The Ninoy Aquino International Airport has put in place new security measures as tourists rush to the airports for their vacation.
Naia said people will have to go through facial recognition on a camera, and have their right index finger scanned along with their passports.
Airport authorities said these measures were put in place to hasten the identification of passport holders in the national database and speed up the immigration process.
Manila International Airport Authority general manager Ed Monreal added that they are waiting for the awarding of the contract for 1,500 new CCTV cameras that will augment the existing security cameras around Naia.
“May mga facial recognition na ho yung mga cameras. We have different types of cameras already,” Monreal said.
He reminded airport employees to be careful with their greetings so that would not sound like they were asking for gifts.