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‘Bad Luck’ Update For Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport: Shattered Glass And Collapsed Ceiling

Latest NAIA bad luck incident; inset: Honrado
Latest NAIA bad luck incident; inset: Honrado

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – As far as Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Jose Angel Honrado is concerned, all the unfortunate things that have happened at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) can be blamed on “bad luck.”

Past “unfortunate” events include collapsed ceilings, flooding during a heavy rainstorm, airconditioning units inoperable, the laglag bala extortion scheme, disappearing luggage, brownouts, etc.

Well, Honrado is happy to announce that  yet another incident at NAIA — this time in Terminal 1 — just proves his point.  He feels vindicated.

A glass partition at the pre-departure lounge near Gate 10 shattered at around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, just after passengers had passed. No one was injured.

Renz Caldejon of the airport’s operations division, who is in charge of the aerobridges, claimed that two airplanes at gates nine and 11 started their engines at the same time, causing the glass partition to vibrate and shatter.

At around 10 a.m. yesterday, sales clerks from the Duty Free Shop’s perfume section got a fright when part of the ceiling, made of gypsum board, collapsed.

A black plastic bag, left behind by workers when the ceiling was being renovated, fell through the hole.

According to a sales clerk, water dripping from the air conditioning system weakened the ceiling and caused it to collapse.

At least, we now know that Honrado was not lying about the “bad luck.”


Ninoy Aquino International Airport To Get A Serious, Comprehensive Facelift


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. image

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?



Honrado (Photo Credit: Inquirer/Joan Bondoc
Honrado (Photo Credit: Inquirer/Joan Bondoc)

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Amid rapid-fire questioning by Senator Bongbong Marcos, the general manager of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) admitted yesterday that he is being paid to do nothing.

The Senate hearing focused on laglag bala, the alleged extortion scheme wherein airport personnel “plant” bullets in the bags of unsuspecting airline passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Jose Angel Honrado  said he has “no control” over the 22 agencies that are under his jurisdiction, adding that his main responsibility is “coordination” and ensuring a “smooth flow” of airport operations.

But he insists he has no clue over what’s been happening at NAIA, to which Marcos asked, “So, if you have no control as general manager, what is your job?”

Honrado has been the MIAA general manager since 2010. He served as security consultant of President Aquino during the May 10 elections. He served as spokesman of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and also served as aide-d-camp of the late former President Corazon Aquino.