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CAAP- Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) settled (Nov.3, 2017) its PhP6 billion unpaid air navigational charges to the national government, which were incurred since 1970's up to 30 July 2017.

Atty. Clara De Castro, PAL Vice President for Legal Affairs, brought the company checks to the office of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) in Pasay to settle its financial obligations to the government.

 

(From left) DOTr Undersecretary for Legal Affairs and Procurement Reinier Paul Yebra, Assistant Secretary for Communications Leah Quiambao, Undersecretary for Aviation and Airports Manuel Antonio L. Tamayo, CAAP Chief Accountant Raul Eusebio, MIAA Chief-of-Staff, Raul Austria, PAL Vice President for Legal Affairs Atty. Clara De Castro, MIAA Assistant General Manager for Finance and Administration Arlene Britanico and PAL Internal Counsel Atty. Deogracias Grafil. 

The check amounting to PhP 5, 677,887,615 was turned over to CAAP Chief Accountant Raul Eusebio. On the other hand, the check worth PhP 258, 594,230.33, net of taxes, was turned over to Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) Assistant General Manager for Finance and Administration Arlene Britanico.

The turn over of checks was likewise witnessed by DOTr Undersecretary for Aviation and Airports Manuel Antonio L. Tamayo, Undersecretary for Legal Affairs and Procurement Reinier Paul Yebra, and Assistant Secretary for Communications Leah Quiambao.

PAL's payment was made earlier than the December 2017 deadline.