Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Fish and the Fish Scales

 Dear insansapinas,

Ordinarily, a fish is not a fish without fish scales. For the fish to be adjudged Miss Bangus or Miss Tilapia, its scales should be serving their purposes--protection and identities and they should be made of materials that addressed to these two functions.

When NAIA was rated as the worst airport in the world, the basis of the ranking were the reviews of travelers who complained, among other things, of “safety concerns, lack of comfortable seating, rude staff, hostile security, poor facilities, no (or few) services to pass the time, bribery, being kicked out and general hassles of being in the airport.”

If it were a fish, the evaluation was not only about its fish scales ( TSA) or security but the whole enchilada--the scales, the tail, the eyes, the bodies...etc.

So when DOT Secretary Roxas  touched on the security of the NAIA, he was just talking about the scales.

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) may be one of the world’s worst airports, but passengers passing through the aging Manila facility need not fear for their safety, the government said on Friday.In a statement, the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) said Naia recently passed with flying colors a safety audit conducted by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
But we are not only selling fish scales. We are selling the whole fish. 

Some parts of the whole that need some changes do not require millions of pesos to make the airport at par with other international airports .  These are hostile staff, bribery practices which eat up most of the time of the staff, thus good services are not delivered. 

The officials are always ready to defend the administration's incompetence even to the extent of talking about fish scales instead of fish

ISDA kayo diyan, bilasa na.


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