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Trust me, you’re gonna need more help than just toilet paper and soap.
I am really scared of their definition of renovation, and I’m already dreading the Php 6,000 toilet bowls and short faucets.

Airport officials promise good toilets in 2 months
By DJ Yap

MANILA, Philippines—Stung by criticism, officials at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport have promised that all toilets in the old terminal building will be clean and have running water, toilet paper and soap within two to three months.

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Manila International Airport Authority general manager Jose Angel Honrado said the agency has imposed that deadline upon itself to renovate all toilets in the NAIA terminal, which recently was listed among the world’s worst airports by a travel Web site.
“What we can promise to our traveling public is that within two to three months all our toilets will be fully equipped with toilet paper and soap,” Honrado said in an interview last week.

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He said MIAA has been renovating lavatories in Terminal 1, and has finished work on seven to eight sets of male and female rest rooms out of 17.

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On the other hand, the lavatories in Terminal 2 and 3, being in good condition, have no need of renovation, Honrado said.
The Web site, The Guide to Sleeping in Airports, ranked the Manila airports, particularly the NAIA Terminal 1, the fifth worst in the world and No. 1 in Asia for 2010, behind two French airports, including the Paris Charles De Gaulle, and the Los Angeles and Moscow airports.
Some of the complaints raised about the NAIA terminal involved its “filthy toilets,” as well as not enough seats and officials asking for bribes.
Reacting to the NAIA’s ranking, Honrado said he respected the opinion of the reviewers but invited them to visit the terminal again and see the improvements.
He also noted that the website was geared toward budget travelers who slept in airports to save on lodging. Honrado said Terminal 1 could not accommodate airport sleepers, given the space limitations. Source

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Guilty conscience

Ms.C, this is not about the restrooms, but while I have your attention on matters related to the airport, maybe you can also ask someone to check the people collecting travel taxes. A person manning the counter said he’ll give me a discount on the more than Php 1,000 I needed to pay. I was happy, at first, until I realized he only made me pay the Php 200 processing fee. I didn’t quite know what to make of that, I was thinking “Is this what I think it is? Did he do that not because I was entitled to… Read more »

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Wow neon green lavatories! To divert the attention away from moldy tiles?

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Elemersglue

Meron bang special lounge/room or whatever yung mga politicians? Kasi hindi ko gets kung bakit parang hindi nila napapansin yung mga CR sa airport. (Actually, yung buong airport mismo)

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CVS Reply:

yes pero feeling ko bulok din, but not as bulok as ours

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8/17 sets of restrooms in NAIA 1 are done, acdg to MIAA . NAIA 2 and 3 need no repairs because they are new. So, why the July deadline? Three months to repair plumbing and buy toilet paper and soap?

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our budget terminals are in better shape. labo.

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Jenny

as officemate told me that she has a friend working at T1. the friend went out for a errand and when he came back, the ceiling over her workstation fell. imagine if he’s there working, he could have died.

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CVS Reply:

and we would never hear about it.

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Guest

The fact that the website was geared towards budget travelers doesn’t make the reader’s opinions less valid. Doesn’t it mean the opposite? Since these are budget travelers, their expectations as to amenities should not be as high as someone who travels business or first class. What does it say about our airport if we can’t meet even their expectations? I still don’t understand why terminal 1 flights and airlines still haven’t been transitioned to T3? Nothing against Cebu Pac and the other airlines that use it right now, but how is it that they’re there and the big international carriers… Read more »

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chinita

a complete overhaul of the toilets are needed … no amount of toilet paper, soap and running water could remedy the gross situaution of our “comfort” rooms. cosmetic remedies will never cover up the stink, molds, mildew and gazillon bacteria give. knock down all the CRs and build new ones. that’s what the airport manager should do! isn’t that what our P750 terminal fee is also for?

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Dear Cecile,
Last night I arrived Manila Terminal 1 at 11pm. I was at the immigration line at 11:11pm until 12 midnight! As a foreign citizen living in the Philippines, I can say that this projects a bad impression towards the tourists who were also in line with me. The lines was moving in a very slow phase and the Immigration officer even asked me how was waiting in the lone line was! I know he was power tripping & making a fool out of us.

