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Old December 20th, 2010, 02:22 AM   #4341
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will be visiting this airport tomorrow. nice pics! brings nostalgic memories
of those times 13 years ago when we were still in the heat of master plan-
ning and project preparation with not a few having skeptical thoughts on
whether this project will push through. but those were exciting times as any
pre-construction activities of projects this magnitude would be. will be nice
seeing this again, if only for a day's visit ...
Its nice to know bai @zidlakan that BSA was once your "baby" . We hope you can share your past and present insider info(and photos also) about Negros Occ's premier gateway.
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Old December 20th, 2010, 07:49 AM   #4342
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will be visiting this airport tomorrow. nice pics! brings nostalgic memories
of those times 13 years ago when we were still in the heat of master plan-
ning and project preparation with not a few having skeptical thoughts on
whether this project will push through. but those were exciting times as any
pre-construction activities of projects this magnitude would be. will be nice
seeing this again, if only for a day's visit ...

Welcome back sir zidlakan, I still remember that it was during the term of Pres. Ramos that the new airport was planned with initial groundbreaking, then another groundbreaking during erap's term, then the final groundbreaking and completion during PGMA's term.....whew....it really took some time for the project to start and more time to be completed with I think one more year of delay because of the NPA raid......finally we're all benefiting from the operation of a new and modern airport.....
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Old December 20th, 2010, 12:24 PM   #4343
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good pm guys! i'm a resident of bacolod where planes pass by on its final approach to BSA. i just noticed something.....these past few days[last friday-today] there's this plane, looks like 5J's old DC-9 but smaller, on its approach to BSA. i noticed it almost everyday around 4-5 in the afternoon.. is it owned by a Flying school? a Private Plane? or Passenger Plane(PAL, 5J, etc.) ?

just asking guys..
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Old December 20th, 2010, 12:39 PM   #4344
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good pm guys! i'm a resident of bacolod where planes pass by on its final approach to BSA. i just noticed something.....these past few days[last friday-today] there's this plane, looks like 5J's old DC-9 but smaller, on its approach to BSA. i noticed it almost everyday around 4-5 in the afternoon.. is it owned by a Flying school? a Private Plane? or Passenger Plane(PAL, 5J, etc.) ?

just asking guys..
basi iya na sang Central bank o di gani iya ni Danding Cojuanco...amo man lang ang may mga amu na style nga eroplano gahumpa diri..kay ang aga ari man na di sya naghumpa (central bank) basi kay guina deliver ang bag-o ta nga mga paper bill....kon gamay nga propeller type, iya na ka Flying school which is AAI...
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basi iya na sang Central bank o di gani iya ni Danding Cojuanco...amo man lang ang may mga amu na style nga eroplano gahumpa diri..kay ang aga ari man na di sya naghumpa (central bank) basi kay guina deliver ang bag-o ta nga mga paper bill....kon gamay nga propeller type, iya na ka Flying school which is AAI...
awesome! thanks for the information, dude! so, you're working gali sa BSA? so, what's the latest update? any upcoming new flights(domestic/international)?

thanks again!
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 06:14 AM   #4346
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Yup, migo @arcabe works in NBSA.
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 01:26 PM   #4347
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Benitez assails CAA

BY RANIE S. AZUE

BACOLOD City — Third District Cong. Albee Benitez assailed the leadership of the Civil Aviation Authority (formerly Air Transportation Office) for its continued inaction on the problems hounding the Bacolod-Silay Domestic Airport in Silay City.

Benitez initiated a congressional inquiry on the situation of the provinces gateway, particularly on the alleged unsanitary upkeep and malfunctioning facilities.

The problems in the airport are yet to be addressed even after the sacking of its manager Felizardo Torralba, Benitez said.

According to Benitez, he already asked the CAA Director General Alfonso Cusi for a dialogue and a possible inspection of the airport facilities.

Cusi is yet to reply to his request, Benitez said.

However, he is positive that the problems in the Bacolod-Silay Domestic Airport already reached the attention of Cusi, the reason why the former manager was sacked.

He said he has given the CAA until the end of the year to address the airport problems.

