JUNE 13, 2019 — There will be no personnel shake-up at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) amid the reported flight delays and cancellations over the weekend, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thurday.
Duterte shared this position after he was questioned if there will be a revamp in the management of the international airport.
“Wala. I’m still trying to sort out the problem,” Duterte responded.
Malacañang earlier said Duterte mulls the possible revamp of NAIA officials after his surprise inspection on Monday.
Nagsagawa ng surprise inspection si Pres. Duterte sa NAIA Terminal 2 ngayong umaga kasunod ng flight delays at cancellations kahapon dahil sa red lightning alert.
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“[He] shared to the Cabinet Secretaries what he found out in his surprise visit at the NAIA. He expressed dismay and hinted at its revamp,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement.
“President Duterte prefers that airport security be handled by a single entity, either from the military or civilian force,” Panelo furthered.
Duterte also reportedly wanted the operations at Sangley Airport in Cavite to begin immediately to decongest the NAIA.