President Benigno S. Aquino III inspects the security arrangements and facilities at the domestic departure area, Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City on Thursday (October 31) to ensure the safety of the passengers during the observance of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day following the launching of DOTC’s Undas 2013 “Oplan Ligtas Biyahe." (MNS photo)

President Benigno S. Aquino III inspects the security arrangements and facilities at the domestic departure area, Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City on Thursday (October 31) to ensure the safety of the passengers during the observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day following the launching of DOTC’s Undas 2013 “Oplan Ligtas Biyahe.” (MNS photo)

MANILA, Apr 1 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday inspected passenger terminals in Metro Manila and Batangas in time for the Holy Week exodus.

Aquino personally visited the Batangas Port in Calicanto, Batangas City with Governor Vilma Santos-Recto before heading back to Metro Manila.

At the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia), the President dropped by Terminal 3 where Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Angel Honrado briefed him on the situation of airport security and situation of passengers.

As part of his annual inspection, Aquino checked the help desks, the check-in counters and the x-ray machine near gate 2.

He will also be accompanied by Honrado to Terminal 1, which is undergoing renovation.

Terminal 1 has long been criticized as among the worst airports in the world because of its poor facilities.

Honrado said the repairs and renovations at Terminal 1 were 85 percent complete.

Aquino will also visit the Jam Liner Bus Terminal in Quezon City later in the afternoon. (MNS)