Philippines: Manila: Ninoy Aquino Airport: security deemed inadequate

……………DHS has determined that the security measures implemented at NAIA are not adequate as dictated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and will continue to closely monitor the security situation at the airport as well as coordinate with MIAA and OTS regarding next steps to include development and implementation of corrective actions, and scheduling of additional security assessments.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin and I met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo following the Philippine Embassy in Washington’s official launch of a cloud-based electronic queue management system called QLess. During our meeting, we discussed the notice from the DHS and assured Secretary Pompeo that we are working round the clock to address the issues that have been raised, among them the need to install standalone audible alarm systems in emergency doors, calibrating walk-through metal detectors and the purchase of equipment that include X-ray machines and explosive detection systems.