Montano Expresses Displeasure After NAIA Runway Closure

Cesar Montano
PHOTO: Screengrab from Cesar Montano video

On Monday, July 18, “Ang Probinsyano” actor Cesar Montano expressed his displeasure through a Facebook video when NAIA management conducted a flight re-route following the temporary runway closure ordered by Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA). All flights scheduled from 4 PM until 11 PM in NAIA were diverted to Clark International Airport.

The emergency situation was caused by a crack that was discovered earlier in the morning. However, its size had considerably increased after the number of planes that had operated during the day. It had measured five inches deep and nine meters long on the asphalt before the closure was ordered. According to MIAA’s General Manager Ed Monreal, this action was to ensure the safety of the passengers and aircrafts from unfortunate incidents.

Montano’s main ire lay with the inconvenience succeeding the unforeseen turn of events. According to his account, as shown on the video, he and all the passengers aboard the Philippine Airlines’ flight 454 experienced being stranded for four hours, while management did not fulfill their promise of a hot meal as compensation. Instead, only packets of biscuits were distributed to the passengers, causing several of them to faint from hunger. Deplaning became an even tougher feat in the situation, especially since there were not enough buses to attend to them.

PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna explained that the staggering number of passengers posed logistical challenges at Clark International Airport, seeing as thousands of people were present at that moment. “Hindi makatao itong ginawa nila sa amin,” Montano said. “Kung concern nila ang mga tao at priority nila ang safety ng passengers, they should amend their policy.”

Meanwhile, Transportation Secretary Art Tugade took responsibility for the incident and asked that the people accept his apology. He also said that he and his people would do their best to keep this from happening again. Furthermore, the Department of Transportation has stated that the runway will be immediately repaired to prevent further deterioration.

Comments

  1. Am a peace loving person miguel at may takot sa Dios ayaw ko lang ng sinungaling . Nag komento lang po sa kasinungalingan. May opposite Ito alam mo ba kung ano?

  2. Rends and cleven. Nagtataka lang. Ipinagmalaki kasi ni bato at ni duterti na walang drug sa Davao. Do you think I believe on them? That’s why I said iligpit ang mga sinungaling. Tanga sinungaling. Kung anong kapalpakan ng present admin huwag isisi old admin. Palusot?

  3. Asphalt is soft, cement is slippery. Problems

  4. Di bale na ma istranded ako ng isang araw bastat ligtas ako,
    kisa naman isusugal mo ang buhay mo sa kapahamakan para
    lang di ka maistranded. Mag isip nga kayo! Ang lalakas mambatikos
    kasi wala pang trahidya na nangyari. Pero kung pinilit yun ng piloto,
    hinde siya bumalik at nahulog ang eroplano. Lalong napakalaking
    batikos din ang mangyayari nun. Sabihin naman, alam na may sira
    tumuloy pa rin. Mga gung gong talaga ang ibang pasaherong pinoy.
    Hoy!!! Ayusin nyu nga ang mga pag iisip nyu!

  5. Oo nga KSP..palibhasa hindi maxadong sikat kaya nagppapansin,hehe

  6. papansin buti sana kung sinadya yan para rin naman sa kaligtasan ninyu yan engot na cesar

  7. Di ba may sira yon runway (?) dahil natuklap yon aspalto, ikaw ba gusto mong may maaksidente na maraming buhay madadamay o kanselahin ang flight wag sana self interest tignan mo rin karamihan di lang ikaw naperhwisyo at saka wag puna ng puna isipin kung ano maiitulong mo dapat creative not destructive .

  8. Nagpapansin lang siya para masabing sikat siya.
    Buti nga delayed lang ang flight at hindi accident ang nangyari.

  9. Maraming airport, may nia 1,2,3 kasi magulo Ang sistema kahit international flight NASA domestic naka landing pinaghalohalo.

  10. HAY NAKU..mas mabuti nga naakapan krelamo kau don kau ky panu si nman nila alam yan kanyan ng yari..panu kung my ng yaris sa inyu sinu sisihin sasabihin pabaya ung bago upo jan.

  11. Ibalik sa. Mia ang naia laging nagkakaproblema bka hanggang ngaun may corruption pa dyan o kaya palitan na ang humahawak dyan suggest lng

  12. Buti nga nakalapag pa sa lupa yang eroplanong sinasakyan nyo
    Kong bumagsak yan PATAY kayong lahat ng nasa eroplano. Gonggong

  13. KASI NAMAN, MATUTO KANG SUMAKAY NG BUS NG MARAMDAMAN MO KUNG PAANO ….SUSME NAMAN !!!!!!!!!! DAPAT ANG SISIHIN MO EH YUNG NAKARAANG ADMINISTRASYON KASI WALA SILANG MALASAKIT PARA AYUSIN ANG NAIA…PANGALAN PA NAMAN NG TATAY NYANG HERO KUNO EH PALPAK NAMAN….SUSME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Though it was a unwanted situation, the airline should compensate to the people stranded there. So they cud keep good relationship with the customers.

