The Philippine Navy plans to give honors to ‘Captain Bok,’ described by a fellow passenger as the one who “calmed and led passengers to their safety” after a Cebu Pacific plane skidded off its runway Sunday night at the Davao International Airport.
On Wednesday, the Navy’s Civil Military Operations Group commander, Col. Edgard Arevalo, identified ‘Captain Bok’ as Lt. Marlon Bo, who is a Navy reservist and a graduate of Philippine Merchant Marine Academy in 2003.
“We have plans of bestowing him an award,” said Col. Arevalo in a phone interview.
As of posting time, GMA News Online has yet to reach Bo for his side on the matter.
Incidentally, Bo was mentioned in a personal account of one of the passengers, describing him as a “guiding voice” at the time of the incident.
Arevalo said Vice Admiral Jose Luis Alan, the flag officer in command, has agreed to honor Bo.
“To Lt. Marlon Bo, Uwah! Hooyah! Mabuhay Ka! Ipinagmamalaki Ka namin!,” Arevalo said.
The airplane has been towed from the runway Tuesday evening.