Written by: Jay-ar M. Arante
The president of Kalibo International Airport Transportation Association (KIATA) was called to the session of the Town Council of Malay.
This was after passengers travelling from Kalibo Airport going to Boracay's complaint, reached the Town Council about drivers of KIATA’s vans.
Allegedly, the drivers of the association overcharge passengers and claim that passengers no longer have to pay at the Caticlan Jetty port.
However, the information that reached Town Council Member Jupiter Gallenero was contrary.
According to Gallenero, the passengers are still charged for a fee at the Jetty Port, and when the passengers look for the driver to clear matters about the payment, the driver hastily leaves its passengers.
Regarding this, KIATA President Noemi Panado right away clarified that only two hundred fifty pesos (P250) is the charge for each passenger, which already includes the boat fee at the Jetty port when going to Boracay.
Panado claimed that she did not have an idea on the complaints on their drivers and said that she will investigate the matter.
The Local Government of Malay on the other hand is hopeful that no more complaints on such matter would be received since, allegedly, it destroys the image of Boracay.
Translated/Edited by: Rodel J. Abalus