PAL flies an all-female flight to Guam

MANILA. A selfie before boarding the aircraft. (Photo from PAL)
MANILA. A selfie before boarding the aircraft. (Photo from PAL)

PHILIPPINE Airlines (PAL) flew an all-female flight crew for its March 22 PR110 Manila-Guam and March 24 PR111 Guam-Manila flights to participate in the celebration of International Women's Month.

In command of the flight to Guam was Captain Emmie Inciong-Ragasa, assisted by First Officer (FO) Lilybeth Tan-Ng.

The all-women cabin crew team, led by flight purser Edrose Mae Tang, had flight attendants (FA) Gladys Lim, Frances Anne Alindogan, Verona Rae Salangsang, Ana Beatriz Alvarez, and Pamela Jaine Sta. Ana in its roster.

Captain Hidelina Patrimonio and Tan-Ng were in command of the flight to Manila via PR111 Friday, March 24.

A water salute, organized by PAL Guam and the Guam Airport Authority, greeted flight PR110 upon its arrival at Guam International Airport.

To inspire more women around the globe, PAL's all-female flight crew participated in the Global Women's forum held at the Guam Airport, where Tan-Ng, who is also PAL'S AVP on Pilot Affairs, said in her speech, "Philippine Airlines is an equal opportunity company. PAL's culture of inclusivity has empowered the female members of the workforce to lend their voices, talent and creativity for the good of the Organization."

"What a great way to celebrate women empowerment. Our all-female flight is an inspiring and exhilarating experience," she said when asked to describe the milestone flight journey.

As part of her inspirational message, she said: "We -- as women -- do not exist in a box. We evolve amid the challenges of the times. We are strong and resilient. We support fellow women and we co-exist with all of humanity. We embrace inclusively." (PR)


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