AirAsia Philippines opens 2023 with 90% load factor in January

Manila, Philippines, 26 January  – AirAsia Philippines closes the first month of 2023 on a high note posting a 90% average load factor, a 10% increase from the same period last year. Caticlan, Cebu, Tagbilaran, Davao, and Iloilo remain as top domestic destinations while  Seoul, Bangkok, Osaka and Tokyo emerge as the most preferred international routes. AirAsia Philippines Head of Communications and Public Affairs Steve Dailisan shares, “January has set up the pace for AirAsia Philippines.  We have seen an uptick in travel demand in the past 25 days and…

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‘A COMPLETE SUCCESS’; Face-to-face Dinagyang exceeded expectations

ILOILO City – With thousands of domestic and foreign visitors packing various festival activities, Dinagyang’s return to the city’s streets exceeded expectations, according to Mayor Jerry P. Treñas. A “complete success” was how he described the festival’s return to a face-to-face celebration after two years of restrictions due to the coronavirus disease pandemic. “Everyone wanted a strong comeback…It was a complete success and this showed that Dinagyang and our Sto. Niño are beyond politics,” added Treñas. Dinagyang Festival is known far and wide for its participants’ impressive choreography and striking…

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Rep. Reyes calls for “top-to-bottom” lifestyle check on BoC, DA

ANAKALUSUGAN Party-list Representative Ray T. Reyes called for a thorough lifestyle check on officials and personnel of the Bureau of Custom and the Department of Agriculture as recent house committee hearing bared that some of them owns luxury cars and other assets. “The Office of the Ombudsman should move and start a lifestyle check on these people. Since time immemorial, BoC had been known for unscrupulous transactions. Employees working as early as eight months, could be seen owning luxury cars. How is that even possible?” Rep. Reyes pointed out. “Rising…

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AirAsia Philippines reminds guests of the strict eTravel requirement compliance

Manila, Philippines, 24 January – AirAsia Philippines is reminding all arriving international guests to fill out the Philippine One-Stop Electronic Travel Declaration or the eTravel card three days or 72 hours before their scheduled departure to facilitate a hassle-free entry to the country. The eTravel platform which replaces the One Health Pass is the only travel requirement for fully vaccinated Filipino and international travelers.  It is available online via etravel.gov.ph. AirAsia Head of Communications and Public Affairs Steve Dailisan shares, “During the recent months, we monitored around 20% of arriving…

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Pag-IBIG releases record-high P118B home loans in 2022: Over 100,000 members with new homes

Pag-IBIG Fund released a record-high P117.85 billion in home loans to finance the housing units of 105,212 members in 2022, its top officials announced January 18 (Wednesday). For 2022, the amount of home loans released by the agency increased by 21% or P20.57 billion compared to the P97.28 billion released in 2021. With the amount, Pag-IBIG financed the acquisition and construction of 105,212 homes for its members, or an increase of 11% from the 94,533 homes financed in 2021. “We are happy to report that Pag-IBIG Fund has once again…

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Valenzuela City, Senator WIN Hand Cash Aid to Bitik Medina Fire Victims

As an aid to the families whose houses were burned in the fire incident that happened in Barangay Gen. T. De Leon last January 14, the City Government of Valenzuela led by Mayor WES Gatchalian and the Office of Senator WIN Gatchalian granted the fire victims with financial assistance at Bitik Elementary School, January 18. Each family temporarily staying in the evacuation site received cash assistance from the local government. PHP 10,000 for the families whose houses were completely damaged, while the families’ houses that were partially damaged received PHP…

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Top 10 Finest Cuisines that are Worth Your Taste and Tummy Test in the Food Club Manila

Luxury is all about the finest. So, dig into the remarkably delectable world-class flavors of your lifestyle buffet – The Food Club Manila. Ever since The Food Club Manila turned its stoves and ovens on once more last October, the crew have served and treated their customers from all walks of life with sumptuous dishes inspired by various tastes around the world. With the abundant selections to choose from, here is your guide to help you decide which finest picks are worth the taste test for your palette and the…

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Meralco is back-to-back champion of X-Trash Challenge

Representatives of One Meralco Foundation, Meralco’s Facilities, Safety, and Security Management, and Ateneo Center for Education prepare food packs for distribution at Ateneo de Manila University. The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) has once again emerged as the champion in an inter-company competition that aims to promote responsible waste management in the country. The power distributor bested 12 other Philippine companies in this year’s X-Trash Challenge organized by the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) and Basic Environmental Systems and Technology Inc. (BEST, Inc.). The competition, which ran from April to…

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AirAsia Philippines returns to Kaohsiung with direct flights

***AirAsia welcomes the Lunar New Year with January Festival deals offering P1,812 base fare to Kaohsiung Manila, Philippines 16 January 2023 – AirAsia Philippines has successfully reopened its Kaohsiung, Taiwan route in time for the l Lunar New Year festivities.  The inaugural flight on 7 January which took off at the NAIA Terminal 3 was greatly received by travelers as the flight crew welcomed them with exciting treats. AirAsia Philippines CEO Ricky Isla shares: “Our return to Kaohsiung signals an auspicious and positive welcome to the year of the Rabbit.…

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