A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed today between the Department of Transportation – Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) and the 40 airline companies operating at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to waive the terminal fee for OFWs and select passengers.
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“Under the MOA, starting April 30, 2017, the International Passenger Service charge (IPSC) or the terminal fee amounting to PHP550 shall be waived for OFWs, pilgrims, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) delegates, and others authorized by law and the Office of the President to travel outside the Philippines. Exemption shall be honored upon face to face purchase of tickets. By the end of July 2017, the exemption will also apply to online purchases. This means migrant workers no longer need to queue for refund when departing from NAIA.” the DOTr said in a statement.
Transportation and airport officials refer to this as a “simple gift” from President Rodrigo Duterte, which is inline with his directive to give OFWs a seamless and hassle-free experience at the airport.