Miaa: Naia Terminals 2 and 3 now free from bed bugs

Miaa: Naia Terminals 2 and 3 now free from bed bugs

By: - Reporter / @luisacabatoINQ
/ 08:44 AM March 01, 2024

Miaa: Naia Terminals 2 and 3 now free from bed bugs

The facade of the Naia Terminal 3. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminals 2 and 3 are now free from bed bugs, Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) head executive assistant Chris Noel Bendijo said on Friday.

The pronouncement was in relation to social media posts where passengers complained of getting bed bug bites in the terminals’ rattan and gang chairs.


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Miaa earlier issued a statement apologizing to the passengers and ordering an inspection and enhanced sanitation in the terminals.

Asked over a Radyo 630 interview if the airport chairs are now “surot-free”, Bendijo answered yes.

“We have examined, we have inspected our seats, safe po ang ating mga upuan,” he added.

(We have examined, we have inspected our seats, and our seats are safe.)

All rattan chairs, which are exclusive to Terminal 2, were also pulled out and will be replaced with gang chairs from other terminals.


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“‘Yun pong sa Terminal 2, lahat po ay pina-pull out na po ni GM [Miaa General Manager Eric Ines]. Based dito sa initial recommendation ng ating pest control service provider, pati na rin ng ating terminal manager, mukhang medyo permanent muna na hindi ibabalik ito pong mga rattan chair,” Bendijo said, noting that rattan chairs are prone to bed bug infestation.

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(At Terminal 2, all rattan chairs are ordered to be pulled out by GM [Miaa General Manager Eric Ines]. Based on the initial recommendation of our pest control service provider and our terminal manager, it seems that these rattan chairs will not be brought back permanently.)

Miaa will also be exploring procurement options for additional chairs in the airport, which will be discussed later today, he added.

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