MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – It’s been one mishap after another. The problems encountered by Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) just won’t stop — collapsed ceiling, laglag bala, passenger suicides, airconditioning breakdowns, power outage, you name it.
These mishaps have prompted Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Jose Angel Honrado to declare a state of “bad luck” for NAIA, especially Terminal 3.
But relief will come soon to the thousands of airline passengers that go through the seemingly doomed airport every single day.
With the approval of President NoyNoy Aquino and Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, Honrado said a very serious facelift will begin immediately at NAIA to dispel whatever evil that’s been looming over the airport.
Honrado’s solution? Feng Shui.
Among Honrado’s proposals:
1. Relocate all airport terminal windows that are facing west so that they face east instead
2. Replace all NAIA’s potted greens and flowers with fortune plants and curly bamboos
3. Build a water fountain inside each of NAIA’s three terminal buildings
4. Keep all airport doors and windows open 24 hours so that the “bad luck” can escape and “good luck” can come in
5. Require all airport personnel to wear a lei of fresh garlic to drive away the evil spirits
6. Ban food concessions from selling dinuguan (pork blood stew)
A Feng Shui expert has been hired and will begin work immediately.
Is this the beginning of the end for NAIA’s reputation as one of the worst airports in the world?