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MIAA Response to our Open Letter to the GM

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An Open Letter to the MIAA General Manager

May 24, 2012

Dearest MIAA General Manager Honrado,

Greetings to you, fellow aviator!

I am writing to you in the form of a blog entry on behalf and for the benefit of the public, as some of my concerns are also theirs. Will very much appreciate if you can send your response via email to naiaguyph@gmail.com (and it will be posted in this blog, as well).

Here goes …

  1. Why are we still charging the riding public of “Terminal Fees”? For the benefit of the public, where actually do these “Terminal Fees” go? Can’t it be subsidized by the national government?
  2. What is the stand of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) with regards to plane spotters, most especially those who frequent the end of RWY06/24 along the Multinational Village access road? Are they considered a “threat” to the security of the airport? Will one be violating any law by exercising his/her right to take pictures of departing/arriving planes from outside of the airport perimeter fence? Plane spotting has the potential to lure possible tourist to visit our country (as what some other countries/cities are doing – having duly designated areas of plane spotters).
  3. In the advent of social media used by different public agencies (and even public officials), is there a plan for the MIAA to have an “Official Twitter” account, similar to that of MMDA’s? It will even be nicer to just tweet MIAA to know the updated departure/arrival time of a flight, as most of the time the trunk line (8771-109) of the airport is busy.
  4. How does the MIAA utilize the technology called “email’”? More often than not, when there is an urgent communication required to be transmitted to different departments of the MIAA, your subordinates will require for the hardcopy (poor trees) or at the very least, facsimile (via fax machine) or certain documents. We think otherwise: email communication is faster, and even cost-effective. We even tried sending email to gmo@miaa.gov.ph several times since last year, but it seems that our messages got “filtered” by someone or did not went through at all.
  5. Why are the cabs (yellow taxi’s) lined up around the Arrival areas of the terminal buildings charging so much? Beyond what was set by LTFRB for the rest of the cabbies?
  6. Some officials of the MIAA (who declined to be named) claims that the NAIA will only be there for the next 5 to 7 years. After then, the premiere gateway will be transferred to Clark. How true is this?
  7. What will happen now to the old planes parked at the General Aviation area of the NAIA? Can’t they be, at least, displayed at the rotunda in front of the NAIA Terminal 3 building?
  8. Can we do something about the beggars plying the streets leading to and fro the terminal buildings? Such an eyesore to see them (for tourist, foreigners, and the like) beg and harass (most especially) arriving passengers just outside the fences of the NAIA. What MMDA did during the ADB Summit was great, but hopefully it will be for good.


Will eagerly wait for your responses to the points above. Let’s work hand-in-hand to bring the glory of the NAIA and proved to the entire world that being tagged as the World’s Worst Airport is a misnomer.


Yours truly,

The NAIA Guy