Mong Palatino

blogging about the philippine left and southeast asian politics since 2004


@mongster is a manila-based activist, former philippine legislator, and blogger/analyst of asia-pacific affairs.

Philippine Airport Terminals

Ninoy Aquino International Airport or NAIA is the Philippines’ busiest and most important airport. It’s also infamous for being one of the most hated and worst airports in the world. To be included in the (dis)honor roll is embarrassing for NAIA but at least it forced the government to recognize the urgency of redesigning and enhancing the physical and aesthetic structures of the airport, including the services it provides to domestic and international passengers. But NAIA is just one of the country’s 85 airports, nine of which are so-called international terminals. What is the state of these lesser known airports? Are they worse than NAIA? Can they handle more air traffic? Do they make air travel less stressful for tourists and our Overseas Filipino Worker heroes?

Frequent travelers usually complain about the decrepit and cramped conditions of our airports. The photos in this webpage validate these observations. But my aim is not merely to expose the poor quality of our air transportation infrastructure. I also hope to build a network of Philippine travelers who will passionately lobby for better airport terminals and services. And I’ll also give some travel tips to first-time visitors in the Philippines.

This will be an online collaborative project and this page will be continuously updated. So send me your photos of Philippine airport terminals and share also your travel tips – Sakay na!

Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Legazpi, Albay


Daraga, Albay


On this site will rise an international airport in Albay


Naga, Camarines Sur


Naga, Camarines Sur

Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Tablas Island, Romblon

tablas. romblon airport , sometimes open, sometimes closed. too far from main town center

Cauayan, Isabela


Sta Barbara and Cabatuan, Iloilo

Roxas, Capiz

October 2017

October 2017 entrance to terminal

Caticlan, Aklan (Boracay)


Kalibo, Aklan (Boracay)

Tagbilaran, Bohol




October 2017 departure wing

Bacolod–Silay, Negros Occidental


Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte

Dipolog, gateway to Mindanao

Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro

Laguindingan Airport, North Mindanao




Surigao City

Butuan City

Zamboanga City


Zamboanga check-in terminal

Zamboanga pre-boarding gate

Zamboanga pre-boarding gate


General Santos

Cotabato City




Davao City

Breastfeeding station. Davao

Breastfeeding station. Davao

gate 4

gate 4

Gate 4

Gate 4

Virac, Catanduanes

NAIA Domestic

imported food chain at naia terminal 4

imported food chain at naia terminal 4


NAIA Terminal III

NAIA Terminal 3 Arrival Area Baggage Claim

check-in counters cebupac

NAIA Terminal II

Inside Terminal II. Domestic pre-departure gate

Inside Terminal II. Domestic pre-departure gate

NAIA International

NAIA Terminal 1 lobby undergoing renovation

NAIA Terminal 1 lobby undergoing renovation

"please bear with us as we upgrade our airport" NAIA Terminal 1

“please bear with us as we upgrade our airport” NAIA Terminal 1


arrival. october 2014

arrival. october 2014

ready for apec 2015? arrival area june 2015

ready for apec 2015? arrival area june 2015