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Govt to exempt OFWs of P550 Terminal Fee starting March 2017

In a bid to free the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) of an unnecessary burden, Philippine airport officials are set to exempt travelling OFWs of the 550 pesos terminal fee starting March next year.

In a public forum on Monday, Manila International Airport Authority general manager Ed Monreal said they are now working on the technical aspect of the plan and are closely coordinating with local and international airlines to drop the airport terminal that was introduced by the previous Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) management last year.
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Photo courtesy of UNTV
According to The PhilStar...
OFWs are required to pay the P550 airport terminal fee when they buy tickets online or in airline ticket offices. They can claim their refund upon departure at the airport terminals.

But since OFWs are busy individuals, many failed to claim their refund.

Total collections of the airport terminal fee has reached more than a billion pesos and half of this amount remains unclaimed by OFWs. The unclaimed amount remains in the general fund of the NAIA.
Monreal said those who were not able to get their refunds can just go to their office given that they still have their  E-ticket, boarding pass and passport they used during their previous travels.

Govt to exempt OFWs of P550 Terminal Fee starting March 2017 Govt to exempt OFWs of P550 Terminal Fee starting March 2017 Reviewed by Raelyn Luchansky on 3:07:00 AM Rating: 5

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