Press Release
August 19, 2018

Statement of Sen. Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan, Partido Liberal president,
On thousands stranded in Philippine airports

Is anyone in charge? Thousands of passengers are stranded in various airports around the country after one plane skidded off the runway while landing at the Manila international airport past 11 p.m. of August 16.

More than two days have passed, the plane has been removed from the runway but flights continue to be cancelled and diverted, and uncertainty, if not chaos, holds those not just in Philippine airports but all throughout those in the region.

We call on officials of the airport and other related government agencies to help resolve the situation ASAP, particularly for the stranded passengers who are tired, sleepless, and hungry. Special mention for our leaving or arriving overseas Filipino workers who may have to pay for the delay in terms of visa fees, foregone work days, or even cancelled job contracts.

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