By: Flyhigh Manila Staff
A deaf Japanese passenger on board a Cebu Pacific flight went to social media to express her amazement on her flight steward's ability to communicate using Filipino Sign Language (FSL). On Mizuho Ta Jpn's Facebook page, it says, "Cebu Pacific's Airlines staff know DSL. I got on Cebu Pacific Airlines last night. I was surprised when the staff asked me 'deaf'? It was short but I enjoyed talking to him."
The Cebu Pacific flight steward's name is Arvin "Sky" Guillermo. According to him, he knew that the passenger was deaf as she was on the special handling list tagged as deaf. Apparently, Sky Guillermo knows basic FSL as his nanny when he was a child was a Person With Disability (PWD), deaf and mute.
Guillermo shared that he was asking the passenger if she was on tour. Mizuho was apparently meeting a friend in Manila. She is also a volunteer who teaches FSL to young kids in the Philippines. She asked about the steward's work, thinking he was an Interpreter (some airlines have dedicated foreign language interpreters on board).
This video was taken on board a Cebu Pacific Narita to Manila flight, flight number 5057. Below is the Facebook post of Mizuho.