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Canceled flights due to Jetstar runway mishap

Dec 14, 2019 - 10:07 AM

(UPDATED) Check the list of canceled flights here

Canceled flights at NAIA in November 2018

Nov 07, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of flights canceled as the Ninoy Aquino International Airport conducts runway maintenance and upgrades its air traffic system

IN PHOTOS: Kelsey Merritt's journey to the Victoria's Secret runway

Nov 06, 2018 - 12:10 PM

Train like a VS supermodel? It's not that easy.

DREAM COME TRUE. Kelsey Merritt will be walking the runway for Victoria's Secret. Image from Kelsey's Instagram account

PH gov't now seeking nearly P72 million from Xiamen Air

Sep 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Parallel investigations into the Xiamen Air runway mishap are still ongoing

Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Eddie Monreal at the senate hearing on public service. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn exit 'Project Runway'

Sep 08, 2018 - 12:03 PM

Heidi and Tim announce they will be doing a show with Amazon

Recordings of Xiamen Air flight in NAIA runway mishap back in Manila

Sep 03, 2018 - 7:13 PM

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Aircraft Investigation and Inquiry Board investigators confirm the black box data recording is of good quality

SKID. Workers attend to a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 after it slids off the NAIA runway in Paranaque City on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Bench Fashion Week 2018

Sep 03, 2018 - 10:27 AM

Megan Young, Lovi Poe and other stars walk the runway to celebrate the brand's 31st year

Xiamen Air 'cannot be charged for impact on flight operations'

Aug 29, 2018 - 3:45 PM

So far, the Chinese airline is being asked to pay P33 million to the Philippine government for its plane accident that paralyzed airport operations

Eddie Monreal, General Manager of Manila International Airport Authority at the senate hearing on public services particularly the recent problem involving the Xiamen Airlines. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

NAIA resumes normal operations

Aug 21, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Flight operations are back to normal on the 5th day since the runway mishap, but airlines are still attending to passengers whose flights were canceled

WAITING. Passengers flock NAIA Terminal 1 Departure to wait for or rebook their canceled flights on August 20, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

MIAA chief Monreal: I will not resign

Aug 21, 2018 - 1:22 PM

'I can say and I can look people straight in the eye that I did my best,' says Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal

NOT RESIGNING. MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal says his team did his best on the NAIA runway mishap. MIAA file photo

OFWs can lose jobs after NAIA runway accident

Aug 20, 2018 - 6:44 PM

(UPDATED) An apology from Xiamen Air and government officials is not enough, the OFWs have to be compensated, says Migrante, an advocacy group for the welfare of overseas Filipino workers

Malacañang demands apology from Xiamen Air

Aug 20, 2018 - 3:15 PM

Aside from an apology, Malacañang says whoever is responsible for the mishap must be held accountable, including, possibly, the Xiamen Air pilot

Workers attend to a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 after it slids off the NAIA runway in Paranaque City on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Tugade says NAIA runway incident an 'eye opener'

Aug 18, 2018 - 2:33 PM

'I am sorry. We did our very best to address the situation,' says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade

AIRPORT MISHAP. Workers attend to a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 after it skidded off the NAIA runway in Paranaque City on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Model breastfeeds baby on catwalk – and stirs debate

Jul 18, 2018 - 8:49 AM

Walking the runway at a Sports Illustrated swimsuit show, Mara Martin stepped out in a sparkling gold bikini while breastfeeding five-month-old Aria

CATWALK. Model Mara Martin walks the runway at a Sports Illustrated swimsuit show in a sparkling gold bikini while breastfeeding five-month-old Aria. Screenshot of Daily Mail Instagram

IN PHOTOS: The Sinulog Festival Queen 2018 runway competition

Jan 19, 2018 - 12:10 PM

A new Sinulog Queen will be crowned on January 19

Photo by Nathan Soriano/Rappler

PH gears again to fix runway in West PH Sea island after delays

Jan 09, 2018 - 2:12 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says he is confident China will not protest the repairs, citing improved relations with the military superpower.

PAG-ASA ISLAND. About a hundred Filipinos live in one of the biggest islands in the Spratlys.

Fakta di balik 'Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2017'

Nov 20, 2017 - 6:23 PM

Untuk kali pertama, salah satu gelaran fashion ternama dunia ini diselenggarakan di benua Asia

SHANGHAI. Para model yang akan berjalan di runway 'Victoria's Secret Fashion SHow 2017' sesaat setelah tiba di Shanghai, Tiongkok. Foto dari akun Instagram @victroiassecret

Iloilo Airport closed until October 15 – CAAP

Oct 14, 2017 - 9:36 PM

'Runway clearing operations are in progress and additional aircraft lifting equipment has been flown by an Air Force C-130 from Manila via Roxas Airport,' says the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

INCIDENT IN ILOILO. A Cebu Pacific plane appears to have overshot its landing on Friday evening, October 13. Screen shot from Facebook post of JP Janolino Peñol

Delay hits gov't plan to fix runway in West Philippine Sea

Aug 20, 2017 - 8:47 AM

Construction has yet to start 4 months since Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced the need to immediately repair the Philippine airstrip on Pag asa Island

PAG-ASA ISLAND. About a hundred Filipinos live in one of the biggest islands in the Spratlys.