Continued failure will force him to initiate for an investigation in aid of legislation, said Benitez.

Benitez is the vice chair of the influential Committee on Transportation.

Meanwhile, Benitez said his utmost priorities for his constituents in the 3rd District are education and healthcare.

Benitez said he, together with the provincial government, targets 20,000 beneficiaries for the Universal Health Insurance and 2,500 scholars./PN
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 04:45 PM   #4348
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Looks like Benitez would have to wait for several weeks after the reply because of the resignation of Cusi himself.
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Old December 25th, 2010, 03:45 PM   #4349
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HAVE A JOYOUS AND SAFE CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR!!!

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BACOLOD-SILAY AIRPORT






Ang arrival area tahum gid...wala tuktukon nga halayan







pero ang entrance sa departure is still tuktukon


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Old January 3rd, 2011, 07:12 AM   #4351
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Thanks for the pics doc, it's nice to see some improvements in the arrival area....
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 07:39 AM   #4352
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Hope to see more & more & more improvements in the days/weeks/months ahead.

Maski amat-amat lang basta may tupa!
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 05:15 PM   #4353
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BACOLOD-SILAY AIRPORT


Ang arrival area tahum gid...wala tuktukon nga halayan
Kabalo man gali sila mag put things in order. The structure itself is already first rate. They just need to keep it squeaky clean, well arranged and fresh-smelling. Simple as that.
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New airport manager to assume today
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BACOLOD CITY - The new manager of the Silay-Bacolod airport will assume office today.

Efren Nagrama, former manager of Iloilo airport, was appointed to head Silay-Bacolod airport by former Civil Aviations Authority of the Philippines Director General Alfonso Cusi who resigned last month.

Acting airport manager Jun Madamba confirmed to The Daily Guardian that Nagrama will report to his new position today through a text message which he received Tuesday.

“I have to report there tomorrow (January 4, 2011) consistent to Authority Order by DG Cusi, please continue with the usual transaction as necessary,” Nagrama’s text message said.

Nagrama’s appointment, which was earlier telexed to Madamba, was dated December 10, 2010 and was supposed to be “effective immediately”.

But Nagrama did not show up and Madamba, who was appointed in acting capacity after the relief of Felixberto Torralba, continued to dispose of the functions.

Madamba, who is from Binalbagan, Negros Occidental, has not received any relief order as manager of the Silay-Bacolod airport.

Cusi has tendered his irrevocable resignation as CAAP director general effective December 31, 2010 but went on leave December 22, 2010. He was replaced by Alex Java who was appointed by President Benigno Aquino III.
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Old January 6th, 2011, 09:09 AM   #4355
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Subic, GenSan, Bacolod also slated for open skies

by Eric B. Apolonio

THE Aquino administration’s pocket open-skies policy will likely include three more secondary international airports: the Bacolod, General Santos and Subic airports, Transport Secretary Jose de Jesus said Wednesday.

“As a rule of thumb, the pocket open skies will include all secondary gateways, meaning international airports outside of Metro Manila,” he said.

“We will study if the airports of Bacolod, [Subic] and General Santos will be included. These airports must have CIQ or customs, immigration and quarantine services.”

Earlier, De Jesus said the international airports in Cebu, Zamboanga, Laoag and Davao would be covered by an executive order coming out this week and adopting a pocket open-skies policy.

The Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in Clark, Pampanga, was similarly declared open to all airlines by an executive order issued by former President Gloria Arroyo.

Newly installed Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines head Ramon Gutierrez said President Benigno Aquino’s coming order would focus only on the secondary gateways.

He said he welcomed the coming order as the Civil Aviation Authority expected better revenue for the secondary gateways.

The President first announced his preference for a pocket open-skies policy in a conference at the Marriott Hotel Manila on Nov. 18 last year. He vowed to “put teeth” to Executive Order 219 through its full implementation in international aviation.

He said national development “requires promoting an open and competitive international aviation sector that enables Philippine and foreign air carriers to expand their operations, maintain a strong Philippine-based aviation industry, and ensure international connectivity in order to allow Philippine and foreign air carriers to plan and make long-term investments in the Philippine market.”

