| I usually never mind a long stopover, but this is seriously the worst place I could have ever had an 18-hour transit. We were flying from Bangkok to London via Manila with Philippine Airlines. We landed and genuinely thought it was going to be a standard transit situation with places to eat and chill. Nah. When we get there, we are put into a transit lounge. There were people definitely living in this lounge, maybe trying to claim asylum. The facilities were awful. There was nowhere to get food in this lounge. We were told we could get staff to get food for us, but of course, we had no Philippine currency and there were no ATM's. Then the airline gave us a transit letter to give to immigration so we could go into another terminal to get some food. He wouldn't let us through even though we had the letter and an onward ticket home and told him our reasoning. He told us to send the staff to get the food and we again explained we had no cash and he simply shrugged. We had to book accommodation in Manila, the accommodation we didn't need or want, to leave to walk a few steps to get food. I've traveled quite a lot and this was by far my worst experience. When I read bad reviews about Manila, I thought people were being picky but it was unorganised and upsetting to be trapped with little to no duty of care from our airline. Did they really expect us to sit there for 18-hours with no food? We ventured over to the other terminal which contained places to sleep and a lot more restaurants. We stayed in this terminal (3) until we could go back through security as the facilities were a lot better (McDonald's, 7/11 etc) and were followed by staff the whole time. When we went to check back in, the staff barely checked our bags and were only singing and playing with each other. Not safe! I will never ever fly through this airport again. Cannot fault any other Asian or European airport I've been to. This place is a joke and I'd avoid at all costs.