'Tanim bala', An Engineeer narrates his horrifying experience in NAIA
A viral post in social media has been circulating online. An Engineer narrating his unforgettable experienced in "tanim bala or bullet planting".
Engr. Job Jacob Ramo posted and narrated in his Facebook account what happened before and after the incident. He felt rage at that time for being one of the victim in "tanim bala" modus in NAIA.
Mr. Ramo together with his companion said that they were came from the hotel before going to the airport. So, how such thing possible happened to him. He kept explaining to the airport employees that they came from a meeting and his an engineer with an extreme emotions. Maybe, his presence of mind and the outrageous scene caught the attention of other passengers, in which saved him from the "bullet planting".
He said that he's still lucky, he just travel locally and hoping he would be the last one to be victimized.
Read below the full story in his "tanim bala" experience for better appreciation.
My Laglag Bala Experience: YES! IT STILL EXISTS.
June 25, 2016 at NAIA T3 departure Final inspection area around 0840H
EVENT 1: I entered NAIA T3 and had my bag scanned- NO PROBLEM.
EVENT 2: I want my boarding pass printed as i have already checked-in Online so I looked for an Empty CEBPAC Check.in counter and I was just near the Check.In area for the INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT and so I went there to have it printed but I was referred to the Local check.in counter ( Other side ) because my flight is for Cebu only. I did stay in the area for less than a minute before I went to the other side to have my boarding pass printed while bringing my backpack. I managed to check.in and went on to the departure final screening area for bags.
EVENT 3: I had my bag scanned but not one from them touched my bag ( before and after) and I am 100% sure of that. The planting of the bullet inside the little zipped pocket in my bag might have happened even before I reached the scanning section, my guess is it happened in the internatioal check.in area part and they intend to victimize foreigners/OFW who has the money to pay the STUNNING AMOUNT they will soon share.
As they scan it, I was not bothered at all and when they told me they needed to inspect it, I was thinking maybe an excess in liquid for my contact lens solution.
I extracted all my things Inside my bag and had it scanned again including my bag and the bullet that was left inside in it.
The personnel asked me if I was HUNTING, the question did not sink in as I was eager to know what object caused this delay. I was eager to get it from the bottom of that little zipped locked pocket and saw a bullet as i pulled out my hands from it and everthing seemed to connect about his question.
I had a to make a scene in that area telling them that it was not from me and I have no intention to bring such stuff and that I came from a meeting and I work in a reputable company and my profession is an Engineer. They seem to make it look, we dont really care about ur profession, You have that bullet! in an eye language look. I raged, voice raised as i pointed out how THAT AIRPORT SUCKS. Yes I pointed it out to him that the AIRPORT NAIA is famous for this laglag bala and that our tax and terminal fee is too high for such service. He was in raged when he heard me making such accusations against the airport and took it as if I am reffering to him, the employee of the airport being part of the laglag bala event. I have to reiterate that i am NOT referring to the person but to the airport itself. That this event is caused by this airport and to his surprise to my words, He called upon the police and told him that i am accusing the airport to have caused such thing to its passengers and told me we can always look at the CCTV making me feel insecure about my claim. My colleagues were telling me to back and calm down and be careful with the words I say but I am not afraid during that moment. I am not gonna back down, i will fight and I am ready to make it big! even if we will reach to higher officials and court itself. I was talking to my workmates who took a bit of a video of what happened when the guy told me that i could just hand-in my boarding pass. He then made some notes in his log book stating my name and that I did not bring such bullet to the airport and he let me pack my things up and go ahead with my flight.
Key points: When the event took place i had with me my 4 workmates all saying that we just had a meeting and came from the hotel directly to the airport. They also took a video of the event making these NAIA employees aware that we might bring this over to a social media broadcast.
I was just lucky, I guess, that this event is already known to National level and I have my workmates with me. I was thinking, What if I was alone in that flight?, Would they listen? would they do such act of just letting me go? or will they bring me to the office and ask me to give the penalty amount. I was lucky I am travelling with a local flight, What if it was international? what if I did not rage? What if I have let them exploit the weakness of a person given that situation and they have the authority to do what they want?
My friends, I hope I would be the last. I hope change will truly come and justice can be given to those who were victimized by these people " the laglag bala gang"