PAL to enforce stricter security measures amid Mindanao conflict

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 29) Philippine Airlines (PAL) is enforcing stricter security measures in airports where it operates in the wake of the Marawi City crisis, and martial law in Mindanao.

In an advisory issued Monday, PAL reminded passengers to present one valid identification card during airport check-in and pre-flight boarding.

The following identification cards will be accepted for PAL's domestic flights:

  • Passport (Philippine and Foreign issued)
  • Driver's License
  • Phil. Regulations Commission ID
  • SSS Card
  • GSIS e-card
  • Voter's ID
  • Integrated Bar of the Philippines ID
  • Seaman's Book
  • Government Office ID
  • ACR / ICR
  • Company ID
  • Government-owned or controlled corporation ID
  • Unified Multi-purpose ID
  • NBI Clearance
  • Police Clearance
  • Senior Citizen Card
  • Postal ID
  • TIN Card
  • Barangay Certification
  • Health Insurance Card ng Bayan
  • OFW ID
  • National Council of Disability Affairs ID
  • DSWD Certification
  • School ID (signed by Principal)
  • NSO Birth Certificate (for pax less than 2 years of age)

Only passports will be accepted for international flights.

PAL earlier said it would strive to maintain normal operations in Mindanao for the duration of martial law in the region.

It said it would operate all scheduled flights unless there is a need for a flight cancellation or delay.

Passengers with confirmed bookings to Mindanao from May 24 to July 30 may also rebook their tickets without penalties within 90 days from the original flight date or within the ticket validity period.

They may also reroute tickets without penalties, subject to the appropriate additional fares or taxes, or refund them without penalties.