Airline Tickets To Philippines

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  • An airline ticket is a document, created by an airline or a travel agency, to confirm that an individual has purchased a seat on a flight on an aircraft. This document is then used to obtain a boarding pass, at the airport.

  • A country in Southeast Asia that consists of an archipelago of over 7,000 islands—the main ones being Luzon, Mindanao, Mindoro, Leyte, Samar, Negros, and Panay—that are separated from the Asian mainland by the South China Sea; pop. 86,241,000; capital, Manila; languages, Filipino (based on Tagalog) and English

  • an archipelago in the southwestern Pacific including some 7000 islands

  • (philippine) official language of the Philippines; based on Tagalog; draws its lexicon from other Philippine languages

  • a republic on the Philippine Islands; achieved independence from the United States in 1946

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2 foreigners call Terminal 3 home
by Eric B. Apolonio

IT’S a story straight out of Hollywood.

Like the fictional character Viktor Navorski in the movie The Terminal, two foreign nationals have been “living” at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 as they await to be repatriated to their countries of origin.

Rene Sake, a Liberian national who arrived in the Philippines on Sept. 27, 2010 from Macao, and Timothy Berrian, a Cameroonian national who arrived in Manila on Aug. 20, 2010 from Guanghzou, China are now housed at the Bureau of Immigration holding area in Terminal 3.

The two foreign nationals flew to Manila via Cebu Pacific.

Immigration rules state that any foreign national from restricted country only enter the Philippines with a valid entry visa.

The Republic of Liberia in western Africa and the Republic of Cameroon in central Africa fall under the restricted category that requires a visa for their nationals to enter the Philippines.

The two were denied entry by immigration officers when they were found to have had no entry visas. They were immediately issued exclusion orders and remanded back to Cebu Pacific to be returned to their ports of origin.

Immigration’s Airport Operations Division head, lawyer Maria Antonnete Bucasas-Mangrobang, told Manila Standard that Terminal 3 Immigration Supervisor Rodolfo Magbuhos had already made two letters of representation to Cebu Pacific to repatriate the two to their countries of origin.

It was learned that Cebu Pacific is liable for a penalty of P50,000 per passenger for boarding undocumented passengers.

Immigration and airport personnel sometimes pitch in to give the two foods and basic toiletries.

Like Navorski in the movie, played by Tom Hanks, the two have been dependent on the kindness of strangers.

But without money to buy tickets to return to their homes, barred from leaving the airport, and virtually forgotten by the airline that flew them in, Sake and Berrian will have to make do with their “home.”

Sources said the two foreigners have been ekking it out on cup noodles due to the high cost of foods available at the terminal.

You see that sky?

You see that sky?

I should be up there right now, somewhere over the Pacific, on my way to the Philippines.


Our adventure did not get off on the right foot, I'm afraid. The first leg of our journey was delayed due to mechanical problems on the aircraft. Then, we were forced to wait on the runway due to bad weather conditions at Detroit, where we were to have connected to our flight to Manila. Once airborne, our plane ran low on fuel, so we diverted to Cleveland, Ohio to refuel, where we waited again for several hours. We finally made it to Detroit--after our flight to the Philippines had departed.

We called the airline, and was first told that there were no flights available until three days later, so we were all ready to head back home to Chicago to wait it out, but another ticket agent was able to get us on a flight that leaves tomorrow afternoon. The airline paid for a hotel room, but our bags are still at the airport.

I suppose it could be worse.

(BTW, this picture was taken yesterday in Chicago. Ho hum.)

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