Manila International Airport Cleared by US TSA


November 25, 2011

MANILA, Philippines - A team from the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) found the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) complex to be "generally compliant" with international security standards, according to Transportation and Communication Secretary Manuel Roxas.

Roxas met with the five-member TSA team, led by Wayne Hall, at the end of its Annual Security Assessment (ASA) inspection, which lasted from November 14 to-19.

"Despite a few specific instances where the TSA found need for improvement, the Philippines was found to be in general satisfactory condition by the TSA," Roxas said, in a statement.

"The favorable result of TSA’s inspection shows that our initial efforts to make improvement in our airport security have been successful.  We are further committed to sustaining these improvements to bring benefits to our local and international passengers and tourists," he added.

In response to areas cited by TSA as needing improvement, Roxas approved the purchase of additional CCTV cameras to be installed in critical areas, as well as additional mobile patrol vehicles.

The TSA security assessment covered airport ID processing and access controls, security, quality control, contingency and emergency plans, cargo security, perimeter and terminal access control systems, passenger and cabin baggage screening.

The annual review included air carriers Delta Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Continental Airlines, Fly Guam Airlines, and Philippine Airlines, which all fly to the US.

US federal laws require the TSA to conduct ASA on all airports that have "last point of departure" to the US. - ABS-CBN.

3 comments:

  1. Thats Impossible!

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  2. read this between the lines:

    "Despite a few specific instances where the TSA found need for improvement, the Philippines was found to be in general satisfactory condition by the TSA,"

    that clearly means the NAIA was below par in some areas. and tha'ts what is worrying

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  3. If It were`nt For them (TSA),NAIA Would Be Unsafe And Vulnerable To Anything Dangerous Done By The Likes Of The Late Osama Bin Laden.

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