CAAP mum on call for Tamayo to inhibit self from NAIA mess probe

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 16) — The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) refused to comment on the call for Director General Manuel Tamayo to inhibit himself from the investigation on the air traffic management system failure on New Year's Day.

CAAP said Monday it would answer all other issues when the Senate hearing on the air traffic management system fiasco resumes.

Senate Public Services Committee Chairperson Grace Poe earlier asked Tamayo to inhibit saying that CAAP should not be investigating itself.

Sen. Poe suggested that former CAAP Director General William Hotchkiss lead the independent investigation instead together with a representative from an organization of civil aviation engineers.

The senator said an executive session may be held when the hearing resumes.

Tamayo earlier took the responsibility for the paralysis of airports in the country due to the system failure at the air traffic management center.

CNN Philippines also tried to reach Hotchkiss for a comment but he has yet to respond to the request for an interview.