50k worth of valuables stolen
In an unfortunate series of events, a Pinay balikbayan's trip home to bring home shoes and gifts for her newborn child were discovered stolen when she arrived in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
In a report by GMA News, Maria Melencia Nabor found that the fabric in her luggage was forcibly torn and then held back together with tape for the carousel in the NAIA terminal two. After close inspection, some jewelry, shoes, and gifts for her child, 50k worth of valuables, were stolen.
"Nung pagkita ko, wala 'yung gamit ko, mga accessories ko, nanghina na po ako. Ilang na akong bumabiyahe papunta dito, papunta doon sa Hong Kong, walang nangyari, tapos ngayon lang 'yan nangyari sa'min." said Nabor.
She then proceeded to take a picture of the torn luggage and went to the front desk for help.
"Hinarap ko po sa kanya 'yung bag, 'yung luggage, kinuhanan ko po ng picture bago ko po siya binuksan tapos meron pong isang staff ng NAIA na lumapit, tapos tinanong po niya kung anong nangyari. Sabi ko, bukas na po bag ko, sira na," said Nabor.
Airport authorities have said that the theft was likely at Hong Kong and advised her to call Philippine Airlines, the airline she rode.
PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna has said they have begun tracing back Nabor's luggage in their ground handling facility in Hong Kong via CCTV footage.
Manila International Airport Authority spokesperson David de Castro emphasized that the baggage of passengers is the primary responsibility of the airlines.