2 groups join fight over Naia deal

One of the country’s biggest conglomerates and an aviation support services group are potential contenders in the battle to win control of the crown jewel of Philippine gateways, Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia).

During a Senate hearing on Thursday, Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Eddie Monreal said the two other groups that submitted unsolicited proposals for Naia were food, drinks and infrastructure conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) and Philippine Airport Ground Support Solutions Inc. (PAGSS).

This came to light even as Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said during the hearing he was not shutting the door to the consortium of…

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