Philippine Airport Tax Rise

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For the longest time, travellers have had to pay $10-11 or PhP550 as airport tax, or “Airport Users Charge” as it is now called, on their way out of the Philippines. On my last trip however, this has risen to $15, or PhP750. Basesud on the breakdown written on the receipt, the additional 200 pesos apparently are security development charges.

Which I find ironic, because never had I breezed through the Manila airport as easily as this last visit. Gone were at least two check points. Hmm.

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