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NAIA tightens screening of incoming travellers

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Amid fears of a worldwide spread of the deadly Ebola virus, airport and health authorities have tightened the screening of arriving passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Are steaks for US troops exempt from inspection?

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Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala: Possible meeting in June. INQUIRER file photo

Are food products for US troops in the Philippines covered by the Visiting Forces Agreement and should they be exempt from quarantine inspection?

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Quarantine bureau certifies seized Vietnam rice cargo ‘insect-free’

bureau of qurantine

More than five weeks after the Vietnamese ship Minh Tuan 68 arrived at the Legazpi City harbor, the 94,000 bags of rice in its cargo hold have been certified “insect-free” and fit for human consumption by the Bureau of Quarantine, a health department-attached agency.

Posted: October 9th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

NAIA on alert for mystery disease


Health and airport authorities are closely monitoring passengers arriving from Cambodia, where more than 60 children were reported to have died from a mysterious respiratory disease, as well as other countries where bird flu cases had been reported in recent years.

Posted: July 7th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Monitors vs avian flu a standard at NAIA terminals, says MIAA exec


With or without an alert from health agencies, monitoring against the possible entry of the avian influenza virus is a standard measure at the arrival areas of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport terminals, a top airport official said Friday.

Posted: September 2nd, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »