Christmas greeting ban still in effect at NAIA

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Customs and immigration officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) are still prohibited from greeting departing and arriving passengers “merry Christmas.” Officers of the Bureau of Immigration as well as the Bureau of Customs have been banned from doing this because the greeting may be misconstrued as a way to solicit cash or gifts from passengers. Customs District III Collector Edgar Macabeo said Customs officers should just greet passengers with a warm smile. “Even if you are sincere, it might be misconstrued as asking for a tip,” Macabeo said. B

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  1. At the airport the people who steal personal things in our luggage are those baggage handers from outside agency. These are not from airline itself so this people don’t care if they are caught or not. They are paid on the minimum and tempted to steal. Of course with the connivance of the airport officials in the basement where the luggage are sorted. This practice has been there since dirt!!!

  2. Paging NAIA General Manager. May the public know if there CCTV units installed in all the baggage carousel sections in all terminals of NAIA. I would want to know who pilfered the checked in bag of my sister who arrived from Singapore at centennial airport 10:30am yesterday. The lock of the checked in bag was forcibly removed and upon opening the bag at home upon arrival. Upon checking what went missing, it was immediately visible that the box of chocolate marshmallows was torn and a few bars were missing. The incident is terribly embarrassing for it creates a bad impression on airport personnel.