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Delghie

and make the escalator work EVERYTIME! for goodness sake… for a physically challenged person like me, going up/down the stairs is a BIG deal…

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Eew!!! While most airports around the world are renovating facilities to comply with seismic requirements, this NAIA 1 can’t even get the bathrooms to decent level. It should not cost P6K to paint over that nasty rusty stain. This is just one of the many moronic incidents one will experience being in NAIA 1. My husband had to pay some kind of terminal fee on his way to his flight back to the US. Not having anymore local currency, he was so relieved when told he can pay in dollars, which he did. Imagine how stupified he was when he… Read more »

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Dear Ms. Chuvaness, Ola! comostas? I hope you doing ok, despite the weather sa Phils. May I ask for a favor?When you get the chance, por favor, pa delete po my comments, like the one above? bagong buhay na po ako, ayoko na po mang okray ng mga airport. I tried po via Disqus but no access. Salamat po ng madami.

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Ola! Mam chuva, thanks so much for deleting some of my okray comments. Naiwan po yung comment ko above. When you get the chance po uli mam, pa delete na lang po the comment above including this one. Pasensya na po, bait baitan mode na po kasi ako, no more maldi-maldita for me. Thanks and God Bless.

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Que horror ang lavatory!! Is that the “renovated state”??? It looks like a lavatory from a carinderia. I might even be degrading some carinderia for saying this. Not an inch close to an International Airport lavatory. Giving me the creeps now as I will be seeing this sight in a month’s time. waaaaahhhhhh

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no that was the current state

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lellibelli

Can they just ask nalang big companies to sponsor the bathrooms and it’s upkeep? Para pagandahan ng banyo!

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Mark Mainguy

“He also noted that the website was geared toward budget travelers who slept in airports to save on lodging. Honrado said Terminal 1 could not accommodate airport sleepers, given the space limitations.” What about balikabayans who spend their currency back in the phils? Is that a way to welcome them? After riding on a 16 hour flight, and needing to use a clean washroom (how can you expect the plane’s washroom to be clean after a 16 hour full flight) can we not expect decent washrooms to use? Especially when the flights form the middle east come in and you… Read more »

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Mhelskie07

Mr. Honrado, konting respeto naman sa sarili, ang dami nang nagsasabing renovation ang kelangan ng Terminal 1, nde lang toilets…kelangan pa bang iutos directly eto ni PNoy? busy din yun kahit papaano, do your job and make your boss proud!

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Grace

seriously now?! why can’t they migrate all international flights to terminal 3 ba? then renovate terminal 1 altogether. it’s not just the toilets, haller!! where’s the ATMs? the foreign exchange booths? the food? the food!!! hello! not all of us are rich enough to enter the lounges so we are stuck with siopaos and sandwiches while waiting inside the damn airport for 2hours or more!! tsaka puede, stop it na with all those senseless checkpoints! [Reply]Anonymous Reply:April 24th, 2011 at 12:04 AMANA transferred to NAIA3 already. Cathay and Singapore airlines are also interested to relocate as soon as MIAA give… Read more »

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Anonymous

ANA transferred to NAIA3 already. Cathay and Singapore airlines are also interested to relocate as soon as MIAA give them their go signal. =) However, the problem with transferring all the T1 airlines all at once is the logistics. I remember when cebupac started operating at T3, there were massive delays. Ok na yan paisa-isa muna as long as all of them gets transferred by this year.

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I don’t believe that Paris CDG is voted as one of the worst airport in the world!!! C’est un scandale…why? cause gatwick and heathrow are not that clean as well. And what about Cairo airport? and lots of airports in africa? Anyway I really believed that NAIA is the worst no wonder about that. Mr Honrado you should atleast bend you knees and look down under the lavatory. 8 yrs ago I used the toilet beside the restaurant outside before checking in it was already filthy Dirty.Siiiiggghh I think not only toilet there but the whole airport , staff and… Read more »

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a minor effort for a major problem.

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It’s not just the restrooms, Mr. Honrado. The whole place is falling apart. From the lighting to the flooring.

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yikes!

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