  15. Di bakit ilang araw pa lng nakakaupo ang manga Kalihim ng administration ginawa na at naabutan lng anu gusto ninyu ipag sapalaran ang buhay ninyu di ginusto ang nag yari pasalamat nga agad nakita anu gusto ninyu buhay kayu kaya sa ibang runway na ibaba o isa sapalaran ninyu ang buhay ninyu sa sir ang runway

  16. D talaga maiwasan delayed flight and flight cancellation lalo na kon bad weather sa pinangalingan ng plane. Tapos marami incoming and outgoing flights maghintay ka talaga sa himpapawid o sa runway kasi nauna na yung iba flights mabigyan ng go signal to take off o kay landing. Wala lang kasi tayong pasensya d makapaghintay. D lang isang eroplano minamanage ng airport marami iba international flights pa. Cool lang mga friends.

  17. Oo nga eh masyadong OA magpapa especial treatment yata, dakdak ng dakdak. Baka gusto magpa appoint kay duterte ng pwesto hahaha..sakit na kc sa tenga bunganga nya.

  18. Mga sinungsling. Ang sabi walang drugs sa Davao. Bakit sa tv5 this evening news siksikan na daw sa kulungan…..Bato bago sa langit ang mga sinungaling iligpit. I have read it on lower cuption sa TV

  19. MR MONTANO,BLAME THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION FOR THEIR CORRUPTION!!!!HE,HE BY NOT DOING THEIR JOB,ESPECIALLY ABAYA BAYARAN.HE MADE A GIGANTIC MESS DURING HIS TERM AS A CABINET SEXRETARY.!!!!#=/+

  20. Anong problema mo! Pinatuloy at lahat kayo nadisgrasya?! Ingay mo!!

  21. Gusto mo yatang magpakamatay..ikaw na lng…

  22. Suz buti pang delay ka sa ma aksidenti

  23. Hindi nman kailangan ng POLICY nasira eh d ayusin kay sa nman marami mabaguk ang ulo

  24. Nakakulong na yan di ba? bka magalit si Cardo!

  25. ngapapa sikat lng cgro,laos n kc e.

  26. Tama ka Eduardo Lara. Makadale lang yang si montano. Akala mo’y kung sino.

  27. nag paliwanag n ang bagong head ng NAIA pero kung tutuusin dpat isisi yan sa mga nkaraan admin.under his management lng nacira..kya nga inaksyonan agad pra sa safety ng mga pasahero…nood dn ng News pg my time

  28. guys di lang c cesar ang madalas mgreklamo about dyan sa runway. madami na lalo na pg trafic ang tagal sa ere mga eroplano paikot-ikot lang minsan nagdidivert na lang sa clark o kya cebu. maliit kc ang airport ntn.

  29. pare-pareho clang my punto…

  30. Naatraso lng nagreklamo na. Pagawa ka runway nyo na d nasisira.

  31. Which would you choose, your safety or not being delayed? Any sane person would understand the reason for the delay and those self centered ones would whine like they’re the important people, wag laging sobrang pabebe

  32. FIRST THEY DO THAT FOR YOUR SAFETY…OUR
    SAFETY.IF SOMETHING HAPPENED TO US…AND
    THEY DID NOT DO THAT ….YOU WILL AGAIN
    SAY THAT THEY DID NOT DO ANYTHING FOR
    OUR SAFETY.SO, WHICH DO YOU PREFER???
    REMEMBER…Mr.Montano….it is only a month
    that we are having these CHANGES.And this
    CHANGES …needs…SACRIFICES,ACCEPTANCE..
    AND EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED!!! Just saying…

  33. Pagmy ngyare sisihin dn ang gobyerno..prevention is better than cure sir..

  34. Mga demanding,,nagsorry n nga e,ipapaayos n nga dumakdak p ng dumakdak!!!mag suggest n lng kyo kung ano makakabuti,,,

  35. Huli sya sa balita, manood kasi dapat sa news pg may time…hehehe!….

  36. Bsta celebreties paimportante kc ckat eh mkitid lng din utak kng nkita b agad un bkt hnd ggwin agad dpt sya lng skay ng eroplano pra kng ano man sya nlng madedo hahaha……

  37. Mag demanda kanalang dami mo dakdak.

  38. Gago..Phil Airlines sinabihan nya

  39. Media are twisting information he was refering to PAL

  40. Walang may gustong nangyari dun. Buti nga naagapan keysa naman may maaksidente.

  41. Better delayed flight
    Mr. Montano kaysa naman
    Maagang mawala sa mins ng ibabaw
    Safety first…intiendes!!!

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