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Defensor pushes for direct flights from Iloilo to Guam

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Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. wants the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to launch a direct flight linking Iloilo and Guam, USA and vice versa.

In a letter addressed to DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade, Defensor said the request was made by the American Association of Western Visayas (AAWW).

Defensor said AAWW’s proposal will attract more visitors to the region and generate economic opportunities for the people.

“I hope you will look into this proposal and consider it in your development plans,” the political said.

AAWV president Captain Nelson earlier urged Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific to consider the proposal, saying a lot of Ilonggo families are living in Guam.

Data from the United States Census Bureau showed that Filipinos comprise 26.3 percent of the total population of Guam.

Filipinos constitute the second-largest population of ethnic origin in Guam.