The Bureau of Quarantine (BoQ) led the Taskforce Paliparan to address health emergency needs during the arrival and departure of the ASEAN Summit delegates in the country. The Taskforce Paliparan with the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) collaboratively worked towards formulating airport protocols on medical emergency management of arriving/departing delegates attending international convention and events in the country.

During the first ASEAN Summit, April 2017, the Taskforce deployed five (5) Emergency Response Teams (ERTs) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airports, 250th and Balagbag Hangars. During the November 2017 ASEAN Summit, the Taskforce deployed two (2) ERTs in Clark International Airport, one (1) in Subic International Airport and two (2) in Ninoy Aquino International Airports, 250th and Balagbag Hangars to augment BoQ stations and airports.

BoQ Stations Cebu, Davao, Bohol, Laoag, Kalibo, Iloilo and Palawan have coordinated with their DOH Regional Office counterparts to plan health related concerns of ASEAN delegates upon their arrival/departure at the airports.

As a result of joint and coordinated efforts of key agencies of the Taskforce Paliparan, delegates were properly monitored during arrival and eventually on their departure in the Philippines.

Emergency Response Teams during the ASEAN Post-Incident Evaluation (PIE).

Taskforce Paliparan Emergency Response Team during the departure of Lao’s Prime Minister in NAIA.