Mr. Speaker, and Fellow Legislators:
Philippine Airlines, the crown jewel of the Philippine aviation industry is once again in amess. PAL is our flag-carrier and it provides critical services not only in transporting passengers but also goods, patients, mails, equipment, monies and other important items locally and internationally.
PAL serves as our number one hospital run, bank run, mail run and even military run among other critical services that it provides for our nation.It cannot be overemphasized that PAL is an enterprise that is vested with public interest. We must all help in finding ways to prevent the situation in the airline to further deteriorate. Everyone one of us has a stake in the future of PAL.