The lease and concession agreement between MIAA and MIASCOR expired last March 31, 2017 but since then, their contract was renewed on a monthly basis.
Monreal gave MIASCOR 60-days to vacate the premises they are occupying.
In it’s appeal, MIASCOR stated the plight of the over 4,000 regular employees whose families will be affected by the order.
But Roque in a statement stressed cited the numerous pilferage and looting incidents at the Clark Airport and other airports serviced by MIASCOR.
“We have to look at the bigger picture: Our national interest is of paramount importance. In particular, we need to protect airport travelers from baggage theft, especially OFWs who work so hard to earn a living, and to make sure that potential tourists and investors are not turned off by such incidents at the airport,” he added.
For the displaced but qualified employees of MIASCOR, the government, according to Roque will help them get employment.
“The fact is the jobs are there so these will be filled up either by hiring new employees or get qualified staff from MIASCOR,” he said.
Duterte Thursday, warned the transport and airport officials that the next report of looting and pilferage will cause them their job.-Editha Z. Caduaya/Newsline.ph