Miaa takes action as 'surot' issue bites Naia Terminals 2 and 3 | Inquirer News

Miaa takes action as ‘surot’ issue bites Naia Terminals 2 and 3

By: - Reporter / @luisacabatoINQ
/ 07:25 PM February 28, 2024

Suroy issuie bites Naia, Miaa vows action


MANILA, Philippines —  The Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) has ordered the inspection and enhanced sanitation measures at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminals 2 and 3 amid reports that bed bugs, locally known as “surot” have bitten some passengers.

The agency was referring to two Facebook posts alleging that the terminals’ steel and rattan chairs harbored “surot” or bed bugs.


The individuals who posted about the incident even included photos of their legs and thighs with what they believed were bed bug bites.


In a statement on Wednesday, Miaa General Manager Eric Ines said that he ordered the terminal managers to look into the matter and provide a report within 24 hours.

Ines also tasked them with recommending solutions to the bed bug problem.

“The MIAA apologizes to the victims and assures them that a speedy resolution to this can be expected,” the agency said.

“Following an investigation, it was confirmed that our terminals received these complaints and that two of those who were bitten sought and were given medical assistance by our Miaa medical teams,” it added.

The Miaa said that the seats identified in the reports have been removed, while disinfection procedures will continue. 

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.


© Copyright 1997-2024 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.