MEMORANDUM ORDER NO. 73
REINSTATING THE TRAVEL TAX EXEMPTION POLICY GRANTED TO TRAVELLERS FROM MINDANAO AND PALAWAN BOUND FOR COUNTRIES IN THE EAST ASEAN GROWTH AREA (EAGA)
For reasons of national interest and in order to sustain and accelerate economic development in Mindanao and Palawan, and as recommended by the House of Representatives pursuant to House Resolution No. 109 dated 11 June 2014, the exemption from payment of travel tax to all travellers by air and/or sea originating from all international airports and/or ports in Mindanao and Palawan to any destination within the BIMP-EAGA (Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines â East ASEAN Growth Area) is hereby reinstated, and shall also cover passengers from anywhere in the Philippines bound for Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, and Malaysia, provided they depart from international ports and airports in Mindanao and Palawan.
The Travel Tax Exemption shall be granted for a period of three (3) years from the effectivity of this order. For purposes of this order, a Travel Tax Exemption Certificate may be secured from the Tourism Infrastructure & Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), formerly the Philippine Tourism Authority.
This Memorandum Order shall take effect immediately.
DONE, in the City of Manila, this 24th day of October, in the year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Fourteen.
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
By the President:
(Sgd.) PAQUITO N. OCHOA, JR.