Sunday, October 31, 2010

Manila airport staff get warning

Personnel at the Philippines’ Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Saturday received a warning from the airport manager not to “pester” arriving Filipino overseas workers and other passengers for holiday gifts as the Yuletide season approaches.
In a radio interview, Manila International Airport Authority general manager Jose Angel Honrado warned NAIA personnel that they face stiff sanctions if caught asking for gifts or cash from arriving passengers, saying this is unethical.
“They should not sing or say anything to the passengers hinting about receiving holiday gifts,” Honrado said in a radio interview.
However, he said airport officials would not censure Immigration and Customs personnel if they voluntarily receive gifts from “generous” passengers.
“Sometimes you cannot avoid it if a generous passenger gives you a gift. But definitely there will be no leeway for those who ask for gifts,” he said.
As the airport gets busier with the expected increase in the number of arriving and departing passengers at this time of the year, Honrado renewed his order to concerned personnel to tighten security measures with special focus on human trafficking syndicates that continue to victimize Filipino jobseekers.
He said he has specifically ordered tighter measures at NAIA Terminal 1, where many foreign airlines operate.
He said he also ordered closer coordination with the other concerned government agencies to prevent trafficking syndicates and other lawbreakers from setting foot on Philippine soil.

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