Cebu Pacific (CEB) has signed a Government Fares Agreement with the Procurement Service, an attached agency of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), to give discounted fares to government employees on official business trips.
The Procurement Service, through the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System, intends to centralize the air ticket purchase of government agencies, an activity noted as one of the most needed items in the government’s procurement operations.
Under the agreement, all official travels of government workers will be granted a discount and a waiver of the processing and rebooking fees starting January 2017.
“With this partnership, government offices can purchase airline tickets faster and easier, as CEB is now part of their system of suppliers. We are pleased to contribute to this initiative, making air travel more convenient and accessible to our workforce in the government,” CEB president and chief executive officer Lance Gokongwei said in a statement.
“We are looking forward to flying more government employees as this will also cultivate financial and economic growth of the different regions and provinces in the Philippines.”
Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin Diokno said this agreement “promotes fair and open competition among the major airlines towards the best value for money for government agencies.”
Philippine Airlines also signed an agreement with DBM early this year to give discounts to official business trips of government employees from 23 agencies.
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