"We ask for your pardon and patience," Philippine president Aquino said in remarks to reporters aired live on national television.
Manila airport, already named by an online travel guide as the world's worst added steam to this name after the air-condition system broke down in Terminal one during a busy travel day for the Easter Holidays.
Manila airport Terminal 1 is used mostly for foreign international airlines.
The Manila airport's Terminal 1 was rated as the world's worst as of last year, for the second year in a row, by online travel website "The Guide to Sleeping in Airports".
Travelers criticized its "dilapidated facilities", dishonest airport workers particularly taxi drivers long waiting times and rude officials in the latest rating.