MANILA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY RESPONDS:
Please be informed that the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) government body that operates the four Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminals, firmly upholds that there was no irregularity in the actions of the said screening personnel – who simply followed standard operating procedure.
Furthermore, let us emphasise that not a single passenger has missed a flight due to a recovered piece of ammunition since the new administration of President Duterte took office. MIAA is proud to say that the
“tanim-bala” (“bullet-planting”) extortion scheme is already a thing of the past. We hope to have enlightened you and your readers on this. Thank you.