DMW puts on hold contracts of first-time Filipino domestic workers to Kuwait

THE PHILIPPINE government is putting on hold all contract applications of first-time Filipino domestic workers bound for Kuwait until significant reforms are reached from bilateral talks.   “Newcomers, who have never worked as domestic helpers abroad or those who have worked as domestic helpers but not in Kuwait, must wait first because the department seeks to […]

MCIAA: All flight routes to normalize by Q4 of 2023

IT WILL take 10 more months for pre-Covid-19 pandemic international and domestic flight routes at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to return to normal, an airport official said. Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) General Manager Julius Neri told SunStar Cebu on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, that they expect all flight routes to resume by the […]

Cebu Pacific restores 92% of pre-pandemic systemwide capacity

GOKONGWEI-LED Cebu Pacific (CEB) announced it has restored 92 percent of its pre-pandemic systemwide capacity following the continuous increase of its domestic and international routes. The airline told the local bourse Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, that it now flies an average of 355 flights a day, covering 34 domestic and 19 international destinations. This is […]

All domestic flights at MCIA to return to T1

The Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) announced on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, that it will operate all domestic departures and arrivals at Terminal 1 effective Oct. 15.Effectively, Terminal 2 will be dedicated for all International Departures and Arrivals.“MCIA continues to experience increased domestic traffic with domestic demand now at 67 percent of pre-pandemic levels,” the airport […]

GMR Megawide sees pre-pandemic flight traffic by Q4

GMR MEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC), the private operator of Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), expects domestic flight traffic to return to pre-pandemic levels by the fourth quarter. “While we expect to return to pre-pandemic numbers (for domestic) by the fourth quarter this year, it still also depends on how quickly international traffic also resumes in […]

ILO finds only 6% of domestic workers enjoy social protections

THE International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Thursday that only about 6% of domestic workers worldwide have access to comprehensive social protections. The remainder lack “access to the full range of protections, covering medical care, sickness, unemployment, old age, employment injury, family, maternity, invalidity, and survivors’ benefits,” the ILO said in a statement, citing a […]