Posts by Bing Jabadan

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aaaA departing Filipino passenger  was hospitalized on Friday morning  after collapsing due to an apparent heart attack while waiting for his flight to Japan at  the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. He was eventually declared dead at a hospital. The Media Affairs Division identified the passenger as Elias Concepcion, 68, who fainted near the counter 47 at the departure area of NAIA-Terminal 1 at around 6:45 a.m. while waiting to board Narita-bound Japan Airlines flight JL-746, which was then set to leave in three hours. A medical te...

November 24, 2017
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aaaMANILA International Airport Authority general manager Ed Monreal on Monday ordered the termination of a janitress who  was complained by a Japanese tourist for alleged extortion that took place at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport  Terminal 2. Monreal ordered an investigation after Fusako Yoshida, a Japanese tourist, posted her complaint on the NAIA website on Oct. 22. In her complaint, Yoshida said she was a victim of extortion by a janitress assigned at the NAIA Terminal 2. Yoshida narrated her experienced through the NAIA we...

November 7, 2017
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aaa  LAW enforcers assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminals are banned from greeting passengers “Merry Christmas” and “Happy New Year” this holiday season. The ban covers all employees of the Manila International Airport Authority, PNP Aviation Security Group, as well as Immigration and Customs personnel. The restriction was issued during the time of then MIAA General Manager Alfonso Cusi who  ordered law enforcers at the airport to refrain from greeting passengers, as this was observed to be their...

November 7, 2017
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aaaTO eradicate baggage pilferage, a private security company has offered to the Manila International Airport Authority  a wide-angle high-definition GoPro camera that will be attached to the chest of the vest of luggage loaders while at work to record the working areas where luggage is coming out from the plane to the conveyors. A private security official said this wide-angle lens camera could be the solution to the problem of pilferage at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport terminals because it can record the transport of passengers’ l...

November 3, 2017
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aaaTHE Bureau of Customs (BoC) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) seized 15 Philippine cobras,  and sailfin lizards placed in airtight plastic containers declared as “sweet pastries” bound for Sweden. NAIA customs district collector Ramon Anquilan said that customs officers intercepted outgoing plastic containers declared as “sweet pastries” at the Pair Cargo warehouse. Customs officers found several plastic containers containing five Philippine cobras, one of which was a viper,  and 10 sailfin lizards. Anguillan s...

October 30, 2017
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aaaAN owl was badly injured after being hit by a speeding car while hunting for food near the aircraft movement area at  the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). NAIA-DENR chief Glen Pastorfide said an airport employee turned over the dying owl on Tuesday. He said the owl was hit by the window shield of a speeding car. The owl was too weak to fly and  was sprawled on the ground when found by an airport employee near the airport’s runway, Pastorfide said. The wildlife rescue team managed to revive the dying owl and was turned ove...

October 19, 2017
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aaaTHE Airport  Police Department at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 is taking care of a 17-year-old Senegalese football player who is believed to be a victim of an “invitation scam” after nobody  came  to pick him up when he arrived on Oct. 12. Moussa Kissima Samate  said he was  a guest of the Saudi Embassy in Manila and even showed a  letter inviting him to attend a football clinic from Oct. 1 to 30 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila and Emprador Stadium at McKinley ...

October 18, 2017
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aaaTHE Manila International Airport Authority welcomed results of the latest survey of the “Guide to Sleeping in Airports”, which no longer included the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in the  20 worst airports in the world. The latest survey was released in the travel website “The Guide To Sleeping In Airports” on Oct. 15. Likewise, the post named the five worst airports in Asia, which also excluded NAIA. MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal said that among the reforms implemented during the Duterte administration were the res...

October 18, 2017
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aaaA 19-year-old passenger bound for Tacloban on Monday died at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 4 owing to suspected heatstroke. An attending physician pronounced the victim dead on Monday afternoon. Public Affairs Division chief Connie Bungag of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) identified the victim as Edgel Ayoc, 19, male, single, who was seen by other passengers at the departure entrance of Terminal 4 sprawled on the pavement, and unconscious at around 1:42 p.m. Ayoc was reportedly gasping for breath, b...

October 16, 2017
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aaa  CUSTOMS officials at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 on Sunday  held the check-in-luggage of a lady passenger who arrived from Singapore for containing undeclared assorted jewelry weighing  least a kilo. Customs collector-on-duty Paul Urrea identified the passenger as A. S. Flores, a resident of Pasay City and residing in Singapore for over eleven years. Urrea said the jewelry were  uncovered after a black suitcase of Flores passed through the X-ray machine past 3 p.m. on Sept.  24. Customs examiner Espi...

September 25, 2017
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