Manager's name is Mark Rotanel
I just want to rant: Tonight, March 15, 2014 9:40pm. Manager (Mark Rotanel) in front of the counter in manila just shouted at 3 passengers that were going to Vietnam to have their kid operated. Mother was very frustrated because the manager of Cebu pacific shouted that he's the manager and he has the right not to make them fly because he found some defect in the kids passport. But the passport looks ok and has little fold. How can that manager be so heartless knowing that the kid will be operated the next day. The mother was pleading if one of the adult be left behind and allow the kid to fly. But the manager just yelled at them and made them move in the side and let other passengers go ahead? then he also said that since the passport has little defect, its not cebu pacific's fault and their tickets will be forfeited because its a promo ticket. what kind of service was that? this is insane and inhuman. I hope those family are ok now. Anyone from Cebu pacific, have a heart!
10:40pm Kid is still outside crying, Manager checked in the mother and she's confused on what to do. This is really what i call power tripping. How can a fellow filipino do this to another weak fellow filipino. Instead of finding ways to solve the problem, the manager cause more problem for the family to be stressed.

10:50pm She tried to ask the manager to rebook since she was denied to enter. but the manager said, since she was already booked and her kid isn't, the carrier thinks she already flew so Cebu Pacific Air can't rebook their flight. What kind of answer was that. Manager's name is Mark Rotanel. Carrier has the right to refuse whoever flies, but i hope not in this manner.

I hope that Mark Rotanel learns to be more understanding. He reported Vietman that the passport was detached. is it?? its still fixed. so Vietnam didn't allow them to fly. So the mother asked why did you
Kid Passport
put detached, do you know the meaning of detached? Manager said "Sorry i don't know how to speak english" making the mother more frustrated because he was being sarcastic. Thank you Cebu Pacific Air for showing us that you will not defend your passenger, even if your passenger will be operated for his life. Soooooooo heartless!
How's his doctor's appointment now? Will the doctor in Vietnam still entertain them for not showing up? How about the reserved hotels and other things paid in advance? How can someone be so heartless to kill a kids hope to be better.

The manager said to the mother, hindi ka ba murunong magbasa? look at the reminders behind your passport. So confused and shocked the mother didn't check and weakly said "ok". after the incident she checked, It says at the back of all our Philippine passport. "Alteration, addition, or destruction of contents is strictly prohibited. Any unauthorized change will render this passport invalid" -- Now, how can the passport, posted earlier, be invalid if there was no alteration, addition or destruction of content? The passport was clearly usable and is just loose because its owned by the kid. We all know kids could be clumsy, but still the passport is still intact and not altered for bad use.

Please share, maybe one Cebu Pacific officer will have the heart to allow the kid to go to his operation and rebook his flight. And the management will not allow this to happen again, because it could happen to you, to me or to anyone who is helpless like a kid that will be operated.

Written by: Richell de Guzman

100 vessel to join fluvial procession

CEBU, Philippines - The Philippine Coast Guard-Cebu expects almost a hundred vessels to join the fluvial procession today in seawaters off the cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu.

The PCG registered at least 85 vessels but the number may increase as they are expecting other smaller vessels to join today despite not registering with their office.

PCG-Cebu District Commander Rodulfo Villajuan said they have designated areas where small and large vessels should stand by.

"Hindi maiiwasan na may mga sasali kaya hindi na naming ma-hold 'yan but we have to make sure na andu'n sila sa hulihan," Villajuan said.

He added that he designated a task group to take charge of the line formation between the vessels to avoid possible incidents.

"Ninety eight percent ready na kami ngayon kasi hirap namang sabihing 100 percent, hindi naman kami perpekto," Villajuan said.

Furthermore, the head of PCG Central Visayas, Commodore William Melad, said they will base the decision to continue or cancel the fluvial procession on the weather advisory by PAGASA.

As of 6:30 p.m. last night, Melad said they have not yet decided on the matter while preparations continued for the fluvial procession from Ouano Wharf in Mandaue City to Pier 1 in Cebu City.

PAGASA Mactan officer-in-charge Al Quiblat said tropical depression Agaton, the first weather system for the year, will bring rains up to the Fiesta Señor on Sunday if it does not dissipate.

The state weather bureau yesterday placed Southern Leyte under public storm signal number 1, the lone Visayas area, together with Mindanao areas of Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Siargao Island, Dinagat Province, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley.

