Passengers at NAIA deserve "clean toilets, CCTVs, and comfy couches" after being charged lots of travel fees, says Sen. Ralph Recto

How about tighter security?

Maila Ager of Inquirer.net reports that Senator Ralph Recto has proposed "the use of travel tax and other fees collected from  passengers to improve the  security and condition of the Ninoy  Aquino International  Airport (NAIA)" instead of going to the three government agencies managing the airport.

 

The report noted that for Recto, "even a fraction of the fees paid by passengers and planes will be enough to install 'clean toilets, CCTVs and comfortable couches' in its four terminals." In a statement issued on Tuesday (January 7), the senator said that if paying P10 at a mall entitles one to use a hotel-like toilet, Filipino travelers who pay P550 in terminal fee and P1,620 in travel tax "should [not] be entitled to less."

 

According to Recto, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), and the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA)  derive much of their combined  annual P16 billion income from taxes and fees collected from passengers, planes and businesses at the airport.

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