NAIA airport security gets a boost after shooting incident at Terminal 3
In this country, it seems that only a body count can get people moving.
Jerome Aning of the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports that authorities have increased police visibility and tightened security at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in the aftermath of the shooting incident last week that killed Zamboanga del Sur town mayor Ocol Talumpa and three others.
According to the report, "checkpoints have been set up at the approaches to the publicly accessible arrival and departure areas of the terminal, with airport security and Philippine National Police operatives opening car trunks and quizzing the vehicles' occupants." Aside from this, additional security guards and policemen have been deployed to secure the airport, particularly Terminal 3.
Last Friday (December 20), Talumpa was shot dead by unknown assailants on board a motorcycle at a loading bay inside the airport. The improvement in airport security coincides with the peak season when more vacationers and tourists are expected to flock to the airport to fly to the provinces and abroad for the holidays.
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