“There should be compensation for the affected passengers and the fine should not go to the government because they have not acted on similar complaints for so long. Also the compensation for each passenger should at least be equal to his/her air fare,” Bayan Muna Party-list Representative Neri Colmenares said.
Colmenares added that PhP52.211 million fine “is nothing compared to the P2.1 billion net profit of Cebu Pacific in 2014. And a mere slap on the wrist for their continuing offenses.”
House Transportation Committee, chaired by Catanduanes Representative Cesar Sarmiento, will hold hearing regarding the incident last December 24 to 26 that affected approximately 10,000 passengers.
Cebu Pacific Chief Executive Officer and President Lance Gokongwei is set to attend the hearing.