By Ariel Fernandez
Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) is distributing a limited number of “Malasakit Help Kits” in various airports throughout the country for the Undas holiday.
Malasakit Help Desks (MHDs) welcomed arriving passengers, especially senior citizens, persons with disability (PWD), pregnant women, and adults with children, with freebies and personal care products such as towels, portable battery-operated fans, hand sanitizers, wet wipes, bottled water, and some snacks.
Malasakit Help Kit distribution is now ongoing at CAAP-operated airports in Puerto Princesa, Kalibo, Bohol-Panglao, Laguindingan, Davao, General Santos, Butuan, Dipolog, Busuanga, Masbate, Pagadian, Ozamiz, Siargao, Surigao, Camiguin, Laoag, Tuguegarao, Lagazpi, Bacolod, Iloilo, Dumaguete, Roxas, Tacloban, Zamboanga, San Vicente, Virac, Naga, Romblon, and Marinduque.
The initiative, spearheaded by Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, aims to show appreciation for passengers through tokens of gratitude that will make their travel more convenient and comfortable. The activity has been set up since this June’s Father’s Day and will be continued during the coming special occasions and holidays in the country.
CAAP Director General Capt. Jim Sydiongco was also at Tacloban Airport to personally hand out the kits to arriving passengers and monitor airport operations during the holiday.
The CAAP regularly provides kits to those in need and especially during flight disruptions to ensure passenger convenience. The CAAP hopes that this small gesture of gratitude and appreciation will bring a measure of comfort and convenience to travelers this Undas.