PAL Chairman Dr. Lucio C. Tan is serving as interim president of the flag carrier.
He decided to assume the company's top post pending approval by the board of directors of the candidate/s for president of the flag carrier. PAL Executive Vice President / Treasurer and Chief Administrative Officer Vivienne K. Tan is assisting him in the airline's day to day operations.
The goal is to ensure an orderly and seamless transition of leadership to ensure that the company's mandate to serve the traveling public is achieved. It is in the best interest of PAL and its stakeholders for Chairman Tan and daughter Vivienne Tan to work together pending the turnover of day to day operations to the next PAL President and COO.
Last June 24, it will be recalled that the PAL board approved Ms. Tan's appointment as the airline's officer-in-charge following the retirement of then PAL president Jaime J. Bautista which took effect on June 30.
Following her father's decision to sit as PAL president, Ms. Tan remains the company's EVP/Treasurer and Chief Administrative Officer.
Source: PAL Spokesperson Cielo Villaluna - PAL Corporate Communications