Pres. Duterte Orders the Termination of MIASCOR After Clark Airport Incident

Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal announced that they have already issued the non-renewal of the Lease and Concession Agreement between MIAA and MIASCOR Groundhandling Corporation today, 19 January 2018.


The cancellation of the MIASCOR agreement after a meeting between Pres. Duterte, Clark InternationalCorp. Acting President Alexander Cauguiran, airport and transport officials and victim Jovinal dela Cruz in MalacaƱang on Thursday.

The President ordered the termination of the contract of aviation service provider MIASCOR following a luggage theft incident at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga.

In an interview with some media, Pres. Duterte was quoted as saying "Itong nangyari kahapon, I would demand that there will be justice instantly. Kung sino ‘yung provider, service provider diyan, you terminate the contract and look for another one,” Duterte said.

Pres. Duterte added further that “And so for the other airports in the country, I do not want it repeated ever again. Bahala na ‘yung sabihin na nag-import kayo ng tractor diyan o… I could even just look the other way around,” he added.

The Clark Airport incident made headlines on social and mainstream media after Jovinal dela Cruz uploaded a video on Facebook where he expressed his dismay after he discovered his luggage and boxes were pilfered. Six employees of Miascor at Clark International Airport were terminated and were facing administrative charges because of the incident.

MIASCOR is a full aviation services provider in the Philippines. Founded in 1974, it offers its airline clients a complete suite of services ranging from below- and above-the wing services. Its core businesses are in ground handling, cargo handling and warehousing, and in-flight catering, according to its website.

Source: DOTr / PNA

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