Yep, no need to print plane tickets. Department of Justice (DOJ) says electronic tickets or e-tickets will do, effective September 11, 2013.
The DOJ, under which the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) operates, issued Operations Order No. 2013-003 entitled “Removing the Requirement of Presentation of the Printed Hard Copy of Return and/or Onward Passage Ticket”. E-tickets displayed on smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices will now be accepted for entry and processing at international airports all around the country including the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
“This is another step to improve access to basic government services. We shall continue to work with all stakeholders to inject common sense and process logic into our systems,” Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said.
Next time you fly, you just present your smartphone, showing the e-ticket, to the gate!