Muling kinalampag ni Cagayan de Oro City 2nd District Representative Rufus Rodriguez ang mga kasamahang mambabatas para dinggin ang resolusyong kaniyang inihain na nananawagan sa suspension ng legislative franchise ng Cebu Pacific.
Ayon kay Rodriguez marami pa rin siyang natatanggap na reklamo kaugnay sa serbisyo ng airline carrier—ang iba mula mismo sa mga opisyal ng pamahalaan gaya ng mga kapwa kongresista.
Diin ng mambabatas Hulyo pa niya inihain ang panukala ngunit wala pang ipinapatawag na pagdinig ang Committee on Legislative Franchises at Committee on Transportation kaugnay dito.
“I filed Resolution No. 1101 last June 26 in view of such complaints. It has been more than two months and no public hearing has been held. So I am appealing to the Committee on Legislative Franchises and the Committee on Transportation to already set the resolution for hearing. This is a matter of urgent public concern because of tens of thousands of passengers affected. We should address it ASAP or people might suspect that something is amiss, something is not right,” diin ni Rodriguez.
Bagamat welcome para kay Rodriguez ang ilan sa pagbabagong ipinatupad ng Cebu Pacific tulad ng non-expiration ng travel fund kailangan pa ring tugunan ng kompanya ang madalas na pagkansela ng flight at ang issue ng overbooking pati ang polisiya sa luggages.
“I welcome the changes to travel fund and voucher policies such as no expiration of travel funds and longer travel voucher validity. But I’d like Cebu Pacific to report to the public on the frequency of its flight cancellations, if there are lesser passengers being bumped off due to overbooking, if there are fewer delays in flight departures. They should also explain and justify their idiotic policies on accompanying and checked-in luggage. If a passenger buys a 20-kilo luggage, the luggage should only be one. This has forced passengers at the airport to tie two pieces of luggage into one,” dagdag ng mambabatas. | ulat ni Kathleen Jean Forbes