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The New Iloilo Airport at Cabatuan, Iloilo

News Blog about the New Iloilo Airport

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

PGMA opens Iloilo's new, P8-billion int'l airport

Yahoo! 7 News. 6/13/2007

Arroyo Opens Iloilo's New US$170 MLN Int'l Airport
CABATUAN, Iloilo, June 14 Asia Pulse - Iloilo province on Wednesday formally opened its doors to world air traffic with the inauguration of its brand new P7.925 billion (US$170 million) international airport on a 188-hectare straddling Santa Maria and Cabatuan towns.

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who led the opening of the air terminal, described the new airport as a "shining example of the best that is still to come for all the Filipino people" as the country continues to break loose from its "lethargic economic legacy." The new airport, she added, is a "symbol of our collective will and the people's support." The President lauded the Ilonggos for their steadfast commitment to the project despite the magnitude of the challenges posed by lack of funds.

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