About POP!

POP! is INQUIRER.net’s premier pop culture channel, delivering the latest news in the realm of pop culture, internet culture, social issues, and everything fun, weird, and wired. It is also home to POP! Sessions and POP! Hangout,
OG online entertainment programs in the
Philippines (streaming since 2015).

As the go-to destination for all things ‘in the now’, POP! features and curates the best relevant content for its young audience. It is also a strong advocate of fairness and truth in storytelling.

POP! is operated by INQUIRER.net’s award-winning native advertising team, BrandRoom.

Contact Us

Email us at [email protected]


MRP Building, Mola Corner Pasong Tirad Streets, Brgy La Paz, Makati City

Girl in a jacket

Filipinos call out NAIA on social media after finding bed bugs at Terminal 2 and 3

After the news broke out about “surot” or bed bugs infesting the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminals 2 and 3, social media users are now sharing their experiences.

A Facebook user who has personally experienced being bitten by bed bugs at the said airport wrote, “Eto yung mga surot na kumagat sakin 😩😩😩Akala ko simpleng langgam lang or apanas yun pala SUROT na 😩😩 [These are the bed bugs that bit me. I thought it was just a regular ant or a large red ant but it was a bed bug].”

Sabi nila itong surot na ito galing daw sa mga middle east na nadadala ng mga ofw na umu-upo dito ( hindi po sa nilalahat ko ) pwede rin po na mga tao na galing dito sa pinas,.. [They said that these bed bugs came from the middle east that were brought by the ofws who are sitting here (I’m not saying all of them) it can also be people here in the Philippines]”, she continued.

She ended her post by calling out the staff of Terminal 3 if they could clean these seats so that these bed bugs would not be able to bite people in the airport and that they would not bring them to their own homes.

Other users have also shared a similar experience through posts seen at the DIY Travel Philippines Facebook group stating that they also have been bitten by bed bugs.

With the fast spreading of this information, people on social media took to the comments to express their thoughts on the situation.


via Facebook

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has issued a statement about the said scenario and wrote, “Reports have reached the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) about social media posts of certain people who claim to have been bitten by bed bugs in Naia Terminals 2 and 3.”
MIAA General Manager Eric Ines has already instructed the terminal managers to conduct an investigation regarding the scenario.

“The MIAA apologizes to the victims and assures them that a speedy resolution to this can be expected,” they continued.

They have confirmed that these posts were indeed true and two of those who were bitten were given medical assistance. They will be pulling out these seats while they are conducting a disinfection.


Other POP! stories that you might like:

Carmina and Zoren Legaspi’s remarks on relationships and women’s appearance resurface, called out on social media

‘Seeking Swift Justice’: Filipino Swifties scammed of almost 15 million pesos in ticket scheme, demand accountability

5-star hotel in Manila faces backlash over ‘unprofessional behavior’ towards interns

‘Irregular Student,’ another of Kween Yasmin’s impromptu spoken poetry, goes viral

Lasallians and Iskos clash in the comments section of a DLSU Freedom Wall over post about ‘theft’

About Author

Related Stories

Popping on POP!