Monday, May 17, 2010

Navy personnel gets discount from Aboitiz

Tonight, Thursday, March 4,2010

By: Zaida de los Reyes-Palanca

sailors and marines
will now get the chance
to be reunitelJ easily
and more frequently
with their families.
This, after PhiIlppine
Navy Flag officer-in-command
Vice Admiral Ferdinand
S. Golez signed a
memorandum of agreement
with Evelyo Engel,
executive vice president
and CEO of Aboitiz
Transport System and
Corporation '(ATSC), for
the special discount rate
given to non-uniforllled
personnel, civilian employees,
and retired members
of the Navy and all their
qualified dependents.
In a simple ceremony,
Engel said the move will
bolster the cooperation
between the Navy and
Aboitiz who have closely
worked together when
SuperFerry 9 sank in the
waters otr Zamboanga del
Norte on Sept. 9, 2009.
Engel recognized the
Navy's quick response that
saved 442 passengers of
the SF 9. It can be recalled
that the vessel dispatched
by the Naval Forces Western
Mindanao Command
were the first government
assets to arrive in the area
to conduct search and
rescue operations.
For his part. Golez cited
that with the mutual
agreement, bonding
among families of Navy
personnel is now affordable
at a very reasonable
Through its corporate
offices and branches
nationwide, ATSC shall
extend guaranteed Lowest
Tripid Fare on all Super-
Ferry trips, provided that
the Navy and its members
shall meet and comply with
all the requirements and
follow the procedures set
forth ..
Aside from the military
ID,ATSC may also request
for additional IDs.
This initiative. is
among the many projects
of thel command that
seeks to provide for the
basic needs of the sailors
and marines.

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