MANILA, Philippines — The Manila International Airport Authority on Thursday (June 4) appealed to locally stranded individuals returning to their respective provinces, not to proceed to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) unless they have confirmed flights.
In an advisory, General Manager Ed Monreal noted the overwhelming number of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) who came in groups at NAIA on Tuesday. The group later revealed that their alleged leader told them to proceed to Terminal 2 because a flight was on standby to bring them home to various parts of Visayas and Mindanao.
The group refused to leave the terminal saying they will just wait for a flight whenever it becomes available.
During their stay, they were provided with meals from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration as well as Malasakit kits from MIAA.
Monreal expressed concern over their situation as their prolonged stay outside the airport building poses risk to their health.
He appealed to all LSIs to make sure they have confirmed booking and valid tickets before proceeding to the airport to avoid going through the same experience.
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