On Saturday, April 9, last I had a flight reservation for a Cebu Pacific flight from Cebu to Hong Kong. In Hong Kong I had a flight reservation for a connecting flight to my final destination i.c. my home country in Europe. On that Saturday I arrived @the check in desk around 5am, so in time to catch the HKG flight with a departure of 6:15am. I could not believe my own ears when I was told they (Cebu Pacific) will not check me in for their flight. Reason my passport has not the minimum validity of 30 days that is required for HKG. I start to explain to the Cebu Pacific check in desk employee, I was not entering Hong Kong but only a transit passenger who will stay within the airport terminal on the air side to go to the transfer desk where I should check in for my connecting flight, get a boarding card and then just wait for boarding. So going through Immigration was completely irrelevant. Secondly I told them when I fly back to my home country, the validity of my passport has no minimum requirement of a number of days, as long as it is still valid. Second argumentation of Cebu Pacific for their refusal, we have no transit facilities there sir. What the f*ck, I don't need transit facilities, I have only one piece of carry on luggage, so after arrival of your flight @the gate I will walk on my own two feet to the transit desk for check in of my connecting flight. This discussion went on for more than 45 min. I stayed calm, but inside I was almost exploding for so many stupidity of airlines staff @a check in counter of an international airport. They have no idea what is the meaning of a transit passenger. No matter how many times I repeat the situation, they just refuse me, even after calling Manilla. So I went to the ticket office of Philipines Airlines in the airport building and buy me another ticket for a flight to Hong Kong operated by Cathay Pacifiv and of course upon check in I was not refused coz Cathay Pacificknows exactly the rules with respect to transit passengers. What to do when I will be back in the PH next month May? Start complaining again on Cebu airport @the check in counter, showing my boarding pass to HKG for the Cathay Pacific flight and the 2 boarding passes for my connecting flights from HKG to Europe. Or better go to the city office of Cebu Pacific in the Robinson Mall @Fuente Osmena. Or go straigh to a lawyer to sue Cebu Pacific. After all the new one way ticket I was forced to buy cost me another 22000 peso. So I want Cebu Pacific to refund me that amount because they a have couple of idiots working @their check in desk who has not the vainest idea of rules about international travelling by air. Any advice or maybe other members who did face this problem as well will be very welcome. One thing is loud and clear the lack of competent staff member and adequate knowledge about intentional rules for transit passengers. working within Cebu Pacific.