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Old 02-10-2018, 03:29 AM
 
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Wow, I'm Filipino and also am clueless about laglag bala. But wow that's disgusting. Duterte to the rescue!
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:57 PM
 
Location: From Sunny Honolulu to Rainy Puget Sound Area
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they don't necessarily plant the bullets. if they targeted you for extortion, the xray technician will "call" the attention of his supervisor that there is something suspicious in you luggage. then they separate that luggage and open it and that's where the magic comes in.
But still... the X-ray machine's location in Terminal 1 (I don't know about the other terminals at NAIA) looks like it's in an open area.

The security agents seemed professional, and I have not seen any of them, at least while I was there standing in the long line, pull off any luggage from the conveyor belt for checking the inside contents.

However, who knows. You have traveled to the PI a lot more than I did, and know more about the history of the corruptness than I do.
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:26 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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But still... the X-ray machine's location in Terminal 1 (I don't know about the other terminals at NAIA) looks like it's in an open area.

The security agents seemed professional, and I have not seen any of them, at least while I was there standing in the long line, pull off any luggage from the conveyor belt for checking the inside contents.

However, who knows. You have traveled to the PI a lot more than I did, and know more about the history of the corruptness than I do.
Yeah they got scared straight because of Duterte. It got so bad they were accusing elderly women of trying to smuggle in ammo through customs. They would then hold up a 9mm bullet to say "look what we found in your luggage and you can us a fine or you can miss your flight". It was as found out that it was stay xray techs, baggage handlers, and security all in on it. The baggage handlers were caught a couple months back taking things out of bags in transit while at the airport.

I kinda wish they would that do me when I go back in June because I would laugh and be like " a 9mms really, I don't shoot a gun that small".
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Old 02-12-2018, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Florida & Cebu, Philippines
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Duterte orders end to 'tanim-bala'
The alleged bullet-planting scheme in Philippine airports may now be a thing of the past after President Rodrigo Duterte prohibited authorities from arresting passengers for bullets in their luggage.
The wife and I travel to the Philippines every year and I can say from experience that some of the security guards in Manila cannot be trusted.
If a security guard is going to search your carry on, do not let a female or any other security guard take your attention off your carry on by talking to you, that is one of their scams, then they can plant or steal something from your carry on, in my case they stole a pair of pants from my carry on and then when the guard was done searching and as I walked away, the female called me back and told me that I should reward the other guard for finding my pants, I gave him a old wrinkled U.S. one dollar bill because I know it would basically be worthless to him and I did not wish to end up detained if I refused, be careful and keep your eyes on your belongings at all times, do not let anyone else distract you if your luggage is being searched.
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