“No fly zone” set in areas surrounding Batasan Pambansa to secure President Duterte’s 4th SONA

(Eagle News) – As part of the security measures for the fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has set a no-fly zone and a vertical limit for drones.

From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, July 22, there will be a no fly zone to be put in place covering a 10-kilometer radius surrounding Plaridel, Bulacan where many flying schools are located, according to CAAP.

There will also be a “no fly zone” enforced from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday with a radius of four nautical miles from the surface to 10,000 feet of the House of Representatives in Quezon City.

CAAP has also raised a vertical limit of 8,000 feet above ground level for drones and aircraft flying within a 10 kilometer-radius of Batasang Pambansa from 10:47 a.m. of July 20, Saturday until 11 a.m. of Sunday, July 21.

It also suspended training flights of Luzon flying schools from 12 a.m. of July 22, Monday, to 12 a.m. of July 23, Tuesday.

It said this was “to further ensure the security and proper monitoring of the airspace within the vicinity of the Batasan Pambansa for the President’s State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 22.”