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Funny how everyone except the government, it seems, dreams of improving our airport. Everyone from Team Manila to Kenneth Cobonpue, Budji Layug and Royal Pineda have all offered their services for free to do something about it.
The following video comes from Kenneth Cobonpue’s Facebook—a pro-bono proposal from Layug, Pineda and Cobonpue in cooperation with the National Competitiveness Council of the Philippines.

“It’s time someone did something about the worst airport in the world. We made this design because we believe that no matter how beautiful our country is, our airports give the first and last impressions. The plan is relatively inexpensive and simple to adapt, and involves renovating the interiors to allow faster flow of travelers between security, immigration and departure. The first step has been done. Lets hope our government moves on this proposal quickly.”
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Abbydecastro

sana naman wag nang mangurakot ang mga developers and contractors which is actually the best solution

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Msedithlim

Yap we need to rehab the airport with no corruption whatever to start in construction… otherwise, we are back to ZERO…

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Zharmagne

Bravo to selfless designers who share their talent to make a difference. Now, the ball is in the court of the government I hope they take this opportunity not only to improve our airport but to give a sense of unity amongst the people.

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OHMom

This is a very good plan. Impressive even. Unfortunately, that’s all it will ever be – just a plan. The hopeless Filipino in me thinks that the Philippine government is dragging its feet until everyone (architects, contractors, interior designers, plumbers, steel companies, etc.) pitches in for FREE. Why spend if this project can be started and finished for a lot less? 

Until the government does something about the old airport, the Philippines will have to deal with the title of having one of the ugliest and least efficient airports in the world. 

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jemriz

i got excited while watching the video..sana lang maawa na sila sa condition ng NAIA at mawala na tayo sa worst list.

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Luna

If Pnoy is able to do this during his presidency i can forget about all the other things he has gotten wrong so far. Because really, a country that has so much talent to speak of ( and talent willing to do it pro bono at that!) doesn’t deserve to have an airport deemed as the worst in the world

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Anonymous

the people in charge don’t care- who are we all kidding?

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Anonymous

sorry to be the one to burst everyone’s bubble… but time and again we’ve seen this… government will take eons to build a project.  they will commission a private sector to do it.  private sector pays tons of red tape money to all levels of the government.  after several months and years, the project will start. at the middle it will be left uncompleted due to (1) budget provisions not being released; (2) changed in administration; (3) an expose of the red tape money; (4) the senators doing investigation; so on and so forth. the project is left unfinished for… Read more »

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I never really liked the wooden flooring in the check-in area of Terminal 1. I like the new proposal, the concessionaires/Duty Free area remind me of Bonifacio High Street and Greenbelt. (:

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CVS Reply:

concessionaires remind me of Ayala Triangle 🙂

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Our airport is a national embarrassment.  I have serious doubts anything will happen here in my lifetime….. [Reply]CVS Reply:October 27th, 2011 at 11:34 AMhence, “dreams” 🙂 [Reply]The_Sung_Empress Reply:October 27th, 2011 at 11:52 AMSpeaking of “dreams,” medyo dapat yata ichannel natin si Kevin Coster in Field of Dreams and employ his philosophy: “If you build it, they will come.” Yun nga lang, ours come with a caveat. We are known to be such optimistic people and yet all these disappointments with our government and ourselves also make us the worst cynics, I think. Paano na lang pag we really get to… Read more »

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wow..  the concept is modern, simple, uncomplicated yet sophisticated. this is worldclass. let’s do it now. knock! knock! Malacañan.

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Drew

Something has to be done, what is this government waiting for? Why is it so difficult for them to upgrade the air port, to stop this in your face corruption of terminal fee and security fee (all collected in cash, millions of easily pocketed cash) Now also the last european direct flight (and the last european carrier) will also stop flying directly on Manila. Again travelers care but the government does not give a damn. No more direct flights for tourists to come from europe to manila. KLM books 11,000 rooms a year, this crew shops in Manila too you… Read more »

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wow ang ganda! sana hindi maging pipe dream lang.. to think layug, pineda and cobonpue are will to do this for free… ph government wake up!

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I’m not holding my breath.

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wow as in wow! please make it happen as soon as possible.

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I don’t get it,  everybody from the world of design is pitching in; what the heck is this government waiting for? He keeps tramping around his father’s name when the very place where he was made a hero was left in the dark ages. He can turn things around and could actually make it his administration’s legacy.

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I hope the government would actually listen to this na. Wala na nga sila halos gagawin eh. Kumikilos na lahat ng tao except sa kanila. *frustration*

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I didn’t want the video to end! It has so much hope and promise I could cry.

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http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/-depth/10/21/11/palafox-bares-naia-aerotropolis-masterplan – there was already a plan 7 years ago and they were paid. so what happened between that time and now? 

i just think that 1) the two prominent firms must collaborate 2) they must be paid cause I don’t believe that there’s no money with all the fees we are all paying at the airport. 

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Martin Cruz Reply:

Wow, this comes as a surprise. Why don’t the government implement it now?!? Palafox has been paid, all they have to do is implement his well crafted plan. Hay gobyerno nga naman!

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Wow, this comes as a surprise. Why don’t the government implement it now?!? Palafox has been paid, all they have to do is implement his well crafted plan. Hay gobyerno nga naman!

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Guest

Whoa! I like it so much! Oh my! Please build that airport already. Parang awa nyo nah!!!

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First things first:  make the bathrooms clean, functional, and nice-smelling.  Next, add more bathrooms.  Next, add improved seating (and more of it).  Then they can tackle a full reconfiguration.

OR… shut the whole damned thing down for a full-scale renovation right away, and shift everyone to terminals 2 and 3 during construction.

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