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Kasabwat ng ‘Maleta Gang’? Duterte terminates MIASCOR’s contract


President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the termination of aviation services provider MIASCOR’s contract with airports after two returning overseas Filipino workers lost the contents of their luggage worth P82,000 due to theft.

Duterte issued the order in his dialogue with officials of the Clark International Airport Thursday.

“I would demand that there will be justice instantly. Kung sino ‘yung provider, service provider diyan, you terminate the contract and look for another one. And so for the other airports in the country, I do not want it repeated ever again,” he said.

Also in attendance at the meeting at Malacañang Park were victims Jovinal Dela Cruz and Rosemary Verzosa, who were victimized by the theft.

Dela Cruz arrived on December 23, 2017 but his luggage arrived the following day. It was only on January 10 that he was allowed to claim it.

To his surprise, he found his luggage torn and the zippers broken. His balikbayan box was virtually empty.

Clark International Airport Corp. Acting President Alexander Cauguiran said six employees of MIASCOR owned up to the theft. They have been relieved following the incident.

When Duterte told Dela Cruz and Verzosa that the government will pay for their losses, Cauguiran said they were already paid back.

Instead of being satisfied, Duterte was irked by Cauguiran’s response.

“Walang areglo diyan. Pag hindi, parusahan ko kayo. Kung hindi ninyo gawin, ako ang papatay diyan. Isa-salvage,” he said of the erring employees.

According to its website, MIASCOR has been providing full aviation services since 1974. Its core businesses are in ground handling, cargo handling and warehousing, and in-flight catering.

Aside from Clark, MIASCOR services the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and airports in Cebu, Davao and Kalibo.