Stranded passengers near airport urged to stay off streets as flights not resuming soon


Posted at Jun 24 2020 07:48 PM

MANILA – Stranded passengers staying in waiting sheds, center island, and sidewalks along Andrews Avenue near Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) were urged to return to leave the area as flights to their provincial homes have yet to resume anytime soon. 

Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano also appealed to airline companies, to NAIA and even to the Department of Interior and Local Government to strengthen information drive regarding flight schedules so that passengers would not take their chance waiting for available flights out in the street. 
“Kanina nakipag-coordinate tayo sa kapulisan at DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development) na kung puwede po pakiusapan sila tutal July pa naman pa ang flight at talagang wala tayong magagawa," Rubiano said. 

They are also coordinating with the receiving LGUs and even to congressmen to help provide immediate flights to stranded passengers. 

“Hahatid namin sila kung saan sila nag-stay na LGU at baka-sakali mabigyan din namin sila ng food packs para sa paghintay nila meron din sila kahit papaano makatawid po,” said Rubiano in an interview on Teleradyo’s Failon Ngayon. 

Rubiano said that local social welfare officers and even psychologists are helping explain the situation to stranded passengers. 

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