Miascor Groundhandling Corporation (Miascor ), the ground handler accused of airport pilferages at the Clark International Airport is fighting to keep its operations in Cebu.
Miascor filed a court injunction in Lapu-Lapu City to compel GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) to honor their contract and allow the former to continue operations and maintain the jobs of 600 workers.
Miascor ’s performance in Cebu has been “exemplary” for the past 27 years with no recorded case of pilferage. It currently handles over 70 percent of the Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA)’s ground handling operations.
Now, Miascor is taking GMCAC to court for the welfare of our almost 600 employees who will be affected, according to Atty. Earl Versoza, Miascor General Manager for Visayas and Mindanao.
Miascor wants the airport operator to honor its Letter of Award and issue a license to perform ground handling operations at the MCIAA.
Miascor said it has complied with all the conditions within the specified period as stated in the Letter of Award, and has in fact, purchased hundreds of millions worth of brand-new equipment to meet its obligations.
“There is also no truth to the claim that Miascor is responsible for 18 out of the 33 alleged pilferage cases during the past two years as reported by the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA),” says Atty. Versoza.
“We have already written MIAA a letter requesting them to share their findings but we have yet to get a response. Based on our records, only two pilferage cases can be attributed to Miascor and the company acted quickly, together with the airport authorities, to address the situation,” he explained.