MANILA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Pasay City Bureau) – Filipinos leaving for abroad are weary about excessive immigration screening at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) after news of an outgoing passenger missing her flight because an officer asked to see her college yearbook.
Can’t find your yearbook? No worries.
NAIA authorities today announced that in lieu of a college yearbook, Filipino passengers can now just wear a graduation toga as proof of a college degree.
That’s exactly what an unnamed passenger did when he flew from NAIA to Tokyo, Japan en route to Los Angeles, California.
The man breezed through immigration and was in his airline’s departure lounge two hours before his scheduled departure.
All’s well that ends well.