Refund for terminal fees can now be claimed by Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). They just need to present a copy of their tickets but it should still have the locator code or reference. Claimants are also required to present their passport for identification.
General Manager Ed Monreal from the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), said that OFWs can proceed to the ground floor of their administration building from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday until Friday, except holidays.
It can be recalled that an agreement was signed last March 15, 2017, between the Manila Airport and airline officials to abolish the so-called “terminal fee” which are being paid by OFWs.
The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was implemented to exempt OFWs from the terminal fee which is worth P550.00.
Monreal was eager to push this agreement and worked on technicalities to fully exempt OFWs, also through the coordination of international airlines. The full implementation came after President Duterte’s order to do so.
The agreement was made official after several government agencies like airlines executives, MIAA, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), OFW advocates such as the Susan Ople Foundation signed the MOA. Representatives from different recruitment agencies were also there as witnesses.