Stripping in Davao Airport

Most of the people I know have already stamps on their passports. Me? I have a passport with a “not-so-pretty-mug-shot-like” face and blank pages that are dying to have some out of the country ink to be dabbed over it. But well, that’s life. 🙂 Those who have gone out of the country could say that the security in airports are really tight… Maybe my experience in Davao International Airport (DIA) aka Francisco Bangoy International Airport share the same type of “tight” security.

Davao Airport Lobby

Davao Airport Lobby

Here’s to stripping!

First off, shoes, then, wrist watch, jewelry, coins, mobile phones, and who could ever forget the belt? Ah, the belt! That leather strap which holds your entire “loose” jeans or shorts into place. Good thing mine fought against that acceleration due to gravity fall, else, people would really see my “hot and sexy” underwear. Haha. Kidding aside. 🙂

Pre-Departure Lounge

The Pre-Departure Lounge

I have been to only five airports in my entire life (Yeah, I know, I have a long way to go): Iloilo International Airport, Mactan-Cebu International Airport, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Cagayan de Oro Airport, and of course, this. Out of the five, it is only here that I experienced “stripping” and seen promising security measures being practiced. Even though it’s such a routine, I still felt safe! 🙂

Davao - Life is Here

See? “Life is here!” 🙂

The Airport at Night

Davao Airport at Night.

For organization and cleanliness, I give two thumbs up to the airport of Davao. Security is definitely top notch – an excellent venue in providing passengers the quality assurance they need for a safe and worry-free trip. The pre-departure lounge and other “comfort” places are good – not to mention the glass windows that offer the beautiful view of airplanes taxiing, the landscape, and everything in between.

I don’t mind stripping some more in different airports. Haha! 🙂


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  1. Haha. Great post Rej! Before I thought this ‘stripping’ measure is being done to all airports.. maybe because I often depart here. then I started to wonder why some aren’t as strict, then I saw your post. Now at least I could somewhat be sure! haha 🙂

  2. I’m glad I was able to somehow “justify” 🙂 LOL Try passing through Iloilo International Airport and you’ll really feel the “not-so-strict” environment. See you this January!!! 🙂

  3. Let’s strip then down the street! 🙂

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