Potholes cause NAIA runway closure again

Jul 06, 2017 - 1:10 PM

UPDATED Runway 06 24 used for international flights was closed for a few hours for emergency repairs says the Manila International Airport Authority

In this file photo, Philippine Airlines (PAL) planes are parked at the tarmac of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila on August 5, 2010. Noel Celis/AFP

WATCH: Duterte's defense chief asserts claim to West PH Sea

Apr 22, 2017 - 11:08 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana visits Pag asa island in the West Philippine Sea bringing along with him the Philippines top military officers

WEST PHILIPPINE SEA. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana inspecting the eroded runway on Pag-asa on April 21, 2017. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

South China Sea, Estrada, exoplanets | Midday wRap

Feb 23, 2017 - 1:56 PM

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15 injured as Indian passenger plane skids off runway

Dec 27, 2016 - 2:09 PM

A Jet Airways plane veers off the Goa airport runway in India while aligning for take off

This handout photograph taken and received on December 27, 2016 from the Indian Ministry of Defence shows a damaged Jet Airways Boeing 737 after it skidded off the runway following an aborted take-off at the Goa Airport in Dabolim, India's western resort state of Goa.  An Indian plane carrying 161 passengers and crew skidded off the runway at Goa airport early on December 27, injuring 15 people. The Indian Navy, which runs the airport in western India, said it was not yet clear what caused the Jet Airways plane to veer off the runway. / AFP PHOTO / Indian Ministry of Defence / Handout / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / MINISTRY OF DEFENCE" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

NAIA-Newport air-conditioned walkway by 2017

Dec 06, 2016 - 2:12 PM

The pedestrian bridge is funded by Travellers International Hotel Group Incorporated which operates Newport City

ON TRACK. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade (R) talks to Travellers International's Kingson Sian (L) about the Runway Manila construction. Photo by DOTr

Caticlan airport expands runway to accept bigger planes

Nov 18, 2016 - 7:31 PM

Previously limited to turbo propeller planes the airport can now accommodate jets like the Airbus A320

Tugade to formalize Manila-Clark train plan in 90 days

Jul 20, 2016 - 8:00 PM

This is in relation to Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade s request to airlines to transfer smaller turbo propeller planes to Clark airport

CONNECTIVITY. The transportation department will provide Manila-Clark connectivity using a standard train or a connector road

Tugade apologizes for NAIA runway closure, vows improvements

Jul 20, 2016 - 8:50 AM

To the public I m sorry I m sorry to the President [Rodrigo Duterte] because it happened during my 19 days of watch the newly installed transportation chief speaks before a business forum

FULL RESPONSIBILITY. Last repaired in 2011, Tugade says NAIA runway is long due for another overhaul and proper maintenance. File photo from Rappler

Cesar Montano, Richard Poon share ordeal during NAIA runway closure

Jul 19, 2016 - 11:58 PM

Both celebrities express their disappointment about how passengers were treated during the incident

File photos by Paolo Abad and Manman Dejeto/Rappler

NAIA runway, Lopez on Duterte, NoKor missile | 12PM wRap

Jul 19, 2016 - 12:15 PM

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Frustration, anger over NAIA runway closure

Jul 18, 2016 - 7:02 PM

While they are not surprised many netizens vent about the hassle the delay caused them

APPEASEMENT. Royal KLM staff address passenger concerns for the cancelled flight due to the closure of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Photo courtesy of Manja Bayang

Emergency closure of NAIA runway brings cancelled flights

Jul 18, 2016 - 6:13 PM

5th UPDATE The Manila International Airport Authority says runway 06 24 had to be closed immediately due to small asphalt cracks that could damage planes

NAIA TERMINAL 3. Image from Wikimedia Commons by user Eternal Dragon

Veejay Floresca: Between fashion and transition

Jun 27, 2016 - 2:46 PM

Fashion designer and transgender woman Veejay Floresca talks about choosing between her career and her transition

Photo courtesy of Veejay Floresca

WATCH: Gisele Bundchen teaches Jimmy Fallon how to walk the runway

Apr 28, 2016 - 10:21 PM

Gisele s advice: Shake the hips

NEXT TOP MODEL. Gisele Bündchen teaches Jimmy Fallon how to walk the runway. Screengrab from YouTube/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Aquino: 'I'm the most convenient excuse' for flight delays

