Aquino summons DOTC, MIAA execs after airport blackout

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III met Monday in Malacanang officials from the Department of Transportation and Communications and Manila International Airport Authority after the power outage that hit the country's premier airport.

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the President specifically called Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya and MIAA general manager Jose Angel Honrado.

He said the two officials were directed to "adopt contingency measures to prevent the recurrence of the power outage that disrupted operations at NAIA Terminal 3 over the weekend."

Hundreds of local and international flights were cancelled or delayed due to the blackout that lasted for five hours. Thousands of passengers were stranded due to the incident.

"Airport authorities were also instructed to maintain vigilance so that the safety of travelers will be assured continuously," Coloma said. (SDR/Sunnex)
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