The incorporation of the terminal fee or the International Passenger Service Charge costs into airline ticket fees at NAIA ( Ninoy Aquino International Airport ) have been moved to November 1, a month from the originally announced date, October 1.
The temporary postponement had been made as requested by OFW party list Rep. Roy Seneres during the budget deliberations last September 26 by the Department of Transportation and Communication saying that transition time is needed by the passengers that are affected by the change, especially for those who are exempted from the said terminal fee.
Secretary of DOTCÂ, Joseph Emilio Abaya, agreed with the postponement as said by Vicente Guerzon, Jr., the Senior Assistant General Manager who is also the Assistant General Manger of Security and Emergency Services. As agreed by the parties involved, the said integration that had been an issue for a few weeks now, will be implemented by every airlines simultaneously around the world and will also be implemented with flights from Manila to any other destination. The process in expected to go through a period of transition and would be fully implemented next year around October, when the tickets purchased before November 1 2014 had been already used or flown.
The terminal fee would be included in the plane ticket and this news made OFWs surprised since most of them had saved much money just to have quality vacations with their family at least once a year. However, there are some exemptions from the said change as said in the law, those exempted are OFWs with proper certification from POEA, Muslims who are going to pilgrims as part of their faith with endorsement from National Commission on Muslim Filipinos. Athletes supported by Philippine Sports Commission, people authorized by Office of the President, and children aged 2 and blow are also not included with the scheme. Reference: interaksyon, abs-cbnnews
[Overseas Filipino Workers is Against the Integration of Terminal Fees with Plane Tickets]