NO MORE WATER. It was a completely different scene last July 31. The heavy downpour and crosswinds caused minor flooding at heel level at the Passenger Drop-Off Zone and the Link Bridge of Terminal 2’s departure area. (Contributed photo / GMCAC)
GENERAL Manager Steve Dicdican of Mactan-Cebu International Airport authority (MCIAA) has issued a memorandum to all Regional Management Council (RMC) 7 members to prioritize public safety against terrorists.
Dicdican announced yesterday that they are intensifying security checks and observing heightened alert status at the Mactan airport premises following the directive of DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade in the wake of the bombings in Basilan that killed 10 people.
RMC 7 is composed of agencies attached to the Department of Transportation like the MCIAA, Office for Transportation Security, Cebu Port Authority, Philippine Ports Authority, Philippine Coast Guard, Land Transportation Office and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board.
Dicdican emphasized the need for inter-agency cooperation against any threat to public order and security.
“Our facilities must be kept protected from any incident caused by inadequate security measures and lapses in our security procedures. Our task necessarily includes protection of human lives and properties,” Dicdican said.
Meanwhile, the GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. announced that the flooding at the Terminal 2 will be rectified once they correct the gutter installation.
Last July 31, heavy downpour and crosswinds brought excess rainwater to the Passenger Drop-Off Zone and Link Bridge of the departure area, causing minor flooding at heel level. The incident was captured on social media.
As soon as they’re done, rainwater from the Link Bridge canopy will flow to the drainage system.