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Seeking the crown, flying proud

By Jonathan P. Gesmundo Interesting stories swirl around beauty pageants – dreams fulfilled, the winding road to the finals, pain and sacrifices, strain on family relations, the drama of a high-stakes contest.

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US Homeland Security cancels security notice on NAIA

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has lifted the public notice on its security concerns at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia).

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PCG, MARINA execs in hot water

Six officials of the Philippine Coast Guard and Maritime Industry Authority were relieved from their posts following the recent tragedies at sea in the Iloilo Strait that killed 31 people.

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Angkas seeks clarification for small motorcycles ban

Ride-sharing app provider Angkas called for Skyway O&M Corp. (SOMCo) to clarify its move to prohibit sub-400cc motorcycles to ply along Osmeña Highway, which took effect on July 22, as it is deemed uncoordinated with proper authorities and beyond its mandate of operating and maintaining toll roads under the South Metro Manila Skyway Project (SMMS).

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British Airways computer problem strands 20,000

British Airways canceled more than 100 flights to and from London airports and delayed many others August 7 after its check-in systems were hit by computer problems, stranding about 20,000 passengers.

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Plates for 2014-2016 vehicles out in mid-2020

License plates for vehicles registered before the start of the Duterte administration will be issued by mid- 2020.

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NAIA weighing scales tell right weight – MIAA chief

Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal has assured the public that weighing scales at the check-in counters in all four Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminals are calibrated periodically before the first morning flight.

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Eagles fly PAL to Singapore

Philippine Airlines is flying two Philippine eagles from their sanctuary in Davao to Singapore, via Manila, as part of the first international Philippine Eagle loan Agreement between the governments of the Philippines (through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources) and Singapore (through Wildlife Reserves Singapore [WRS]).

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Passionate crusade to promote Antique

By Nelly Lumbaca I met an extraordinary young man in Antique.

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Antique’s natural, cultural, historic charm

By Nelly Lumbaca ANTIQUE – The province of Antique is currently served by PAL flights via Clark. After the launch of twice a week flights to the small airport in Sa Jose de Buenavista (provincial capital) last March, PAL increased the frequency to thrice weekly just a month later due to the rising number of passengers.

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