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CEB’s malpractices

Thursday, July 5, 2012

CEB’s malpractices

Cebu Pacific Air, the airline firm controlled by the family of 86-year-old John Gokongwei who is reputedly among the richest men in the country with an estimated fortune of about $3.2 billion, is being subjected to a congressional investigation for alleged “business malpractices.”

This is in connection with its steadfast refusal to use the passenger tubes or air bridge facilities which were precisely installed by the architects when they were building the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 (NAIA 3) for the safety and convenience of the paying passengers allegedly because they trying to avoid shelling out the additional P7,000-service fee being charged by management for every flight.

Ever since Cebu Pacific shifted its base of operations from the Manila Domestic Airport to NAIA 3 sometime in 2010, sources claim there has never been one instance when the air bridge was used to accommodate travel-weary passengers in an incoming flight even if it was raining cats and dogs, which saved the company at least P300 million annually.

Well, it’s about time. We had already written about the issue sometime last year in this column, based on complaints we had received through e-mail, but nobody in government cared to listen. Until now..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/commentary/item/1099-ceb%E2%80%99s-malpractices

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