Portion of NAIA’s parapet wall falls; no one hurt


MANILA, Philippines—A portion of a parapet wall at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport collapsed Thursday afternoon.

According to the Manila International Airport Authority’s media affairs division, the parapet wall between Bay 14 and 15 fell off around 5:50 p.m. at the ramp of NAIA Terminal 1.

No one was hurt and no damage to other property was incurred, it said.

The area has been cordoned off and cleared of debris, it added.

Last year, a concrete ceiling plaster at the airport also collapsed, injuring two employees.

Since January, the government has been refurbishing the facilities of the country’s premier airport, which was dubbed as among the world’s worst airports by various travel websites.

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  • arthurtyson8


  • catmanjohn

    another one of Gloria Arroyo’s “Glowing Legacy’….

    • Ralph L

      glowing legacy ng kagaguhan mo!

  • GuestUzer


  • $23257130

    bakit kasi pinipilit na ayusin pa. bakit hindi na lang gibain yang terminal 1. gibain na yan at magtayo ng panibagong airport terminal. puro anay na yan sa loob.  pweeeeee.

  • padrefaura

    its name fits well to the kind of airport we have.

  • WeAry_Bat

    *tsk*tsk*  This shows the kind of concrete used was not of good mix and quality.  Good concrete will last decades, even impervious to changes in angle if the ground has softened from peripheral water flows.

    Like the one used for bomb shelter in our house in the southern island, when the 60s cold war had begun.  It is still standing though no longer useful; tilted and often a nuisance loaded with junk.  But it is still better compared to well, a junk building.

  • jeffrey zhao

    The glowing legacy of Cory, haahahaha

  • http://twitter.com/chly2rees Chly Torres

    Saan ba napupunta ang terminal fee?

  • Bisaya_Man

    Investigate MIA Admin & the contractor, then file a case para naman matuto sa kanilang pagkakamali at di pagtutularan

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001488484017 Gael Padilla Pader

    In this connection of the NAIA Centenial III and the like, I had the unfortunate privileged of being exposed to the dis-comfort of air travel from Cagayan to Manila this week, despite the fact that its too expensive to travel by air (travel lite). While I paid almost P5,000, inclusive of SC discount of 20%, my inconvenience started with the inspection of hand carried luggage because the supervisor in charge at the Lumbia airport was incompetent to distinguish the pipe leading to the handle and he insisted on opening the contents. Why that old checker became a supervisor defies logic. There is not much difference between Lumbia airport and NAIA but the terminal fee in the later was excessive as compared to the services provided for while lounging up to the time of departure. Yes, the toilets are subpar, the waiting halls are hot, with no air con and awning from the sunlight, the sound system is in-audible to Senior Citizens and the speakers are eating their words as if they have other more important things to do. To repair the Comfort Rooms is only one of the solutions needed. Others mentioned above must also be addressed upon, considering that the riding public are made to pay high price of airtravel. Thank you Mr. President for making airtravel a little less cumbersome to your people.

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