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August 14, 2014

Four major PH airports will receive advanced scanners

Passengers concealing large amounts of cash, illegal drugs, and explosives will soon have a hard time smuggling these objects through major Philippine airports thanks to these new high-tech scanners.

Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 Credit: WikiPedia

Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3
credit: WikiPedia

The government will soon acquire Passive Millimeter Wave Scanners that can scan through clothing and even skin. These scanners can detect metallic and non-metallic objects, including powder and dust, better than the usual X-ray machines that our airports currently have.

Here is a video we found on YouTube that demonstrate the use of a Passive Millimeter Wave Scanners. There is also an Active Millimeter Wave Scanner wherein a full body sized machines thoroughly scans and creates a 3D image of the subject.

Here are the four international airports in the Philippines to receive two (2) scanners each:
1. Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1
2. Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3
3. Mactan-Cebu International Airport
4. Francisco Bangoy International Airport (Davao City)

According to Roberto Villanueva, deputy administrator of the Office for Transportation Security (OTS), each scanner will cost as much as Php6,000,000. The scanners are scheduled to be installed by the end of the year before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Manila in 2015.


7 Responses to “Four major PH airports will receive advanced scanners”

  1. major says:

    good work.wag lng sana mag take advantage ang mga operators. kasi sigurado yari ang mga babae dito.

  2. eng.eng says:

    may ganyan na ang philippine arena. may world class CCTV pa. SUS

  3. atot says:

    ok lang yan sa simula. pag masira yan aabotin pa ng ilang taon bago maayos.

  4. Rainbow Rat says:

    Malamang first and last na naman ito. Why not improve the facility itself first. Madaming improvements ang kelangan ng airport natin. And i think it is pertinent to do so since we want more tourism.

  5. testUser says:

    haha.. expect an additional Php300 fee for this. PMW Scanner Fee.. hahaha

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This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film junkie and technology enthusiast. He wish to have his own cinema soon, so watch out for it. You can Follow him on Twitter @PlyrDan10.

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