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Gov't declares 'no drone policy' during Pope's visit

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - The government warned today users of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that they will face penalty during the trip in the country of Pope Francis on January 15 to 19.

Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Deputy Director General for Operations Rodante Joya said that "no drone policy" violators may face fines of P300,000 ($6,657) to P500,000 ($11,095) per apprehension.

He urged the public to report unauthorized operations of UAS/ drones to authorities.

The CAAP earlier issued notice to airmen that during the Pope's visit, a no fly zone would be declared in certain areas from 5.56 kilometers radius from surface up to 5.49 kilometers where the Pontiff will visit and hold activities.

Aside from Manila, the Pope will also visit Haiyan-ravaged province of Leyte on January 17.  


 

CAAP

CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY OF THE PHILIPPINES

DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL

FACE

HAIYAN

LEYTE

OPERATIONS RODANTE JOYA

POPE

POPE FRANCIS

VISIT

XINHUA

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