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Sarmiento: Text leads to additional flights to Catanduanes

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It took a mere txt message from Catanduanes Rep. Cesar Sarmiento to sway Cebu Pacific President Lance Gokongwei into arranging seven additionalc

Sarmiento took to Facebook to share this development, which according to the politiko would he a huge boon to the province’s economy.

“Pagkatapos nating pakiusapan si Mr. Lance Gokongwei (thru text msg) na ibalik ang Thursday flights sa Virac dahil hininto ito ng CebPac kamakailan lang – nag text back po si Mr. Gokongwei sa akin last week na yong bagong schedule nila sa Virac ay aprub na,” Sarmiento wrote.

The congressman said that the new flight schedule would be kicked off before Christmas on December 15 and would run until March next year.

“Para sa kaalaman ng lahat – ang dating 4 flights a week (M-W-F-Su) ay magiging 11 flights a week na. Aside sa daily flights (540am ang alis ng Manila) may dagdag na flights sa araw ng Lunes, Miyerkules, Biyernes at Linggo (820am ang alis sa Manila).

“Malaking tulong ito sa ating ekonomiya/turismo sa ating isla at ang ating mga kababayan ay ma-eenganyo ng umuwi ng madalas,” Sarmiento said. #