CLARK FREEPORT -- Six personnel of Miascor Aviation Services in Clark International Airport (CRK) are under investigation for allegedly stealing from a passenger’s bag.
Alexander Cauguiran, acting president of the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC), said the six ground handlers were placed under preventive suspension for the pilferage of the luggage of Jovinal Dela Cruz of Pandi, Bulacan.
CIAC withheld the names of the suspects pending the filing of administrative and criminal charges investigation by the airport authorities.
“I will also recommend to Miascor the termination from employment of the suspects,” Cauguiran said. “Measures are now being undertaken with airlines and ground handlers to ensure that the incident will not happen again.”
The CIAC chief said Miascor has compensated the passenger for the lost items amounting to P82,824.
Under his Facebook account Jov En Ros, Dela Cruz posted on January 10 his experience at Clark airport. The post went viral and earned the ire of netizens.
Upon the discovery of the lost items, Dela Cruz and his spouse, Rosemarie Campo Versoza, filed a complaint at the Clark Airport Police Station on January 10.
The couple told the airport police that they arrived from Singapore on board a Jet Star flight last December 23. They said they were informed by Pags agent Jobel Fernando that they will be notified once their three luggage and one box arrive in Clark.
However, no notification was sent to the passengers after more than two weeks, the police report prepared by Chief Inspector Adriano Junio Jr. stated.
“The complainants decided to go to Clark airport last January 10 for verification about their luggage that they believed was already lost. But to their surprise, they learned that their luggage were delivered in Clark on December 24, 2017,” Junio said.
“Upon claiming, they noticed that their luggage were damaged and found out that some items were missing,” he added.
Published in the SunStar Pampanga newspaper on January 11, 2018.
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