Pres. Duterte apologizes to victim of luggage pilferage, orders MIAA to terminate contract of MIASCOR

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  • MIAA terminates the contract of MIASCOR following Pres. Duterte’s order
  • MIAA ordered MIASCOR to vacate the airport complex and its terminals in 60 days
  • Duterte apologized to the victim of luggage pilferage incident at the Clark International Airport

The Manila International Airport Authority will no longer renew the contract of MIASCOR Groundhandling Corporation following President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to terminate its contract.

“Itong nangyari kahapon (what happened yesterday), I would demand that there will be justice instantly. Kung sino ‘yung provider (whoever is the provider)… service provider diyan (there), you terminate the contract and look for another one,” the Inquirer quoted the President as saying during a meeting with airport officials and other government heads in Malacañang on Thursday, January 18.

The President made it known that he does not want a repeat of the luggage pilferage incident where a returning overseas Filipino worker from Canada identified as Jovinal de la Cruz lost items worth P82,000 at the Clark International Airport.

MIAA sent a written notice addressed to MIASCOR president Fidel Herman Reyes ordering the groundhandling company to vacate the airport complex and its terminals in 60 days.

President Duterte apologized to De la Cruz and ordered airport officials to contact him and apologize.

“So I would also demand that the airport authorities should call the complainant and make amends, maybe in public to apologize for the sloppy job that we are doing. Matagal na kasi ito eh (this has been long enough). So I deeply apologize. We will pay whatever your losses,” the President said.