Gov’t to put up OFW Bank
State-run Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank) will establish in September next year a so-called “OFW Bank,” an offshoot of its planned acquisition of Philippine Postal Savings Bank (Postbank).Under the plan, Philippine Postal Corp. thrift unit Postbank would be converted into a Landbank subsidiary to be 30-percent owned by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Read Full Story
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PLDT-Smart launches free wifi at NAIA
MANILA – Smart Communications said it would offer free and fast mobile internet at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport starting Friday.
Free WiFi in all four terminals of NAIA adds to existing services in Cagayan De Oro, Bacolod, Iloilo, Roxas, Clark, Zamboanga, Laoag, Dumaguete, GenSan and Kalibo airports according to Smart, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co.’s wireless unit.
NAIA offers premium bus service
MANILA, Philippines – The government launched yesterday a premium bus service for travelers going to and from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
The Ube Express has 21 brand new Mercedes Benz air-conditioned buses that will pick up and drop off travelers at designated points roughly every 30 minutes nearly ’round the clock, officials said.
The bus service has an automated fare collection system and a fixed rate of P150 per passenger, who can opt for booking a trip online. READ FULL STORY
Phase 2-A ng NAIA Expressway, binuksan na
POEA exempts qualified Balik Manggagawa from OEC requirement.
OFWs who will be returning to their former employer, or “Balik Manggagawa,” will no longer be required to secure an overseas employment certificate (OEC) starting middle of next month, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said Monday.
Regular taxis now allowed to pick up passengers at NAIA
MANILA, Philippines (Philippines News Agency) — Regular white taxis on Monday have been allowed to pick up passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s (NAIA) arrival area.
Previously, arriving passengers have to climb up to the departure area to get a regular white taxi ride because only NAIA-accredited yellow taxis are allowed to pick up passengers in the arrival area.
Yellow taxis have a flagdown rate of P70, while the regular white taxis have a lower flagdown rate of P30 READ FULL STORY