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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, November 11, 2015
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Cancellation of
flights set next week

The public was reminded yesterday that 32 Manila-Bacolod-Manila flights will be cancelled next week with the arrival of heads of states for the 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Manila.

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport will be closed to other aircraft during the arrival of heads of states for the APEC, that will include US president Barack Obama, Himelie Fernandez, chief of air traffic service at the Bacolod Silay Airport, said yesterday.

She said passengers of affected flights from November 16 to 20 should rebook their flights with their respective airlines.

Meanwhile, some passengers departing from the Bacolod Silay Airport, especially with connecting flights for abroad, continue to be seen with luggage wrapped in plastic as a deterrent against the “tanim bala” scam.

Fernandez assured that incidents of bullet-planting in luggage is not happening at the Bacolod Silay Airport.

But passengers, especially Overseas Filipino Workers, were taking precautions for fear that bullets may be planted in their luggage by unscrupulous persons wanting to make money off them in exchange for not being arrested for possession of ammunition.

Porters at the Bacolod Silay Airport said they were earning less because some passengers were afraid of the “tanim bala” scam and did not want other people to handle their luggage.*CPG



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