Just a few days before the much awaited, grandest of all Cebu’s and one of the country’s biggest event, the Sinulog, departing passengers who have hand carried baggages at the Mactan International Airport, domestic departure waiting lounges have to open their bags for manual inspection. All because of a passenger’s coffee.
As one airport personnel told me, at around 4AM yesterday, 13 January, a passenger placed his/her coffee inside a paper bag and placed it inside the scanner. It got spilt and short circuited the mother board of the equipment and is now non functional. They got the personal details of the offending passenger and he/she might be charged for the damage.
This is a big time problem for such a critical week. If the scanner won’t be repaired on time, this will be a big headache for departing passengers especially after the Sinulog this Sunday. It is really advisable to be early at the airport.