Industry records show there are 47.4 million seats available to foreign and local carriers to serve the Philippines’ air passenger traffic, but only 10.97 million seats or 23 percent are being used.

Analysts say the unused 36.4 million seats should be complimented by the construction of more hotels and the development of more roads and tourist facilities.

One questioned the policy of opening Philippine skies to foreign carriers without reciprocity.

“We cannot give for free our air rights,” said Robert Lim Joseph, chairman of the Travel Cooperative of the Philippines.

“If we give our rights for free, the Philippines will not have any bargaining position during air negotiations.”

Alejandra Clemente, president of the Federation of Tourism Industries of the Philippines, said open skies would have no effect on tourist arrivals unless the government promoted the Philippines more aggressively and spent more money on infrastructure.

“The non-competitiveness of the Philippines as an Asian destination has long been felt ... because of the infrastructure development put in place by most, if not all, of the countries in the region,” she said. With Joyce Pangco Pañares


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New airport manager vows reforms
Saturday, January 15, 2011

BACOLOD-Silay Airport's newly installed manager Efren Nagrama said his first agenda is to correct the image of the airport and improve existing policies, including the transport system.

Nagrama took over as the acting airport manager on January 4, 2011, from Jun Madamba, who was recalled to his previous duty as the airport's Air Traffic Controller.

Nagrama was the Iloilo Airport Manager and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines regional manager prior to his assignment in the province.

He said he immediately implemented measures to ensure cleanliness in the airport terminal building, especially in the comfort rooms. He found out that the water system at the airport was not working well so he also instituted some repairs.

As far as the transport system at the airport is concerned, Nagrama said they now accommodate all modes of land transportation at the airport, but still don't allow public utility vehicles to pick up passengers in front of the terminal building.

Nagrama added that they have already accredited 50 taxi units and that they encourage taxi operators who would like to service the airport passengers to organize themselves to avoid conflict.

"We are trying to settle the issue about the transport system at the airport," he said.

Nagarama also emphasized their campaign against fixers for "colorum" vehicles operating at the airport.

"They exploit the tourists and give a bad impression to our guests," he said.

Instead, he encouraged the tourists and other airport passengers to utilize legitimate transport companies operating at the airport.

Available at the airport, he said, are the counters for GT Express, coupon taxi, metered taxi and tourist vans. (Teresa Ellera-Dulla)

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on January 15, 2011.
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Old January 31st, 2011, 05:58 AM   #4358
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Members of the Association of Taxi Operators, angry over the requirements set for them to be able to pick up passengers at the Bacolod-Silay Airport, are planning to stage a boycott.

Their spokesperson, Jonatan Gallego, said last night that Silay Mayor Jose Montelibano wants to limit the number of taxis that can pick passengers up at the airport to only 50, a number that would not be economically viable for them.

“On top of that, we are being required to pay for parking spaces to be part of the lane where taxis can pick up airport passengers and for a counter in the airport,” Gallego said.

With the limited number of units allowed per operator to pick up passengers at the airport and the other overhead expenses, it will not be worth it, he said.

Gallego said his group is set to submit a formal letter to Airport Manager Efren Nagrama stating their objections and their stand today.

He explained that because taxis that bring passengers to the airport are not allowed to pick passengers up when they get there, unless they comply with the requirements that Montelibano is insisting on, a higher fare is being charged, he said.

He said taxi passengers from Bacolod to Silay pay about P400 to P500 to enable taxis to recover their costs since they cannot pick passengers up on their return trips.

Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) earlier said he will meet with Air Transportation Office officials to discuss concerns over the airport operations.

Neither Montelibano nor Nagrama could be reached for comment as of press time.*CPG


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Old January 31st, 2011, 10:02 AM   #4359
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sorry to erase the Nav-aids pics, it's for OPSEC purposes. Budlay na...

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Old January 31st, 2011, 03:07 PM   #4360
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....as I was skimming through the different airport threads here, I just realized that if Bacolod Airport wasn't transferred to its present site, it would have been the ugliest airport in the country....IMO ha....hehehehehehe!
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