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The big CAAP problem continues

The PhilStar wrote: The audit, presented to the DOTC’s civil aviation officials during a meeting last Friday, revealed the system has at least 20 major deficiencies or “non-conformity” to international aviation standards. The CAAP...

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The big CAAP problem

CAAP is the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.  The CAAP is under high pressure from the European Union and the United States of America who downgraded the Philippines Air Safety to Category II....

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Pilipinas – Kay Ganda!

Pilipinas – Kay Ganda! Kay Ganda?  Do you understand? Unfortunately the logo of the new DOT* campaign destroys immediately the curiosity of the reader and gives the translation for free. Lots of interested people...

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Philippine Airlines: Accident in Kalibo

A Philippine Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration RP-C8613 performing flight PR-321 from Manila to Kalibo with 127 passengers and 6 crew, touched Kalibo Airport’s perimeter fence and damaged the right landing gear. The crew aborted...

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NAIA Radar – updated

The “huge international embarrassment” that was Sunday’s radar malfunction at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has once again exposed the dismal state of affairs at the country’s supposed premier gateway. Read also our...

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Manila NAIA: Radar down

At 2:45 PM yesterday the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) issued a NOTAM, a notice to airmen. NAIA General Manager Alfonso Cusi said:”The tower cannot communicate with the radar and they cannot...

A good idea – and good food 0

A good idea – and good food

When you are in Tagbilaran, have your breakfast or your lunch at the GARDEN CAFE. The restaurant is conveniently situated in the center of Tagbilaran at the eastern end of Gallares Street. What makes this...

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Currency Exchange Page added

Currency exchange rates are important for both tourists and expats. This is why we have added a Currency Exchange Page . See here a trend chart of the 4 most important currencies in the Philippines....

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IEC welcomes the Philippines as member

Geneva, Switzerland, 2008-09-23  The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is pleased to welcome the Philippines as its 72nd member country. This brings the total number of countries participating in the IEC Family to 154 – 72 Members...

More Typhoons? Less Typhoons? 0

More Typhoons? Less Typhoons?

When a new tropical storm or a typhoon is approaching the people in the Philippines start to discuss. The hottest topic is the increase of typhoons in the last years.  Is this true? During the last...

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Track Hagupit

We are working on our new weather, climate and typhoon pages. They are not yet on-line, but here you already can track the tropical storm HAGUPIT. This kind of tracking will be implemented in...

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The Google Paradox

This morning we got a feedback from a traveller: ” Thanks to all involved who wrote the NAIA airport guides. Using the information provided, we passed the arrival, transfer and departure without problems! Never...

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Coordinated Hunt

At breakfast this morning the sea just off our house began to boil. During several minutes we could observe a coordinated hunt. Under water, some big fish (not identified) did hunt a swarm of...

The Lanzones are ripe and so sweet 0

The Lanzones are ripe and so sweet

Sorry, yesterday we could not work because the electricity had been cut between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. So we went on a little trip up in the mountains just above Yumbing. Looking up...

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New Airport Projects in the Philippines

The government of GMA pushes the airport projects throughout the Philippines. There are 10 projects in different stages of progress, two of them are the Cagayan/Iligan – Laguindingan project and the Tagbilaran-Panglao project. Following...

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