Above is a Copy of the Memorandum Circular of MIAA Re Integration of Terminal Fee. Under the circular, terminal fees known as international passenger service charge (IPSC) amounting to P550 per passenger will be integrated in all air tickets, subject to remittance to MIAA by international airlines. However, the scheme was received negatively primarily of OFWs; claiming that it violates the law that exempts OFWs from paying terminal fee.
Although there’s a refund process upon the presentation of Overseas Employment Certificate (OEC) and other pertinent documents, Kenji Solis, founder of the Pinoy Expat/OFW Blog Awards, Inc. (PEBA) made his voice heard.
“There is no mention in the law about a process to obtain refunds, or for OFWs to pay now and be exempt later,” he said.
Yesterday PEBA’s Facebook page uploaded a photo of the Pasay RTC regarding MIAA’s Memorandum Circular 8. Here’s what it says:
“Today, justice for all OFWs has been served. The Pasay RTC finds MIAA’s Memorandum Circular 8 on the terminal fee integration as unenforceable. Congratulations to all our OFWs, the “No to 550″ Coalition, and OFW advocacy groups worldwide!,” said PEBA.
Source: PEBA, GMA Network