Edelyn Solano, a senior executive of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) (MIAA) denied reports linking her to a human smuggling syndicate operating at the the airport.
In an ABS-CBN News report, Solano said she was “shocked” when her daughter asked her about it as it was the first time she has heard of such reports mentioning her name.
Solano was allegedly removed from her position and was allegedly awaiting the result of an investigation after a Senate inquiry revealed that victims of human smuggling used airport access passes to escape detection by Immigration officers.
Solano said she has been working for many years in the MIAA and has not been involved in any wrongdoing. She also said the media entity and reporter who filed the alleged smuggling story should have contacted the MIAA’s media affairs for verification.
Solano, qouted by the ABS-CBN News report, added that her family is contemplating filing cyberlibel charges against editors of the media organization who published the story and as well as the writer.
MIAA spokesperson Consuelo Bungag meanwhile formally wrote a letter to the editor of the media organization that the information in the story was not true.
Bungag added that Solano was also not sacked but was promoted as administrative department head and that Solano had nothing to with any illegal operations of human smugglers.
The story has already been taken down but as of writing, but the media organization has yet to issue a statement regarding the matter.