Airline companies to maintain cleanliness of NAIA restrooms

Change has come at NAIA. Airline companies will now maintain the cleanliness of toilets at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

This after the Department of Transportation and leading carriers signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on Airport Upkeep.

Here's the full report from the Philippine Information Agency:

MANILA, July 9 - The Department of Transportation, led by Secretary Arthur P. Tugade, recently, forged a pioneering cooperative agreement with leading Philippine carriers for the upkeep of Manila Airport Terminals.

The MOA signing conducted on July 7, marks the start of cooperation between the current administration and the private sector, a cooperation that is aimed at the common goal of delivering improved services to the riding public.

In attendance during the signing ceremony, aside from Secretary Tugade, were Undersecretary for Aviation and Airports Roberto C.O. Lim, MIAA’s General Manager Mr. Ed Monreal, Philippine Airlines’ President and COO Mr. Jaime J. Bautista, Cebu Pacific’s President and CEO Mr. Lance Y. Gokongwei, Philippines AirAsia’s COO Capt. Dexter M. Comendador, PAL express’ President Mr. Bonifacio U. Sam, Cebgo’s President and CEO Michael Ivan S. Shau, and Philippine Airport Ground Support Solutions’ AVP for Finance and Administration Leah de Guzman Jover.

Under the agreement, the Philippine carriers committed to undertake at no cost to the government the maintenance and upkeep of public restrooms at the four terminals under the management of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA).

The Secretary is confident that the complaints of the general riding public regarding the condition of public restrooms at the main gateway of the Philippines will be addressed by improving the facilities to the level of international standards.

Secretary Tugade emphasized that this move is in line with the working principles of the Duterte administration, that is, consultation, cooperation and mutual trust between government and the private sector.

The Secretary added that these guidelines bore fruit today with the signing of the agreement. The Secretary hopes that the government and the private sector could explore other areas of cooperation for the betterment of the country.