Airport workers fear layoffs with privatization


Posted at Feb 08 2017 02:03 PM

MANILA - Airport workers on Wednesday protested against the privatization of the capital's four air terminals, saying they risk losing their jobs.

Members of the Samahang Manggagawa sa Paliparan ng Pilipinas (SMPP) marched to Mendiola outside Malacanang to bring their concerns to President Rodrigo Duterte.

"Di namin tinututulan na magtayo ng bagong terminal, wag lang galawin ang NAIA 1-4," said SMPP president Ceferino Lopez.

(We are not against building new terminals, but don't touch NAIA 1-4.)

The P74.56-billion project aims to improve facilities in Manila's four airports. The old Ninoy Aquino International Airport was once dubbed by a travel website as the worst in the world. -- Jasmin Romero, ABS-CBN News