Airport security chief quits post
MANILA - A high-ranking official of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has tendered his resignation after a verbal altercation with MIAA General Manager Jose Angel Honrado.
Airport insiders said retired general Salvador Penaflor, assistant GM for security and emergency services (AGM-SES), was overhead, saying: "Kung ganyan din lang e maghiwa-hiwalay na tayo ng landas." This was before he left Honrado's office Thursday afternoon.
On Friday, Penaflor submitted his irrevocable letter of resignation, packed his things and left the office.
Penaflor is the second high-ranking airport official under Honrado to quit his post.
Earlier, General Algier Tan also tendered his irrevocable resignation. Tan is the former airport police chief and head of the bids and awards committee that handles the P800 million security development plan for the acquisition and improvement of the closed-circuit television and other security requirements.
Tan was said to have resigned out of delicadeza after Honrado ordered all BAC members to undergo a lie detector test due to alleged leaks in the procurement and bidding of the P800 million security development program.
Penaflor was allegedly also asked to undergo the same lie detector test, which prompted him to resign. An airport official close to Penaflor said the retired general does not want to be humiliated by Honrado who has become distrustful of him.
There are also reports that Penaflor's falling-out with Honrado has something to do with the pending suspension of a security company operating in the airport.
Virgilia Belino of the airport media affairs office said the MIAA does not have an official statement on Penaflor's resignation.
Penaflor could not be reached for his statement.