Philippine Airlines (PAL) has appointed Gilbert Santa Maria as its new president and COO. Santa Maria was handpicked by PAL chairman and CEO Lucio Tan and unanimously approved by the 15-member board. He will replace Jamie Bautista who retired in early June. The role was temporarily filled by Tan’s daughter, Vivienne Tan, and later Lucio Tan himself in mid-July. “PAL is the airline that meets the needs of local and global travelers by showcasing our brand’s main ...

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