Paying for the luggage wrapping service in the NAIA is a must – OFW

The unabated ‘Tanim Bala’ or ‘Planting Bullet’ incidents at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport has indeed sowed fears into the hearts of Filipino travelers particularly the overseas Filipino workers and balikbayans.

LUGGAGE WRAPPING SERVICE IN NAIA IS MAKING A KILLING

In pre-Tanim Bala days, business was slow for the luggage wrapping service in the NAIA Terminals and most of the patrons are foreign travelers who wants to protect their luggage from scratches or protection from airport bag handlers notorious for pilferage not just in the Philippines but also in other parts of the globe.

Lately, business has picked up for the two luggage wrapping service in NAIA Terminals 2 and 3. In fact, the queue is getting longer and longer. And many customers are Filipino travelers that never bothered to even give a second look at this service in the past due to the additional cost when getting this service.

However, if you think about the cost of wrapping your luggage using the services offered at NAIA Terminals 2 and 3 and compared it with the cost of paying the thirty-thousand-peso extortion money to the ‘Tanim Bala’ syndicate, the former is way cheaper for the price of P160/wrap per luggage.

WRAPPING YOUR LUGGAGE MAKES SENSE

Lani Velasco, a frequent traveler to the Middle East for two decades now to visit her husband availed the service for the first time out of fear of the ‘Tanim Bala’ scam in NAIA. She said, she double check the contents of her luggage or bag and take out everything that was not supposed to be there, to avoid getting into trouble with the airport security.

Ruby Iral, an OFW also availed the luggage wrapping service for the purpose-avoid the Tanim Bala scam at a small cost.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOUR WRAPPED LUGGAGE SHOWS SIGNS OF INVASION BY A THIRD PARTY UPON CLAIMING?

Here’s the advice from the experts:

Do not reclaim your luggage from the carousel in the baggage claim hall. Go to the airport security and state that you had your luggage securely wrapped by ProtectaBag, naming your departure airport, also show your receipt as proof – your receipt will show the date and time when your luggage was wrapped. Ask security to check your luggage. This gives you peace of mind concerning damage, loss or tampering.

By the way, please refer below to know the location of the luggage wrapping services in NAIA Terminals 2 and 3.

Luggage Wrapping Service in NAIA

LOW MORALE IN THE RANKS OF NAIA AIRPORT SECURITY PERSONNEL

But many NAIA employees in general are hurting due to the Tanim Bala incidents in NAIA. In fairness, there are still a few who remained true to their profession and untainted by corruption. Unfortunately, the sins of the few is affecting the entire organization.

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