• MIAA general manager charged with graft


    Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Jose Angel Honrado has been charged with graft and corrupt practices before the Office of the Ombudsman.

    In an eight-page complaint affidavit, lawyer Ramil Joselito Tamayo, founder of Koalisyon Kontra Katiwalian, recently asked the Office of the Ombudsman to investigate the alleged violation of the Constitution committed by Honrado and other MIAA officials, after awarding a contract for the ground handling of NAIA Terminals 1 and 3 to DNata Inc., which according to documents from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), is 100 percent owned by foreigners from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

    It was learned that Dnata Inc., headed by Garry Chapman, has been managing the ground handling services in NAIA 1 and 3 since 1998, and continued during the term of Honrado.

    Besides Honrado, also slapped with graft charges before the Ombudsman were Vicente Guerzon, MIAA assistant general manager; Ma. Perla Dumo, Officer-in-Charge MIAA legal office; and Margaret Yu, director and general manager of Dnata Inc.

    The Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act covers violations of Section 3 of Republic Act 3019 and Section 4 of RA 6730.

    Tamayo said the management of the ground handling services of NAIA Teminals 1 and 3, which are public utility services, should be given to Filipinos only or a company with 60 percent Filipino ownership.


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    1. Atty R. Cruz on

      Thru my research, dnata inc is lawfuly registered with SEC with foreign ownership. Airport groundhandling services is not public utilty and its not included in the negative list. So what graft and corruption are you talking about? Its easy to file a case but winning the case is something else….

    2. Surely a charge of graft (as so described in your report) must show personal gain. Is this alleged here, or is it merely the issue of foreign ownership of the company?