-3 operational by end-2013: Abaya

Jan 15, 2013 - 11:56 AM

The Aquino government the 4th to handle NAIA 3 s complex legal and structural woes is finally about to seal a US 45 million deal with Japanese firm Takenaka to complete the 23 airport systems and rehabilitate some parts of the the airport facility

BEHIND THE SCENES. At the baggage handling area of NAIA-3, airport staff manually handle passengers' bags since the codes to keep the systems working are with Japanese contractor Takenaka. Photo taken by Lala Rimando in 2010 for the Naia-3 chapter in the book "Seven Deadly Deals" published by Newsbreak

Aquino promises a structurally sound NAIA-3 before 2013 Sona

Jul 23, 2012 - 5:41 PM

This will pave the way for the full operations of the airport terminal which is mired in a long running dispute between its builder and the government

Korea airport execs to intervene in Takenaka talks on NAIA-3

Jun 19, 2012 - 4:39 PM

The previously reported 45 million deal between the Philippine government and Japanese contractor Takenaka Corp for the completion and repair works on the NAIA Terminal 3 NAIA 3 has yet to be ironed out

DOTC, Takenaka seal crucial deal to make NAIA-3 fully operational

Mar 12, 2012 - 6:16 PM

The full operation of the NAIA 3 and the transfer of some international airlines operating at NAIA 1 seem to finally about to come true

DOTC, Takenaka seal USD 45-M deal to fully operate NAIA-3

Mar 12, 2012 - 5:14 PM

The full operation of the NAIA 3 and the transfer of some international airlines operating at NAIA 1 seems to finally be coming true

Roxas: Gov't has legal basis to take over NAIA-3

Feb 06, 2012 - 12:33 PM

The transportation secretary says the government now has good basis in taking over the aviation facility