Airport officials review security measures


Officials at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will review security measures following breaches in the airport’s perimeter fence.

Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Jose Angel Honrado ordered the review.

Last week, a mentally unstable man was scaled the wire-topped security fence of NAIA Terminal 1 and climbed the front wheel of Osaka-bound Jetstar’s Airbus A320 before getting arrested.

In December last year, another mentally challenged man breached the terminal’s fence and got near a parked Kuwait Airlines plane.

The incidents prompted the airlines’ pilots to request the MIAA to conduct security checks for any device that may have been planted on their aircraft.

NAIA security is the concern of airport police, the Philippine National Police (PNP), and private security guards.

There were suggestions that surveillance cameras be installed and more guards detailed at the airport’s weak points.
“We have taken the corrective action. We already found the security lapses and the vulnerabilities,” Honrado told reporters on Wednesday.


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