Six Miascor staff sacked, charged with theft at Clark airport

File photograph of Clark International Airport. /CIAC

MABALACAT CITY – Criminal charges of theft were filed here on Friday afternoon at the Prosecutor’s Office by the Clark International Airport Corp (CIAC) against six employees of ground handler Miascor who were implicated in a baggage pilferage incident at the airport early this week.

Miascor, the ground handler under contract with airlines that service flights in Clark and handle baggage of passengers, also filed separate charges of qualified theft against the suspects, who were also terminated from employment.

“After a thorough investigation with CIAC, we have served a notice of termination to our passenger service agents, who admitted pilfering the baggage of OFW Jovenil Dela Cruz of Pandi, Bulacan,” Herman Reyes, Miascor president, said.

The baggage of Dela Cruz were looted inside the Miascor premises at the airport terminal.

CIAC acting President and CEO Alexander Cauguiran said he personally confiscated the IDs and access passes of the six Miascor staff, and directed CIAC authorities to prohibit the said suspects from entering airport premises.

“Thievery has no place in CIAC, whether those involved are airport staff, ground handlers or contracting parties. Let this filing of criminal charges be a warning to all,” Cauguiran said.

On Wednesday, Miascor compensated the passenger for the lost items in the baggage amounting to P82,824.00.