Saturday, May 21, 2016

How to Deal with the Porter Scam at the Manila Airport (NAIA-3)

Yesterday, news came out that the dreaded airport (NAIA) has a another passenger scam being implemented. According to news reports, unscrupulous porters approach passengers and tell them that there's a long line at the airline check in desks and most probably, they will miss their flight.

Such kind of words are quite alarming especially for passengers are only at the airport because of their connecting flights. This is also bad news for passengers whose tickets cannot be re booked, non transferable and non refundable.

Scam No 1: The crooked porters, knowing how such inconvenience can affect the passengers, will offer to "Fix the problem" with a $50 grease money and their tickets will be processed ahead of the other passengers who are already lined up.

Scam No 2.: Other/same porters will approach the passengers and ask for more money saying that the initial $50 was not enough. The porters this time can be more menacing.

For Passengers ( How to avoid these scams):

1. Do not engage in scams. If you are about to get delayed, ask for official remedies. Approach the airline desk directly and explain your problem. As airline/airport employees, it is their obligation to help you.

2. Record every conversation. Download spy apps and use it to catch criminals.

3. Report the criminal activities observed to the authorities and send it to your lawyer, friends, and relatives.Those people will become your insurance polices. Also consider the legal implications then decide if it is worthwhile uploading it to the social media.

For Airport Authorities (How to Prevent the Porter Scams):

1. Prevent unnecessary interaction between porters and passengers. Porters at Philippine airports are all over the passenger parking, loading and unloading areas, etc.

2. Restrict Porters to their areas at the airport and whenever passengers need their services, they may approach the airport customer services and ask that porters be called.

3. Ban airport cops and personnel from asking passengers if they need  porters. They should also be banned from suggesting porter services to passengers.

4. Porters should be banned from unnecessarily speaking to passengers. Those who are done serving customers should never talk to other passengers and head directly back to their quarters.

5. Optimize the use of CCTV and scrutinize every movement at the airport.

6. Penalize every violation of airport rules.

News Source: Beyond Deadlines

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Block Voting

A religion that commands its flock to singularly vote for candidates with strong linkages to criminality like rape, lasciviousness, murder and large scale graft is not a christian religion.

#Quiboloy #Iglesianicristo #whatever #du30 #DuterteForPresident #BongBong4VP #BBM2016

Monday, May 11, 2015

My Opinion: No Bail For Carjackers

Just today, a major paper's editorial mentioned that congress is getting alarmed with the rise in carjacking cases and they see it as a pattern building up and will peak during next year's elections. Cars are badly needed during campaigns and with the value of vehicles being very high in this country, selling carjacked vehicles and parts is big business.

Now, there are people in the streets, radio stations and even in congress who thinks that stronger legislation is what's needed. Therefore, some are now calling that the crime of carjacking come with a no bail provision for all suspects. That may sound yummy but it is not. This country have a lot of laws already but enforcement, prosecution and the judicial system itself is seriously lacking.

What's the use of calling for no bail if no sizable arrests, indictment and convictions are being carried out? Of course, there is also the issue of our bad penal system but let's not talk about it now.

My fear is that this "No bail" provision will only be used as a tool for oppression. Crooked cops can threaten people with carjacking and hence, no bail, if no sizable grease money if given...

I humbly suggest that we spend more time cleansing the ranks of the police and helping them catch crooks.

Install CCTV's everywhere and post the criminal's faces on facebook. The cops would have no choice but to catch them.


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