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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?


DOTC Secretary Abaya: ‘Vote For Roxas And Robredo So I Can Keep My Job’

Abaya, second from left, making his personal appeal to employees of his Department

CEBU CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya on Thursday, March 31, took advantage of his exemption from the campaign ban and urged agency employees in Central Visayas to spread the word about the administration candidates.

In a meeting with regional officials of DOTC agencies, Abaya wrapped up his presentation of the department’s accomplishments by encouraging employees to tell their families and friends to vote for Liberal Party (LP) presidential canddiate Manuel Roxas II and running mate Leni Robredo.

“Nagmamakaawa po ako sa inyo upang hindi ako mawalan ng trabaho.  Please lang, iboto ninyo si Roxas at Robredo.” (I am appealing to your sense of pity so that I won’t lose my job. Please vote for Roxas and Robredo.)

The desperate Abaya knows that the only way he can keep his job beyond June this year is for Roxas to be elected president.




Transportation Secretary Joseph Abaya: “To Resign Or Not Is Up To God”


MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Filipino politicians seem to have mastered the art of self-defense, that is, defense against criticism and the ire of the electorate. Leave it all to God.

That is exactly what Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya did when he announced today that he will quit his position — on one condition: that God agrees to it.

Abaya, President NoyNoy Aquino’s endeared colleague, has been in the hot seat for a long time due to the country’s mounting mass transportation problems — ranging from Metro Manila’s nightmarish traffic to the mismanagement of the MRT light railway to scams at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Abaya maintained that he would seek divine guidance as well as consult his wife and children first before making a final decision. “It is up to God,” he said.

The Filipino people are waiting for God’s answer!