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Friday, December 9, 2016

Bicolanos elated over Pres. Duterte’s visit in Albay

LEGAZPI CITY, Dec 9 (PIA) – Bicolanos expressed their elation and eagerness over President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s visit in the province of Albay to lead groundbreaking of the Bicol International Airport (BIA) in barangay Alobo, Daraga Albay and to grace the 7th year anniversary of the Federalismo Alyansa ng Bicol (FAB) at the Legazpi City Convention Center.

The BIA Development Project was initially planned in 2010 with a budget amounting to P1.544 billion. It aims to develop a new airport with international standards and would replace the existing Legaspi City Airport to accommodate bigger aircrafts and serve a larger volume of passengers.

FAB, formerly the Bicol Autonomy Movement, has been advocating for an autonomous region for Bicol and was renamed as suggested by President Duterte, who was then Mayor of Davao City.

 “He lost here during the elections, but he still showed that he is doing his job. What took the previous administration three years to do, he was able to do in four months,” Albay congressman Joey Salceda said referring to the release of P700 million fund for the construction of the landside facilities of the BIA and the bidding out of the P1.71-billion expansion of the airport.

“We thank President Duterte for this decisive action and we are confident that an international airport will sustain the gains of Albay tourism,” Salceda furthered.

Public school teacher Evelyn Grageda said, “This is a historical event for Bicol with our beloved President Duterte as the guest. On the very site will be our Bicol International airport. Wow..an honor and privilege for Bicolanos.”

Government employee Lita Felipe added, “An international airport is a magnet for big investments for Bicol. It will jumpstart development. Bicol is so rich in flora and fauna. The conservation of its biodiversity is important. Kudos to people of Albay.”

Bicolano OFWs likewise expressed their anticipation for faster and easier air transportation.

“Wow! Thank you lord! Thank you tatay president. Siguro next na uwi ko I can fly direct to Bicol from where i am now,” Alexis Lacson said.

Eric Remolacio, an OFW in Taiwan, agreed,  “Good compliment for our president. Bicol Intl Airport will provide easy access transportation among Bicolanos especially to all OFWs. .

OFW from Qatar Jose Cantuba Cedino added, “Sa wakas mag kakaroon na ng international airport ang bayan namin. Kahit na talo ka sa bicol dimo pinabayaan.”

“Thank u President Duterte from Bicolana here in Macau!!!God gave us a good and sincere president like u! Ur a blessing to us!!!Thank u po!!, ” former teacher and now OFW Vangie Gubat posted.

 Bicolanos also lauded the President’s support despite not fully supporting him during election,

“No vindictiveness even though he was not fully supported last election. Still here he is, giving hope to Bicolanos,” said uniformed personnel Lion Venzuela.

Artist Matt Euzen said, “The best President. Kahit hindi nanalo sa Bicolandia handa pa rin nyang tulungan ang mga Bicolano! Yan ang maurag!

Bicolana Arg JD added, “Always remember #PRRD is not a politician. He is a true public servant. Kaya kesihudang hindi nya kaalyado o kakampi noong eleksyon nandyan pa rin sya para sumuporta sa ikakabuti ng Bicol. (MAL/SAA-PIA5/Albay)

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