Gloria Arroyo wants expansion of Iloilo airport

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Former president and House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo pushes for the expansion of the Iloilo International Airport.

Macapagal-Arroyo in The daily Guardian report said she already requested the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) for the expansion plans of said airport.

“We had an oversight meeting and we called DOTr, CAAP. They explicitly and declaratively said that Bacolod-Silay Airport will be expanding, but what about Iloilo?” according to the Pampanga representative.

She also said CAAP disclosed that there is an unsolicited private sector proposal for the expansion of the Iloilo airport.

The main basis for the approval of the proposal is if the private sector can provide equal income for CAAP, said Arroyo citing the agency.