NAIA workers opened her balikbayan box, dismayed OFW claims

A dismayed overseas Filipino worker (OFW) accused the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) staff of opening her balikbayan box.

Corazon Maquirang, who returned to the Philippines for a vacation, found out that six plastic packs containing expensive pasalubong items were missing in her balikbayan box.

Upon arrival, she noticed that the box was already sealed with a tape printed with the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) logo and markings apparently to make it appear that it was opened and inspected in America.

However when Maquirang contacted the US agency via email, the TSA explained that a "Notice of Inspection" (NOA) should have been affixed on her balikbayan box during inspection. There should also be a sticker with a barcode so that the TSA personnel who conducted the inspection can be traced.

The OFW said all of the things mentioned by the TSA in the email were not found on the tape. She also noticed that the TSA logo on the tape used in her balikbayan box had a different color when compared to the original TSA tape.

"Dito tinira 'yan. Talagang hindi nagbabago 'yang NAIA na 'yan. Duterte do something about this," Maquirang said in the interview.

Meanwhile, newly-appointed Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Ed Monreal told GMA News that the incident will be investigated.