OTS released revised list of prohibited items on board aircrafts

On June 30, 2015, Philippine's Office for Transportation Security (OTS) released a 6-page memo (Memorandum Circular 02, Series of 2015) stipulating the kind of items that a passenger can or cannot carry on board the aircrafts.

Prohibited items on aircrafts
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The said list, a newly updated one is in congruence to international standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

"The primary objective of the said step is to develop the pre-existing list of items prohibited on Philippine airports to counter emerging threats to civil aviation brought about by introduction of new items capable of being used to destabilize aircrafts and innovative ways of artfully concealing weapons devised by unlawful elements. It also intends to establish a standardized security screening operations at all airports in the country.", The OTS wrote on its website.

The memo contained a chart where items were grouped into seven (7) categories, such as:

A. Guns, firearms and other devices that discharge projectiles

B. Stunning devices

C. Objects with sharp points and edges

D. Workers' tools

E. Blunt instruments

F. Explosives and incendiary substances and devices

G. Liquid, aerosols and gels (LAGs)

Take a look at the detailed list by visiting this link found on OTS website: List of Prohibited Items According to each Category (pdf)

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