Statement of Rep. Aglipay-Villar, Democratic Independent Workers’ Association Partylist Representative on the Power Outage Incident in The Ninoy Aquino International Airport 3

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Statement of Rep. Aglipay-Villar, Democratic Independent Workers’ Association Partylist Representative on the Power Outage Incident in The Ninoy Aquino International Airport 3

We call on the management to invest in long-term solutions and be more proactive in preventing another crisis. An in-depth, across-the-board vulnerability check on all international and domestic airports should be in order. We need to know the reason behind the lockdown. Is the problem administrative or technology specific? We need to assess our current capacity and infrastructure and propose a sustainable solution.
By anticipating the cause and providing a clear set of guidelines in case of emergencies such as a power outage, we do not only solve the problem, but we provide our constituents a right so basic that it need not be demanded.
Moving forward, we need to look into our ASEAN neighbors, and carefully assess our current capacity. It is only in admitting the faults in our system that we are able to integrate competitively in the international community.
Our passengers have the right to feel safe and secure when traveling and the government must ensure that this right is protected.