Couple to file suit vs airline despite apology

MANILA, Philippines—A businessman and his wife are set to file a multimillion-peso lawsuit against Cebu Pacific Airlines and one of its pursers for allegedly trying to force the woman and their teenage son who has a disability off a plane—because it was against company policy to have two passengers with a “mental illness” on the same flight.

Lawyer Salvador Panelo, counsel for Gerry and Maritess Alcantara, told the Inquirer on the phone Thursday the couple would file a case in court this week and ask for damages “in the vicinity of P10 million.”

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