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Strike Revilla: Xiamen mishap shows Philippines’ aviation weaknesses

Cavite 2nd District Representative Strike Revilla said the crash landing of Xiamen Air Flight MF8667 last August 16 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) once again showed the country’s weaknesses in the aviation industry.

The Cavite politiko said despite the improvements in NAIA’s terminals, there is still only one airport used for big airplanes.

“Sa kabila ng mga bago at ipinaa­yos nating mga terminal, ay nag-iisa pa rin ang ating runway para sa mga malalaking eroplano na ginagamit sa mga international flight,” Revilla said.

“Ayan nga at biglang hindi ito magamit at wala na ngang magawa kundi antayin na muli itong mabuksan,” he added.

Revilla said airport authorities cannot be blamed for the inconvenience.

“Wala naman tala­gang may gusto sa nangyari, ngunit muli nitong ipinakita ang kahinaan at kakulangan natin sa larangan ng paliparan,” he said.