Quiblat added that the public must be alert for possible landslides and floods.

Waves measuring 3.4 meters to 4.5 meters high are probable in the Visayan seaboard, sea crafts that plan to sail have been cautioned.

Meanwhile, Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said everyone must contribute to fervent prayers in order to have good weather condition for the fluvial and solemn procession.

"We just continuously pray and prepare because that's the only thing we can do. But knowing Sto. Niño, there might be miracles. The adjustments would be to bring umbrellas…don't bring too many cars to lessen traffic congestion," Rama said.p (FREEMAN)

Fluvial procession, yes, but smaller boats out

THE weather bureau gave this Saturday’s fluvial parade a go signal, but with a catch: small boats will not be allowed to join.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) told organizers to push through with the fluvial procession despite the rainy weather, but asked the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) not to allow small vessels to participate.

Pagasa Mactan weather bureau chief Oscar Tabada said light to moderate rain is still expected on Saturday.

Tabada visited Cebu City Hall yesterday to update Mayor Michael Rama of the latest weather forecast in the next few days.

Wind movement he said will reach 15 to 30kph on Saturday.

He said big vessels can withstand the weather condition this Saturday.

He said that the low tide on Saturday is a big factor to allow the fluvial procession since it will not produce big waves even if it will rain. The height of the tide will only reach up to .23 meters at around 5:55 a.m.

Tabada, though, clarified that it will still be the PCG who will decide on the cancellation of the event since Pagasa only provides the weather forecast.

“It will still be PCG’s discretion to cancel or not the fluvial, Pagasa will just recommend and provide the data,” Tabada told reporters.


There will also be light to moderate rain shower on the solemn foot procession on Saturday afternoon.

Tabada said, Cebu will experience moderate to heavy rain on Friday. A better weather condition will be observed on the grand parade on Sunday.

“The weather condition on Sunday will be much better than the condition last week, though there will still be rain,” he added.

Tabada also clarified that there is no storm signal yet and only the low pressure area(LPA) is affecting the Visayas that caused the rain.

There is also a low chance that the LPA will develop into a tropical storm, Tabada added.


As of yesterday, the Cebu Coast Guard had registered 29 vessels that will join thefluvial procession.

Cebu Coast Guard Commander Rodulfo Villajuan said they registered 11 big vessels and 18 motorbancas.

The registration will end today, but Villajuan said they may still give chances to those who are interested despite the deadline.

When asked if they may have to cancel the fluvial procession if there is a low pressure area, Villajuan said this may be decided on the day of the procession.

“Hindi kami basta-basta makaka-declare nyan, if there will be a low pressure or typhoon we will have a coordination with the different concerned parties such as the basilica for the cancellation of the fluvial if ever,” explained Villajuan.

This year, the fluvial procession will take a shorter route to the Ouano wharf, where the galleon-inspired motorized boat that will take the images of the Sto. Niño, Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe and St. Joseph back to Cebu City is docked.

From the St. Joseph National Shrine, the procession will proceed to S.B. Cabahug St., A. Soriano Ave., J.M. Ceniza, then to the Ouano wharf. In the past years, the procession passes through P. Burgos, C. Ouano, C.M. Cabahug Sts. and then to the Ouano wharf.

During last year’s fluvial, almost 150 vessels joined the procession.

Villajuan, who is new on his post, said he cannot yet tell if there will be more vessels joining this year, but he hopes that it will be a successful procession.

He said they will still have to decide on what to do to unregistered vessels who will join the fluvial. (Sun Star)

4 days to go, Viva Pit Senyor!

Upat na lang ka adlaw jud para mag sadya ta sa atong ka pistahan diri sa sugbo kang Senyor Sto. Nino. 
Rain or shine mao ni gi daghanon sa mga  manimbahay taga adlaw. Kay ang mga tao dako kaayo pag salig sa atong batang Senyor. Ug ang tema karun mao ang Santo Nino: Hope of the People. Tungod kini sa mga katalagman nga naagian kanato, ang linog, bagyo ug mga sunog bisan pa man sa mga panghitabo gipa nalipdan pa ta ni Sr. Sto. Nino. 
Karung dominggo mag kita kita tang tanan sa kadalanan, mag tanaw ta sa mga nanayaw sa dalan ug mga artista na mo bisita dri sa atong sugbo. 
              Viva Pit Senyor! 2014

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