Philippines AirAsia Launches Direct Flights to Davao and Kalibo with Revolutionary “All-in” fare of only P275 20,000 free seats up for grabs!
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Philippines AirAsia Launches Direct Flights to Davao and Kalibo with Revolutionary “All-in” fare of only P275
20,000 free seats up for grabs!
CLARK, PAMPANGA, 28 February 2012: Philippines AirAsia Inc. is all geared up to revolutionize Philippine air travel by offering all-in fares for its direct flights to Davao and Kalibo from its hub in Clark, Pampanga. The airline will begin servicing the route with two daily flights departing from Clark International Airport to Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao and Kalibo International Airport.
Staying true to its tagline, ‘Now Everyone Can Fly’, AirAsia Inc.’s first awesome promotion with all-in fare of P275 pesos one way is a first in the Philippines. The P275 seat sale is actually a zero-fare promo where the seat is totally free and the guest is actually paying only P275 to cover the fuel surcharge, processing fee and government mandated fees such as aviation security fee and VAT.
“Transparency will be the hallmark of our brand of low cost, high value travel. We want to show what our guests are actually paying for and not disappoint them with hidden charges or misleading promotions. In celebration of our very first promo in the Philippines, there are a total of 20,000 free seats up for grabs!” said Marianne Hontiveros, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Inc.
“The hype has been building up for Philippines’ AirAsia and today’s announcement is a much anticipated event by Filipinos all around, particularly the community in Clark where we based our operations as well as in Northern and Central Luzon. We are thrilled to offer an extraordinary fare to commemorate our launch. We look forward to personally welcoming our guests on our brand new, state-of-the-art Airbus A320 when we commence operations on the 28th of March,” she added.
The promo will be from 28 February – 4 March 2012, and guests will be able to travel from 28 March 2012 to 31 January 2013 with these all-in fares which are available online at www.airasia.com and also available via mobile at mobile.airasia.com as well as via AirAsia apps for Blackberry, iPhone and Android phones. The apps are available for download at Blackberry App World, iTunes App Store and Android Marketplace by searching for the keyword AirAsia.
AirAsia Inc.’s new service to Davao and Kalibo from Clark will provide the accessibility to visit the famous Boracay beach, Davao Pearl Farm, the Philippine Eagle Sanctuary and experience other exciting outdoor adventures.
To compliment your flight bookings, AirAsiaGo will also be offering hotel packages from as low as P1649 for a 4D/3N stay with return flights and all taxes included to hot destinations in Davao and Kalibo. The special deal is available only on www.AirAsiaGo.com. In a partnership with Expedia, AirAsiaGo has over 145,000 hotel partners worldwide, and provides guests with a wide variety of options for tours and activities as well.
AirAsia Inc. is a Filipino Low Cost Carrier (LCC) established to serve the Philippines’ regional and domestic air travel market. For inquiry and to receive real-time updates on latest promotions, interact via facebook.com/AirAsiaPhilippines and twitter.com/AirAsiaPh.
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TIGER CUBS. Two tiger cubs are fed by their caretakers Stephen Penalosa and Carmencita Cabilogan the Mantianak Zoo in Sugbongcogon, Misamis Oriental. The youngest of the cubs was born last January 21 and the second on February 14. This is the first recorded birth of tiger cubs in the zoo. photo by gerry l. gorit
USAID pushes for more citizen-led budget tracking
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By BONG FABE, Correspondent
DAVAO City — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) pushed Thursday for more citizen participation in the budget process in the Philippines as the Aquino govrnment moves towards the institutionalization of transparency and accountability in fiscal management.
“Local governments have the duty to inform citizens on how public funds are raised, allocated and spent. When citizens are engaged in decisions over the budget, there is greater likelihood that governance and development goals will be achieved, and USAID has tested this theory worldwide,” said Catherine Hamlin, USAID democracy and governance officer. (more…)
Power shortage grips M’ danao island anew
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By NELSON V. CONSTANTINO, Editor-in-Chief
and CARMELITO Q. FRANCISCO, Correspondent
with Wire Reports
POWER shortage continued to stall businesses in several provinces in Mindanao as the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) started imposing load curtailment in 33 electric cooperatives as power supply has fallen due to alleged generation deficiency.(more…)
Gold remains Davao’s top export commodity
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DAVAO City — Gold is now on the fifth spot as a major export commodity in Davao region as it gained three percent growth from negative 8.7 in 2008.
Data from the Mines and Geo-science Bureau XI also showed that Region XI produced 836,450 kilos of gold in 2011 with an equivalent value of P1.8 billion. This production was reported by large-scale mining companies such as Apex Mining Co. and JB Management.
MGB XI regional director Edilberto L. Arreza said during the Kapihan sa PIA Davao recently that he expects more than this volume from small-scale mining companies as the Bangko Sentral said only 20 percent of the mineral production came from large scale mining. (more…)
Holcim profit took a dive on weak demand for cement
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HOLCIM Philippines Inc. said Friday its earnings fell 47% in 2011 due to weak demand for cement and high costs.
Holcim said its net income last year fell to P2.03 billion from P3.847 billion in 2010 as revenues dipped 9% to P21.62 billion.
The company said demand for cement declined after a very strong market in election year 2010.
At the same time, it said continuous rise in prices of coal and electricity, which are the largest cost components in cement production, hiked the company’s energy costs per ton by 14%. (more…)
MinDA, PCCI collaborate on policy agenda
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MINDANAO Development Authority (MinDA) and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) signed an agreement yesterday stipulating their joint commitment to promote investments in Mindanao and formulate the Mindanao Business Policy Agenda. (more…)
80 placement firms join Zambo job fair
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ZAMBOANGA City – Some 80 local and international employment agencies are joining the Dia de Zamboanga Job Fair which will be held at Plaza del Pilar on Friday
Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Manager and City Social Welfare and Development Officer Francisco Barredo said the one-day event is a continued collaboration of the city government, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 9 and ABS-CBN in opening the doors of opportunities to those who are seeking job placements here and abroad. (more…)
Miner’s exclusivity claim denied
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THE COURT of Appeals (CA) has dismissed a mining firm’s claim to exclusive exploration rights in Davao as it declared that the company’s permit has no legal effect.
In a decision promulgated on Jan. 31, the CA’s Special 16th Division upheld the Makati trial court’s ruling, which dismissed Southeast Mindanao Gold Mining Corp.’s (SMGMC) petition to cancel a number of small-scale miners’ permits to extract ore materials from a portion of the forest reserve in Davao Oriental and Davao del Norte. (more…)
Puregold posts profit surge
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LISTED RETAILER Puregold Price Club, Inc. on Thursday said its profits in 2011 were triple that of the year previous as sales volume surged due to new supermarket outlets.
The supermarket chain operator owned by tycoon Lucio L. Co realized a total comprehensive income of P1.54 billion, which is 202.72% higher than the P510.37 million figure Puregold earned in 2010, the disclosure said. (more…)