The series of scandals that rocks the NAIA lately is another black eye to the already tattered image of the country as being one of the most corrupt in the world. The worst thing though is that Malacanang is in the denial stage and they are not lifting a finger to correct the system.
An American shares his Top 4 effective tips to curb Laglag Bala modus in NAIA! T believed the Manila International Airport Agency should seriously consider his suggestions to make our airports extortion-free.
No screenshot, no case.
First, require the x-ray operators to take a screen shot of the suspicious item as soon as they see it. I don’t know if this is part of NAIA’s standard operating procedure. If not, they should start doing this. In addition, the screenshot should be done before opening the suspicious luggage and should form part of the official report.
No supervisor, no case!
Second, no opening of luggage if no Supervisor is present. The supervisor should be summoned at all times whenever it is warranted to open a suspicious luggage. Again, this should be done before touching the luggage or bag.
Transparency, transparency transparency!
Third, during the opening of the luggage, it is necessary that transparency is practiced at all times. Meaning the inspection is done in full view of the supervisor, the bag owner and the bystanders as witnesses. In addition, the arresting officer should document everything because this will form part of the evidence and the official report.
Big Daddy mentality.
The last but the least, security cameras should be employed to monitor and document everything to remove any iota of doubt especially from the part of the passengers.
In summary, the four suggestions from the retired police officer makes a lot of sense considering that they have been doing this in the US for a long time and there is no reason why we don’t adopt this in our airports. This way, the confidence of the riding public will slowly return. We are doing this not just to protect the visitors, but especially to make our vacationing OFW’s feel that the government appreciates their contribution to the country and their sacrifices.
What do you think about the suggestions of the retired American officer?
Credits to Michael Brown.