To comply with President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to stop baggage thefts, Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Eddie Monreal said Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade ordered all employees with direct access to passenger baggage to wear body cameras. Surveillance cameras will also be installed in areas where baggage and containers pass through between the plane and the airport.
Airport officials have been threatened by the President that they would be fired if there would be any similar case of stolen luggage as in the case of two returning overseas Filipino workers at Clark International Airport.
“The message of the President is clear, he wants this to stop. Lahat ng pronouncement ng Pangulo kailangang sundin, walang ifs and buts (All pronouncements of the President must be followed, no ifs and buts.),” Monreal added.
The MIAA earlier announced that it will no longer renew the contract with service provider MIASCOR as ordered by the President. The company was given 60 days to wind down operations, Monreal said.