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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.”


What Mayor Rod Duterte Plans To Do With NAIA If Elected President

imageMANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Laglag bala, brownouts, collapsed ceilings, flooding, non-functioning airconditioning units, lost luggage, extortion,  you name it.  The Filipinos and international travelers visiting Manila have had it with the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), the world’s worst airport according to many travel surveys.

Well, so has presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

Today, Duterte made the biggest and most popular promise in his campaign.

“On my first day in office, I will rename NAIA back to Manila International Airport, because international pilots have a hard time saying the name when communicating with air traffic control.”

“Secondly, I will fire ALL airport personnel starting with Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Jose Angel Honrado.  He’ll be a gonner!”

“Next, I will ask all fired employees except Honrado to reapply, but only after going through a lie-detector test.  Only those who pass the test will be considered for re-employment.  There will only be one question in the test: have you ever done any hocus-pocus while employed at NAIA?”

Minutes after he made this campaign promise, Duterte’s national poll ratings shot up to 98%, assuring him of a landslide victory in the May 9, 2016 Philippine elections.

Hail the new president!




MANILA, Philippines ( The Adobo Chronicles) – The laglag bala scheme at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has caused the Aquino administration so much ridicule and embarrassment that the President has ordered the renaming of the airport to FEMIA.

The scheme involves the alleged ‘planting’ of bullets in the bags of unsuspecting airline passengers for the purpose of extorting money.

“I do not wish the Aquino name to be associated with this international scandal,” Aquino said.  NAIA was named after his father who was gunned down at the Manila airport after returning from years of exile in the U.S.

Just in time for next week’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Manila, to be attended by some 21 world leaders, the new signage was put up today in austere light switching ceremonies.

Henceforth, NAIA will be called FEMIA: Ferdinand E. Marcos International Airport, in honor of the late dictator, a nemesis of the Aquinos.

The lighting ceremony was led by Senator Bongbong Marcos, Ferdinand’s son, who is a candidate for vice president.