To honor the heroism of members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) recently announced the opening of Heroes’ Lounge in 24 airports all over the country.

“The initiative was launched to show appreciation and gratitude to the country’s military men and police officers for their sacrifices towards peace and in defending and securing the nation from harm,” the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said in a statement.

Uniformed personnel – including retirees, Medal of Valor awardees, and their immediate families traveling with them can avail of the amenities at the Heroes’ Lounge for free, subject to existing rules and regulations.

These lounges have comfortable seats and relaxing interiors with free Wi-Fi connection.

Currently, 24 Heroes Lounge, which cater to police and military personnel are now operating in the following airports:

  1. Puerto Princesa International Airport
  2. General Santos International Airport
  3. Zamboanga International Airport
  4. Davao International Airport
  5. Kalibo International Airport
  6. Laoag International Airport
  7. Iloilo International Airport
  8. Butuan Airport
  9. Laguindingan Airport
  10. Bacolod-Silay Airport
  11. Cotabato Airport
  12. Tacloban Airport
  13. Dipolog Airport
  14. Dumaguete Airport
  15. Legazpi Airport
  16. Naga Airport
  17. Pagadian Airport
  18. Roxas Airport
  19. San Jose Airport
  20. Bohol-Panglao International Airport
  21. Tuguegarao Airport
  22. Virac Airport
  23. Cauayan Airport
  24. Ozamiz Airport
Top photo: The CAAP’s Heroes’ Lounge have comfortable seats and relaxing interiors with free WiFi connection which can be availed by the police and military as well as their immediate families for free. (Photo courtesy: Department of Transportation)