Oct 23, 2015 - 9:36 PM

In a forum the President says efforts are continuing to solve the traffic and congestion issues in the country s major gateway

CAUSE OF DELAY. President Benigno S. Aquino III quips during an open forum in the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines (SEIPI) Foundation, Inc. 14th CEO’s Forum on Friday, October 23, 2015 that he is told that he's the "most convenient excuse" why flights at the country's main gateway get delayed. Photo by Rey Baniquet / Malacañang Photo Bureau

NAIA no longer among the world's worst airports – poll

Oct 20, 2015 - 11:13 AM

UPDATED But it is still on the 8th spot of Asia s Terrible 10 airports according to the Guide to Sleeping in Airports website

FIRST MAJOR REHAB. In over 30 years, the Philippine government is implementing its first major renovation of NAIA Terminal 1. File photo from

'Project Runway Philippines 4': Joy Chicano's emotional journey to victory

Sep 26, 2015 - 9:01 AM

Get to know the season 4 winner of Project Runway Philippines

JOY CHICANO. The 21-year-old Samar native is the winner of 'Project Runway Philippines' season 4. Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco/

San Miguel to propose runway, terminal in NAIA

Sep 21, 2015 - 6:30 PM

The conglomerate plans to propose as unsolicited the P50 billion project to the next administration San Miguel President and COO Ramon Ang says

PROPOSAL. SMC President and Chief Operating Officer Ramon S. Ang (4th from left_ says in an interview Monday, September 21, following the listing of its P33.5 billion ($720.55 million) preferred shares at the Philippine Stock Exchange, the company will propose to construct a runway and airport terminal to the next administration. Photo from the Philippine Stock Exchange

Joy Chicano wins 'Project Runway Philippines' season 4

Sep 20, 2015 - 9:05 PM

Joy Chicano is the winner of Project Runway Philippines

JOY CHICANO. The designer wins Project Runway Philippines season 4. Screengrab from Twitter/JoyPRP4

Poe for president, China’s reclamation, Mecca accident | 6PM wRap

Sep 16, 2015 - 8:23 PM

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DOTC taps British firm NATS for NAIA runway optimization

Aug 31, 2015 - 11:47 AM

The group of British firm NATS will recommend improvements for Ninoy Aquino International Airport s airspace runway and terminal capacities which will soon be implemented by the Philippine government

WORLD-CLASS. British firm NATS Services Limited has also provided consultancy services for Hong Kong International Airport, Dubai's Al Maktoum International Airport, and Singapore's Changi Airport

Tacloban Airport closed for runway repairs

Aug 05, 2015 - 6:34 PM

Two Airbus aircraft from Air Asia and Cebu Pacific are grounded due to the closure of airport operations while 6 more flights have been cancelled affecting hundreds of passengers

CLOSED. The Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) Airport or Tacloban Airport is closed from August 5 to 6, 2015, for runway repairs. File photo by Rappler

NAIA among ‘high-risk’ airports in Asia-Pacific – global airlines

Jul 02, 2015 - 6:07 PM

Limited investment in NAIA will have a detrimental impact on the airport’s ability to attract transfer traffic and the airport’s reputation in the region a report says

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

Jets allowed at Tacloban airport again May 6

May 06, 2015 - 8:45 PM

The restrictions on jets are lifted earlier than the May 10 deadline of runway repair completion

Tacloban Airport remains closed to jets until May 10

Apr 27, 2015 - 3:39 PM

As of April 24 only 40 meters of the more than 300 meters portion of the damaged runway surface have been paved

Satellite images show runway in South China Sea

Apr 17, 2015 - 5:32 PM

Before this construction China lacked the refueling and resupply capabilities to reach the southern part of the South China Sea Washington based Center for Strategic and International Studies says

KAGITINGAN REEF: Status of reclamation activities in Kagitingan (Fiery Cross) Reef as of December 12, 2014

Tacloban airport closed to jets April 14-30 for repairs

Apr 14, 2015 - 2:55 PM

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines says it aims to complete the much delayed repairs at the airport

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen says body 'asked to stop' runway life

Apr 12, 2015 - 2:59 PM

Gisele says she will continue off the runway work and spend more time with her family

2 groups shortlisted for P67.2M NAIA runway project

Mar 23, 2015 - 1:38 PM

The shortlisted consultants have until March 31 to submit their technical and financial proposals DOTC says

Airliner skids off La Guardia runway as winter storm hits US

Mar 06, 2015 - 2:47 AM

UPDATED 24 people suffer non life threatening injuries including 3 who are transported from the scene according to New York firefighters

Tacloban runway repairs force PAL to wait-list passengers

Oct 30, 2014 - 5:10 PM

Officials target to finish runway repairs by the first week of December