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The Degree of Cebu’s Mactan Airport Coronavirus Management Shocks Taiwan


By: Elena Grace Flores
Media practitioners at the 888 News Forum, Marco Polo Hotel hailed Andrew Harrison, Chief Executive Advisor, Mactan-Cebu International Airport. This is for his contribution to the proper management of the facility. Then just days after, his team is challenged by the degree of coronavirus measures that they have to implement to unwilling 78 travelers from Taiwan upon their arrival in Cebu. That surely shock Taipei. It now considers “retaliatory measures” if Manila would not immediately lift its inclusion in the travel ban, said Angelito Banayo, chairman of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office in Taiwan. There’s also a threat that the no-visa policy for Filipinos in Taiwan for tourism can be revoked.

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Mactan Cebu Airport Hailed for Effective Management

Andrew Harrison explains Mactan International Airport’s effective measures in improving Mactan Airport in Cebu.

Degree of Commotion at the Airport

According to Mactan-Cebu International Airport General Manager, Steve Dicdican both Filipinos and foreigner passengers were furious after they were subjected to a quarantine arrangement. They claimed that they were not told in advance. The travelers only accepted their fate after knowing the official order, which is imposed on passengers from mainland China and its special administrative regions hit by COVID-19. Dicdican is certain that additional security forces are needed as they expect more resistance from travelers coming from Taiwan.

Part of China?

Taiwan is an independent state but the Philippines considers it part of China under the one-China policy. The Bureau of Immigration recently ordered the Taiwan travel ban. It follows the same procedures as in the previously announced restriction for China and its Special Administrative Regions, Hong Kong and Macau. Filipinos and foreigners with permanent resident visas may be allowed entry but will be turned over to the Bureau of Quarantine for assessment, Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente clarified.

Challenge of the Unknown

Harrison said that although influenza and other diseases caused by viruses have more deaths than coronavirus, the challenge is in dealing with the unknown. Therefore, personal hygiene from washing hands to temperature checks must not be overlooked. Let alone the following of the government’s quarantine rule despite causing chaos at the airport.
“The technology exists, let’s use it,” the former senator insisted.

Positioned as the Gateway of the Visayas

Aside from having direct international flights particularly from Narita to Cebu, Mactan International airport’s degree of management can’t be compromised. They positioned Cebu as the gateway to the Visayas. So, it must adhere to international standards from safety to facility maintenance. Harrison also added that although the tourism industry is badly hit by the coronavirus outbreak, it’s just a matter of time that the travel paranoia will die down because no viruses can withstand the hot weather in Cebu. Perhaps, international travelers would favor coming to Cebu alternatively to going to the banned countries because of the unfortunate outbreak. The more than 80,0000 domestic travelers are also a plus.

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Bongbong Marcos’ Son Silenced Critics on Father’s Degree with Own Credential


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Bongbong Marcos’ own academic credentials were criticized. He then clarified the issue by explaining that he got a special diploma from Oxford University in England. He did not finish his master’s degree at the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania because he was elected Vice Governor of Ilocos Norte. Recently, his son, Sandro finished his graduate studies at the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science. Critics can only frown on his new credential.

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[VIDEO]: Sandro Marcos earns master’s degree from London University

Sandro Marcos’ Educational Credential

Ferdinand Alexander “Sandro” Marcos, 23 said that he earned his Master’s Degree in Development Studies. The young Marcos is grateful his parents, Bongbong and Lisa Marcos. The couple is with him in the pictures posted in social media.

Proud Parents

The London School of Economics one of the top universities in the world. It ranked second in the annual QS World University Rankings in Social Sciences and Management 2018. Just after Harvard University. Bongbong Marcos is so proud that he posted about his son’s graduation on his Instagram account. That immediately went viral on Facebook.

Sandro’s Potential in Politics

The younger Marcos campaigned for his father in his vice presidential bid in 2016. He is known as the crush of the town via social media for his good looks and intelligent views on issues. He can also stand in front of the public on behalf of his father. In many instances, he was a crowd drawer.

His Father’s Son

Despite the tremendous noise on social media that pertains to Sandro’s new educational credential, the mainstream media was still too slow to pick up the news. Of all the prominent online publications, he was finally featured on CNN Philippines. He’ll definitely shed off the past black media propaganda that ruined the presidency of his late grandfather. Just like his father who stormed them all with own achievements in public service and legislation.