PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte yesterday asked the Manila International Airport Authority to place additional mono and gang chairs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to help ease Locally Stranded Individuals’ (LSI) miserable situation at passenger terminals while waiting for their flights.
The move was immediately implemented after reports reached Duterte that stranded passengers at the airport loitered around the vicinity of the passenger terminals while waiting for their flights.
MIAA general manager Ed Monreal said he immediately effected the distribution of 2,000 mono and gang chairs at the departure area of terminal 2 and 3 after Duterte ordered Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade.
Monreal said all the new gang chairs located at the pre-departure areas of every terminal are more comfortable with cushion,
Monreal also met the three airline representatives/domestic carriers to refrain from cancelations of flights.
Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Air Asia, assured Monreal that they will not issue air tickets to those flights without the permission from the LGUs and from the IATF to minimize cancelation of flights unless an aircraft encounters problem that needed to be replaced and flights need to be cancelled.
Monreal also instructed his security officials to deploy civillian and uniformed policemen and K-9 to safe guard legitimate passengers from scrupulous individuals.