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In accordance to the standards of International Civil Aviation Organization, the office of Transportation Security (OST)has issued an updated list of items that are prohibited in hand-carry and check-in baggage of passengers. 

The list was poster on OST’s official Facebook page. “The revised list expanded the coverage of prohibited items to include chemicals and other toxic substances,” the post reads. 

Some of the items that travellers can not bring on their flights are:

    • Pepper spray
    • Insect repellant
    • vinegar
    • Paint and
    • Lighters

“Also added in the updated PIL is an exhaustive list of items considered as liquid, aerosols and gels (LAGS). OTS maintains its restriction on LAGS that are in containers with a capacity of more than 100ml which are prohibited in the hold baggage; however, while still allowed in the cabin or carry-on baggage, such LAGS are now subject to special instruction from airlines.” 

It was in 2006 when aviation authorities started to ban liquid products on planes after terrorists were smuggling liquid explosives through “an aircraft from the United Kingdom bound for the United States and Canada.”

“Security is non-negotiable. We urge the public to refrain from bringing items that are prohibited in the airport to avoid delays and inconvenience,” said OTS administrator, USEC. Arturo M. Evangelista.

“If you are unsure whether an item is prohibited or not, you may contact us through email, SMS Hotline, or any of our official social media accounts. Or better yet, if it is not that important, we suggest that you just leave it at home,” he ended. 

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