MANILA – The management of embattled flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) revealed the salaries of its disgruntled flight attendants in an effort to quash their claims of unjust compensation.

PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna hit the Flight Attendants and Stewards’ Association of the Philippines (Fasap) of deceiving the public on the “real” salaries and benefits of the cabin crew.

“Fasap claims their basic pay is below the government set minimum wage, but this is just a portion of their salary. The truth is they receive much, much more,” she said.

Fasap said an entry-level flight attendant only gets a monthly salary of P8,605, way below the minimum wage.

But Villaluna said the actual pay ranges from P33,000 to P75,000, which she referred as higher compared to other Philippine carriers.

A domestic cabin attendant gets P34,619 to P37,619 a month, including productivity pay, transportation allowance and rice allocation while an international cabin attendant receives P50,741 to P60,136.

A flight purser, on the other hand, gets P67,880 to P73,570.

"All this time Fasap presented a picture that is totally opposite reality. Fasap is free to show proof if the wages and benefits we have revealed are not true," said Villaluna. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)