Cebu Pacific to Provide Airlift Support to Wounded Government Troops & Increase their Baggage Allowance


One of the country's largest domestic airline, Cebu Pacific Air announced that they will be providing airlift support to government troops such as members of the PNP and AFP personnel who were wounded in action while fighting against the terrorist groups in Marawi City.



Aside from the free airlift on Cebu Pacific flights, the Wounded in Action (WIA) government troops will also get an additional free baggage allowance of up to 40 kilograms.

The announcement of Cebu Pacific came out after the viral incident of an AirAsia flight who refused to increase the baggage allowance of the three soldiers which resulted to the announcement of the company to increase the baggage allowance of government troops traveling with AirAsia.

The gestures of Cebu Pacific is in cooperation with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP). This initiative aims to augment air support by the Philippine Air Force by helping move wounded government troops from field hospitals in the area to larger medical facilities of the AFP.


Marine Col. Edgard Arevalo, Chief of the AFP's Public Affairs Office thanks the gestures of Cebu Pacific as he was quoted as saying "It is with deep gratitude that we accept this kind gesture of support by Cebu Pacific led by its President and CEO, Mr. Lance Gokongwei, in the airlift of our heroes Wounded in Action in Marawi. This will just afford our troops immediate treatment in hospitals that offer better facilities to aid their speedy recovery, but a meaningful gesture to make your Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, and Marines feel that their sacrifices are being recognized and appreciated," Col. Arevalo stated.

Police Chief Superintendent Dionardo Carlos, Chief of the PNP Public Information Office also released the following statement:

"The officers and rank-and-file of the Philippine National Police and our families are grateful for this magnanimous expression of kindness and compassion by the management of Cebu Pacific to provide life-saving medical evacuation to policemen who are wounded in fighting local terrorists in Mindanao. This is not the first time that Cebu Pacific extended a helping hand to our troops. We cannot thank them enough for keeping the Filipino spirit of ‘Bayanihan’ alive in such crucial time of emergency,"

Cebu Pacific also announced that on top of the airlifting of WIA government troops, CEB is also airlifting cargo of relief goods and other humanitarian assistance for affected residents. They will continue to provide free cargo support for relief goods and other essential items for displace residents of Marawi City and adjacent areas from various organizations, most notably the DSWD.

Source: Philippine News Agency (PNA)


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