President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday morning made a surprise inspection at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport-Terminal 2 after hearing reports about flight delays and cancellations.
President Duterte talked to airline and NAIA officials regarding the cancellations and delays to know whether there are flight diversions and if affected passengers are given incentives to ease their inconvenience.
A Philippine Airlines manager and a NAIA-Terminal 2 airport duty manager briefed the President on the flight woes and explained actions being undertaken to normalize the situation.
The Chief Executive discussed how flight aberrations could be minimized and what actions could be employed by the government, particularly the Department of Transportation, to solve the problem in the long term.
He then talked to the passengers apologizing to them on the inconvenience caused by the disruptions. The President vowed to come up with a remedy within a month.
After the surprise inspection, the President took a break at one of the food kiosks at the airport. Among those present were Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Director General Capt. Jim Sydiongco, Rep. Martin Romualdez, and Davao businessman Sammy Uy.