Female passenger wounded as NAIA ceiling falls anew


The signs that the country’s premier airport complex needs a makeover are getting more obvious.

A female traveler was hurt and hospitalized after a portion of the ceiling inside Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s (NAIA) Terminal 2 fell on her Saturday morning.

It was the fourth time this year that portions of NAIA showed signs of wear and tear and posed a danger to waiting passengers.

In April, parts of the parapet wall in Terminal 1’s arrival area

broke off, while in July another portion of the terminal’s ceiling fell.

In September, a slab broke off the ceiling in Terminal 1, this time at the departure area.

On Saturday, airport police investigators said an aluminum tile sheet that was part of the ceiling being cleaned by a store crew member “accidentally broke of” and fell on a woman who was then at a Goldilocks concession shop within the preboarding area of Terminal 2.

Terminal 2 manager Cecilia Bobila identified the woman as Nieves Jacinto Favis, 60, a passenger of Philippine Airlines flight PR-318 bound for Hong Kong. The flight left without her around 10 a.m.

The accident happened around 8:45 a.m. while Favis was at the pastry shop.

NAIA medical officer Dr. Angelica Corpuz said Favis suffered a one-and-a-half-inch cut and bruise on her head. She was brought to St. Luke’s Medical Center-Global City in Taguig and was later reported to be in a stable condition.

Bobila said the management of the Goldilocks shop had given assurance that it would shoulder the medical expenses of the passenger as well as the cost of her rebooking.

While the incident did not affect flight schedules, the terminal manager warned concessionaires at NAIA 2 to be “extra careful” and avoid a repeat of the incident.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Klein-Mo/1764894963 Klein Mo

    “While the incident did not affect flight schedules, the terminal manager warned concessionaires at NAIA 2 to be “extra careful” and avoid a repeat of the incident.”… – I don’t know what Cecilia Bobila meant here… Can you ever be “extra careful” when you don’t when certain parts of the ceiling will give in?… Doesn’t this advice sound stupid?… Fix your premises! Why don’t you start conducting extensive structural examination of the building and do what needs to be done. That’s your job. The airport is supposed to be a debris-free zone after all. You cannot just advise business establishments and passengers to watch out for these things every now and then.

    I think kung meron mang dapat pananagutin dito, ikaw yun Ms. Bobila kasi ikaw yung terminal manager. Dapat nga ikaw or ung terminal 2 management ang magbayad ng lahat ng gastusin dun sa nangyari sa pasahero kasi ung aksidente hindi dahil sa kapabayaan ng goldilocks kundi dahil sa kapabayaan ng opisina mo. Para saan ka pa kung di mo rin lang alam kung ano ang kondisyon ng building na minamanage mo.

    • kanoy

       Thank you thats why i said what i did but when i add what you said,,which i did not know,,,then its even WORSE! she KNEW about the danger and warned the shop keepers but NOT THE PASSENGERS! she failed to post signs WARNING WATCH OUT FOR FALLING CEILING and ROPE OFF danger areas CLOSE SHOPS that are in danger areas SHE SHOULD BE FIRED!! drive west coast mountain areas and you will see WATCH OUT FOR FALLING ROCK as constant reminder warning signs,,,it helps keep drivers alert,,this was no ACCIDENT this was NEGLIGENCE

  • Hey_Dudes

    I guess when I do decide to come home exiting and arriving into these terminal facilities, a ‘hard hat’ is going to be one of my carry-on’ item.  These terminals really saaacks,

  • Francis81

    Kahit super palpak si Conjurado di pa rin matanggal yan, siempre kamag-anak ni Pweenoy yan!


    Si Ninoy nambabatok sa airport kasi galit kay Abnoy ……. weeeeee.. >>>>>>>

    • $8278216

      Ano ba pinagsasabi mo K—L, walang kang magandang commentaryo,,,,,alisss dyannnn, arikis sa Ilonggo(galis kung sa tagalog)

      • ARIKUTIK

        Nakaka kiliti bang namnamin ……. Nagbagsakan ang kisame sa airport kasi si Ninoy ay nag alburotong Multo. Bakit daw na RH ang Abnoy na bata…. Whei !

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

        Hindi mo ba alam na psychic si Pnoy?  Pagmasdan mo ang mga mata niya.

      • indiosbravos2002

        Halatang humithit ng tawas si Arikutik.

  • Marx Louis Wang

    Bakit hindi pa kasi ipa-close for renovation yan! Nakakahiya! international airport parang domestic airport lang yan sa backward country sa ibang bansa. Nakita ko maraming lamat sa bubong at tumutulo pa kapag umuulan. Ipagiba na lang kasi yang at tayuan ng bago.

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Sue that sub-standard airport!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    Very very embarrassing.

  • indiosbravos2002

    If this is the US, airport management will be in deep sh@t on a multimillion law suit.

    • kanoy

       it should not be any different here, this woman should sue the airport authority along with  the ”accident” named Cecilia Bobila whose NEGLIGENCE AS MANAGER was the direct cause of this accident..had she performed her duties and manages NAIA 2 as she was paid to do she would have been doing inspections of the ceiling given 3 previous derelictions of duty already this year oh man i wish this would have been a kano woo woo close down NAIA

  • Ronald

    Gawin na yan na Noynoy Aquino International Airport. Mas bagay, parehong sira.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

    Kung among sira ng airport, yun din ang sira ng gubyerno. Obligasyon in lang ayusin ang unang makikita ng pumupunta sa Pilipinas. Buti pa sa Macapagal airport, este Clark na pala.

  • WeAry_Bat

    How surprising.  I would expect T1 to go crumble down sooner than T2.

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