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Bacolod City, PhilippinesTuesday, June 4, 2013
Airline passengers urged:
Fight for rights under law

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines yesterday urged the passengers of at least 45 cancelled flights to and from Davao International Airport to avail of the privileges provided under the new air passengers bill of right.

”If there are airlines not complying this bill of right, we ask passengers to write their complaints to the implementing agencies,” CAAP deputy director general Capt. John Andrews said in a press conference yesterday.

Andrews said the airlines that cancelled their flights due to runway obstruction at the Davao airport should provide all the affected passengers with meals and accommodation.

PAL seeks ‘understanding’

Philippine Airlines yesterday sought the understanding of its passengers for the cancellation of its flights to and from Davao after a Cebu Pacific aircraft, overshot the runway of the Davao International Airport and caused obstruction, the company said in a press release.

PAL  said it upgraded flights to a wide-bodied aircraft for its General Santos-Manila flight to accommodate passengers from Davao who are willing to be re-routed to General Santos.

PAL advised affected passengers to contact the airline’s representative in Davao, Branch Manager Andy Mandanas, or Supervisor Ephraim Fernandez, with office numbers (082)234-0073 local 2728) and signify their willingness to take the Gen Santos route going to Manila.

URC Sugar marks 25 years

Universal Robina Corporation recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its sugar division, a press release from the company said.

The milestone, was marked at the URC-Southern Negros Development Corporation in Kabankalan, Negros Occidental, and Universal Robina Sugar Milling Corp. in Manjuyod, Negros Oriental, its very first sugar mill.

“We are ready to face the challenges ahead. We can do this if we all work together,” Lance Gokongwei, president and chief operating officer of JG Summit Holdings Inc., said during the anniversary celebration.

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