Stranded airline passengers in Metro Manila receive help anew


Posted at Jun 14 2020 04:23 PM | Updated as of Jun 14 2020 04:24 PM

Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. is among the private companies that has extended help to stranded passengers in Pasay City. Handout photo

MANILA, Philippines - Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. (BAVI) again extended a helping hand to the locally stranded individuals in Pasay City on Saturday.

Close to 400 individuals who are awaiting flights to their respective home provinces are still staying at the Villamor Air Base and Philippine State College of Aeronautics.

Chooks-to-Go provided warm meals for the stranded passengers, with BAVI President Ronald Mascariñas vowing to continue the provision until all of them have returned home.

"The least we can do is keep them strong and satiated as they continue their difficult journey back to their hometowns," Mascariñas said in a statement. "May they find comfort in the simple meals we've shared."

Mascariñas and BAVI provided hot meals to the individuals stranded outside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport last Thursday. 

Since the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic, BAVI said it has been supporting frontliners and vulnerable communities that are heavily impacted by the quarantine. They have donated chicken and poultry products fit for nearly 400,000 meals.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development has been monitoring the individuals, some of whom were forced to seek shelter below the NAIA Expressway when their flights back to their provinces were cancelled. 

The individuals have been provided with sleeping and hygiene kits, while non-government organizations and private individuals have been providing food and water.