“I will give you 10 days. Pay it. If not I will close it down. No more airport”, following President Duterte threats, PAL agreed to pay the overdue airport fees on Friday (6 Oct 2017)
Philippine Airlines said, it will pay the pending landing and other airport fees of six billion pesos (US$117 million) after the President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to cut off its access to Manila airport.
The President Duterte had given the airline a Friday deadline to pay overdue when he was notified that PAL was evading landing fees.
On September 26 Duterte said he had told PAL chairman and billionaire Lucio Tan, “You are using government buildings, airport, you have back debts for the use of the runway that you have not paid.” and “I said, ‘You solve the problem yourself. I will give you 10 days. Pay it. If not I will close it down. No more airport’.”
According to Joint statement by both the parties, The settlement offer by the PAL is accepted by the Department of Transportation