MANILA -- A party-list group lawmaker expressed concern over the move of Cebu Pacific to make its flight attendants dance while demonstrating the safety features of the plane.

Bayan Muna Representative Teddy Casiño said it is not in the interest of safety professionals to be made to dance before their clients and worse because this makes the flight attendants more vulnerable to sexist stereotyping.

A video uploaded on Youtube.com, supposedly taken by a Cebu Pacific Airlines passenger showing flight attendants (FAs) dancing to the tune of pop songs while instructing passengers on the safety precautions and protocol, has been called "demeaning and undignified" by the Flight Attendants and Stewards Association of the Philippines (Fasap).

Casiño argued that FAs dancing before passengers violates not only the Magna Carta for Women and the airline safety standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization but also the Labor Code.

"We support the position taken by Fasap...It was certainly not what the flight attendants ever thought of doing when they applied for work,” he added. (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)