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MEMORANDUM ORDER No. MCL-07-007
TO : ALL CONCERNED BI-NAIA PERSONNEL
Thru : CLODUALDO C. PEŇERA
From : THE COMMISSIONER
Subject : ADOPTION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF “NO TOUCH,
NO CONTACT” AND “TATTOO IS AN ART” POLICIES
Date : June 25, 2007
In order to eliminate possible complaints of harassment from passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminals I and II, the following are hereby ordered and all airport-based officials are enjoined to observe:
a) “NO TOUCH, NO CONTACT” POLICY. – Unless special circumstances demand otherwise, there shall be no physical and/or bodily contact with any passenger. Searching hand- carried luggage is likewise prohibited it being a domain of the security officials and the customs authorities.
b) “TATTOO IS AN ART” POLICY. – Unless coupled with other indicia of waywardness or derogatory information from validated sources, mere tattoo on the body unless it is either morally offensive, indecent and vulgar, or politically and racially insidious depiction, shall be treated with artistic value; hence, no passenger suspected of having tattoo shall be made to show, display, or exhibit the same unless volunteered by said passenger.
Apropos, the conduct of monitoring, examination and/or inspection of departing and arriving passengers shall be limited only to their travel papers and documents.
Violation hereof shall be dealt with accordingly.
The MCMG-NAIA is hereby directed to strictly monitor the implementation of this Order and shall be included in its regular monitoring report to the Commissioner.
For strict compliance.
(Sgd)MARCELINO C. LIBANAN