HOUSE Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Wednesday, February 14, scolded the president of flag carrier Cebu Pacific Air over alleged cost-cutting practices that have endangered passengers with disabilities, senior citizens and children.
Among these alleged practices is the non-use of the passenger boarding bridge.
During the hearing of the House transportation committee on Wednesday, Alvarez accused Cebu Pacific of putting higher priority on making profit than ensuring the convenience of its clients.
“I’ve seen it myself. May tube, hindi ninyo ginamit. Kawawa yung pasahero dala-dala yung anak. Umuulan, basang basa yung bata. Pinagalitan ko yung flight attendant. Sabi niya sir wala akong magagawa yun ang utos ng management, hindi gagamit ng tube,” Alvarez said.
“Pinapag-lakad nila yung mga pasahero, bababa-aakyat. So pano yung mga disabled, pano yung matatatanda, paano yung maysakit? Imbes na komportable sila na sumakay sa eroplano by using the tube—kasi diretso yan