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Rappler's latest stories on airport security


PH gov't to prioritize strict airport security

Dec 28, 2018 - 11:27 AM

Malacañang says Philippine authorities will consider the recommendations of the US Department of Homeland Security, which issued a travel advisory on inadequate aviation security at the NAIA

AIRPORT SECURITY. The US Department of Homeland Security warns travellers against the lax security measures at NAIA. Photo by Jae Maryanol/Rappler

Philippines denounces Belgium attacks: 'This is cowardice'

Mar 23, 2016 - 12:03 PM

The Philippines vows to ‘continue working to make such acts of extremism a thing of the past’

I AM BRUSSELS. People hold a banner saying, 'I am Brussels'  in French and Flemish on March 22, 2016, following the terrorist attacks on the Belgian capital. Photo by AFP

Aquino: Tighten airport security after Brussels explosions

Mar 22, 2016 - 6:53 PM

UPDATED This comes as thousands of Filipinos prepare to travel to their provinces for the Holy Week break

NAIA cop held for smuggling rare animals

Jan 31, 2016 - 4:45 PM

They animals are packed in styrofoam cases which were labelled as aquatic plants

NCR Aviation Security Unit chief sacked amid NAIA 'laglag-bala' scam

Nov 09, 2015 - 10:59 PM

Aviation Security Group head Chief Superintendent Pablo Francis Balagtas confirms the relief of Senior Superintendent Ricardo Layug Jr but says the movement is part of a rotation

A view of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Passenger Terminal 3, February 7, 2013. Francis R Malasig/EPA

#AnimatED: Impunity in NAIA

Nov 09, 2015 - 9:00 AM

‘Tanim bala’ is symptomatic of a weak rule of law in the country where people are not protected from injustices

Roxas on laglag-bala: Bullet carrier has to take responsibility

Nov 04, 2015 - 9:23 PM

The Liberal Party presidential bet says of passengers caught with bullets Kung nagpasok ka ng contraband sa airport paano naging problema ng gobyerno ’yun?

CONTEXT. Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas defends the government over the alleged airport bullet scam during his visit to Isabela province on November 4, 2015. Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Ex-cops, soldiers now congressmen: Replace NAIA chief over laglag-bala

Nov 03, 2015 - 4:43 PM

Former law enforcers now in Congress also suggest that inspection officers just release passengers for further investigation if they do not seem like the usual violators

LAGLAG BALA. Saturday group calls for congressional inquiry on the bullet-planting scheme in NAIA.

Duterte vows to lawyer for laglag-bala victims

Nov 02, 2015 - 10:48 PM

The Davao City mayor also appeals to the President from whom he has never asked a favor Please Mr President do something about the laglag bala problem

Bullets in luggage again – this time at Davao airport

Oct 30, 2015 - 10:48 PM

The arrest of a passenger allegedly carrying two bullets in his luggage at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City comes after similar cases have been reported in Manila

US citizen with grenade, knife nabbed at NAIA 1

May 28, 2015 - 4:10 PM

Philippine airport authorities discover the explosive device and the weapon in the backpack of an American citizen bound for Taiwan

NABBED. Airport authorities escort US citizen Cipiriano de Guzman, who was found with a grenade and a knife during a security check at the NAIA 1 on May 28, 2015. Photo by MIAA

London's Luton airport evacuated due to 'suspicious item'

Sep 08, 2014 - 10:30 PM

The spokeswoman said the entire terminal building had been emptied

SUSPICIOUS ITEM. "Holly", a holographic announcer, runs through her recorded message during the unveiling of Luton Airport's new holographic announcers "Holly" and "Graham", in Luton, north of London, on January 31, 2011. Leon Neal/AFP

Filipino bringing bullets from Hawaii seized at NAIA

Apr 07, 2014 - 3:56 PM

Jefferson Garalde is found in possession of 16 pieces of 9 mm bullets He claims someone in Honolulu only asked him to bring home the package

Explosives scare on US Airways flight

Sep 06, 2012 - 11:17 PM

A US Airways jetliner was forced to return to Philadelphia airport shortly after takeoff because of a false report of explosives aboard