Register drones or face P500K penalty
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) directs owners of drones to register them. Failure to do so will result in a fine from P300,000.00 up to P500,000.00.
CAAP Deputy Director for Operations Gen. Rodante Joya (Ret.) notes that no registration has been made yet. In an interview, he said that CAAP has not yet allowed any drone to operate as there has been not a single registration.
Joya stresses the importance of safety. If someone is injured by a drone, the owner will be made liable.
“They cannot fly drones over congregations of people, on busy streets, near government buildings and installations, especially within airports due to safety concerns,” warns Joya.
For the upcoming visit of Pope Francis and the ongoing Sinulog, CAAP has imposed a no-drone policy.