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Umbrellas for Check-in at the Airport

Image via Wikipedia If you will be travelling without check-in baggage like the famous Cebu Pacific Go-Lite promo, better not to bring your umbrellas. Before, we just fold our umbrellas and keep it inside our hand carried bags. Now, there's a new security order to include umbrellas in your check-in baggages. Well, again, if you happen to be travelling with Go-Lite ticket, then you would have to pay 400 pesos for baggage reinstatement. Experience in Mactan Airport I just had this experience when I traveled a few weeks ago. After getting the boarding pass from Cebu Pacific counter and paying the terminal fee, we are told at the final inspection that umbrellas should be checked-in. How annoying it is to imagine how long we been standing there in the line to the counters and to think that it was not even mentioned on the first inspection! One of my company had to go back to the counter and negotiate the matter. And here's the funny thing: it's not that easy to check in

Holiday on September 10, 2010

It's official! Under proclamation no. 26 signed by President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, September 10, 2010 (Friday) will be a regular NON-WORKING HOLIDAY in the observance of EID’L FITR (FEAST OF RAMADHAN) . If you are required to work on that date, you should receive additional payments in accordance with the labor code. The official proclamation was signed by President Aquino last September 2, 2010 and was posted at the Philippine Government Official Gazette at

Cebu Pacific's Statement on the Spoiled Kidney Incident

After the outrage over the incident that happened last August 28, 2010 when a donated kidney was spoiled after being refused for boarding on its aircraft, Cebu Pacific manangement issued an official statement. In summary, the airline defended the pilot's discretion pointing out that the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) did not follow prescribed international procedure regarding transporting human organs. The airline also assured the public that they already have discussions with NKTI to prevent similar incidents in the future. The full statement can be viewed here.