Barely a couple of months after the Bureau of Customs' balikbayan box random inspection issue (which obviously wasn't taken well by our dear OFWs), another aviation mess involving airline passengers and their belongings has become a hot topic recently.
The latest person who allegedly has fallen prey to this extortion scheme was a 65-year-old woman. She was supposed to fly to Singapore to watch his son play football. A bullet was reportedly found in the senior citizen's bag after being subjected to an x-ray scanner, which led to her current detention at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Looks like this deplorable trend has no end.
Recently, a concerned citizen came up with an awareness video on how a person's locked uggage can easily be opened—without a trace at that—just by using a FREAKIN'PENCIL:
Ginawa q po itong video na ito para po sa kaalaman ng mga nakakarami na ang inaakala nilang safe ay hindi pla.paki share nlng po.nakakatakot po na kahit cno ay pwede mabiktima.hahayaan mo pa bang isa ka o isa ang iyong kaibigan o kakilala???ang maging biktima. Paki kalat nlng salamat poPosted by Bhaneng Venus on Friday, October 30, 2015
The clip above comes off as informative and at the same time alarming, like several other videos and memes on the invasion of privacy. So why the hell is the government downplaying these "few isolated cases"?
And why can't this fiasco be addressed this simply?