BI ready for passengers of flights diverted to Naia from Clark

/ 09:26 PM April 23, 2019
Clark International Airport may partially operate today — CEO

A magnitude 6.1 quake that shook parts of Luzon on Monday, April 22, 2019, inflicted heavy damage to the Clark International Airport. (Contributed photo)

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) expressed readiness in servicing passengers of flights diverted from Clark International Airport (CIA).

Clark, which is in Pampanga, was heavily damaged by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake that jolted parts of Luzon Monday afternoon.


READ: Clark International Airport heavily damaged by quake

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the BI said its officials at Naia made an assurance that it had enough manpower to serve passengers of the diverted flights.

Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente has instructed Grifton Medina, BI Port Operations Division chief, to extend the ban on the filing of vacation leaves by BI personnel at the NAIA, particularly those performing counter duties, for an indefinite period.

“I have asked our primary line officers to extend the period of their sacrifice in the name of public service,” Medina said. “Their services are much needed now with the influx of more passengers as a result of flight diversions from the Clark airport.”

Medina noted that the extension of the said ban would “ensure the uninterrupted delivery of service to the traveling public.”

“We received reports that the repairs on the Clark airport are almost completed, so we expect to return to normal operations soon,” he added.


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