31 July 2007 - New guidelines on the carriage of liquids, aerosols, and gels (LAGs) in carry-on luggage to and from the Philippines

Effective 01 August 2007, liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGs) in 100ml containers will be allowed in carry-on luggage at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).


In an agreement between the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), the Office for Transportation Security and the Philippines National Police Aviation Security Group, the total ban on LAGs in carry-on luggage will be lifted effective next month in compliance with the security standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).


As stated on MIAA’s primer, passengers will be allowed to carry LAGs in containers measuring 100 ml or less, which must be placed in transparent resealable plastic bags measuring approximately 20cm x 20cm. The capacity of the bag must not exceed 1 liter. Any LAGs carried in container larger than 100ml will not be accepted on the carry-on bags, even if the container is only partially filled. Larger containers must be placed in the check-in luggage or should be left behind.


Further restrictions and exceptions are also in place for other liquid substances such as medication, baby milk/foods, retail liquid items bought at the airport or onboard the aircraft. These items are still subject to additional checks and verification at the screening point.