MIAA to passengers: Don't put valuables in your baggages

Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Jose Angel Honrado advised passengers not to put valuables inside their baggages.

In an interview aired Friday, April 17, on ABS-CBN's primetime newscast, TV Patrol, Honrado said travelers should handcarry anything that is of great worth, particulary cash and jewelries.

He gave the reminder following the suspension of 6 baggage handlers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) after various kinds of padlocks, jewelries, watches, and other things were found inside their lockers during a surprise inspection.

MIAA officials suspect the items were stolen from baggages of passengers at the airport.

According to the report, the MIAA clarified they do not have control over the baggage handlers as they are outsourced by the airlines, but airport authorities mull of meeting them before the end of the month or in early May to discuss how theft at NAIA can be eradicated.

There's one thing we noticed in the interview though (even news anchor Noli de Castro did), it seems Honrado was blaming the passengers for what's happening at the airport.

Watch the following video and listen closely to the MIAA general manager.

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