NAIA-3, hot, hotter, boiling

NAIA sweat

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  1. dino says:

    Interesting what Boo Chanco writes today:

    http://www.philstar.com/business/2013/05/15/942155/cost-slow-pace-reforms

    If P-Noy can get DOTC to get off their behinds and out of their air conditioned offices and go out there and build those airports and commuter train extensions and civilize NAIA, that would be a big plus to the national psyche.

    And yes, as I wrote last Monday, do something very visible and very quickly about our gateway airport— NAIA. Being a citizen of a country with one of the world’s worse airports is an unjust psychological burden every Filipino traveling abroad must now carry. We as a people already feel bad about our massive poverty… we don’t need an embarrassment like NAIA to drive us further into our shells in shame.

    Here is an e-mail I received from a Fred Robinson in reaction to my Monday column:

    “I’m a very frequent traveler and I took the Cebu Pacific flight to Shanghai last week. The entire time I spent in the terminal I was thinking it can’t be normal having no air conditioning. I thought I was in Africa. I’m sure glad to know somehow someone can make things happen and get it fixed. Thanks for that. Get competent people to run things.”

    Here is one text message I got:

    “Re: your column today in PhilStar. You hit the target dead center! Fantastic read! Must share. Just wanted to add to what your wife experienced in NAIA T3.

    “Last May 11 when everybody’s going back to their provinces, NAIA closed down one whole row of CebPac check in counters – probably 10 counters. Reason – they were retiling the floors!

    “So this is one plus no aircon inside the terminal, plus the collective summer and body heat MAYHEM!”

    Rene B has this to say:

    “Despite all the favorable news about the present administration, what matters most is what we actually see. NAIA is definitely one of our showcases for public service. And we fail miserably in it.

    “My wife who is traveling right now also made the same comment regarding the air conditioning at NAIA. Nothing has really changed but we don’t read this in the papers (except in your column). You are credible because I know you to be a P-Noy supporter.”

    There are more but the drift is the same.

    Decisions. Actions. Two things we need to see from P-Noy and his boys in this second half. Slow pace of reforms means lost opportunities and heaven knows we can’t afford to lose any more opportunity for growth that is out there.

  1. May 17, 2013

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