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Old August 8th, 2006, 08:53 AM   #1
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Negros Occidental Infrastructure and Urban Planning

What ca u say about Bacolod's infrastructures?
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Old August 8th, 2006, 09:18 AM   #2
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Modern, I like your roads there, quite wide even if your cities are not yet so developed, which is right so that investors will be lured to your city
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no bias ito ha. ive been to various parts of the country, pero what i really like bacolod is that:

1. traffic plan is well laid out. bacolenos are saying that their streets are now jammed with vehicles --- well you havent seen the traffic jam of other cities yet.

2. Bacolod is clean and green. - dunno. a lot of people wont agree on this but, hell yeah. its true that bacolod is really clean compared to other "Highly Urbanized Cities". It wont get the C&G hall of fame award if they dont live up to expectations.

3. progress and development - it has been a bit slow on the first few years of 2000. but look at bacolod now. its roaring like a tiger. constructions here and there, expansions left and right.
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I agree w/ u eric...
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Here is a satellite photo of San Carlos. At the upper right corner is a long strip of concrete which looks like a runway. Is this the community airport that was mentioned a while ago? I sure hope that they'd be able to utilize this airport fully as a domestic airport.



Negros Occidental will soon have two domestic airport and one international standard airport. It just proves that Negros is a very important area since it is the only area outside Luzon that could support 13 cities and three new airports. If Bacolod City was set up like other provincial capitals, I am sure it would be bigger than Iloilo and San Carlos... But due to the existence of so many medium sized cities, it has to share some of the infrastructure and business and educational institutions with the rest of the cities.

SIPALAY AIRPORT AS AN EXPRORIATION AIRPORT?




The President's State of the Nation Address (SONA 2006)


State of the Nation Address of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo during the 3rd Regular Session of the 13th Congress of the Republic of the Philippines
July 24, 2006


We will link Sipalay via Silay airport funded by the national government and Kabankalan airport being built by its local government. Thank you.

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07/27/2006

PGMA's SONA welcomed in Negros Occidental


Cities of Sipalay and Kabankalan are doing the local initiatives to boost the tourism industry. Sipalay City with Mayor Oscar Montilla, the local government has filed a case for expropriation to use the Maricalum Mining Corp. airport. Through the initiative of Kabankalan City Mayor Pedro Zayco, talks with the landowners of the area for the proposed airport are conducted.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2005
City to become next world-class resort

The mini-airport in Sipalay is not yet abandoned and is currently maintained by the MMC management.

The governor said if opened to chartered flights, a number of tourists could easily explore Sipalay's tourist spots.

Tourism Regional Office 6 director Edwin Trompeta earlier said the details of the two airstrips in Sipalay are being compiled so that the project will push through.

The Department of Tourism targets to open domestic flights to include Cebu to Sipalay, Palawan to Sipalay, Manila to Sipalay and Boracay to Sipalay.

The airport could accommodate at least 24 flights daily from Sipalay to Caticlan.

Trompeta said the proposed Sipalay airport would promote the province's tourism potentials.

Most of the owners of the Sipalay beaches are foreigners.

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http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/bac...ss.resort.html



Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Guv: Use gov't power on bid to use MMC airport


GOVERNOR Joseph Marañon recommended that the Sipalay City Government use its expropriation power to push through with its proposed airport project using the airstrip of the Maricalum Mining Corporation (MMC).

The MMC management had refused to allow the government the use of the airstrip.
If the president, Teodoro Bernardino, won't agree to the proposal the government may as well use its expropriation powers to effect commercial chartered flights to maximize tourism promotion in the south, said the governor.

Sipalay is headed by Mayor Oscar Montilla Jr.

Utilizing the airstrip of MMC will boost the tourism promotion of the fine and world-class beaches of Sipalay, which are now owned by foreign nationals with Negrense wives, said Marañon.

He added that most of the clients of Sipalay beaches are foreigners.

Montilla earlier disclosed that Bernardino turned down the proposal presented to him by the Department of Tourism (DOT) through Secretary Joseph "Ace" Durano.

But the mayor said this week they will again make re-negotiations with Bernardino, but this time through an offer to buy the property.

Sipalay readied P2 million to buy the property.

In case the renegotiation will become successful, DOT had plans to open chartered flights to the MMC mini-airport that included routes from Palawan to Sipalay, Boracay to Sipalay, Manila to Sipalay and Cebu to Sipalay, all vice versa.

DOT envisioned the MMC mini-airport to be like the Caticlan in Aklan that is hosting about 24 flights daily. (EASD)

SOURCE:
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/bac...c.airport.html



Arroyo backs Sipalay tourism, lauds Bacolod for call centers


She said the building of an airport in Kabankalan City is important to developing tourism in southern Negros Occidental.
She said she would also look into whether the old airport of Maricalum Mining Corp. in Sipalay could be opened for use.

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http://www.visayandailystar.com/2006.../topstory3.htm



Sipalay As Boracay Alternative

Tourism Secretary Ace Durano is reportedly negotiating the opening of two private airports in southern Negros Occidental — the airport owned by the Maricalum Mining Corp. in Sipalay City and the airport of the Construction Development Corp. of the Philippines in Basay, Oriental Negros.
Durano’s goal is to draw tourists in Cebu, Boracay and Palawan to also see the scenic spots of Basay and Sipalay.
The stretch from Cauayan to Hinobaan in southern Negros Occidental down to Basay and Bawayan City is one of the most picturesque spots in Negros Island, which used to attract many foreign tourists in the past, especially Japanese tourists. With the insurgency problem virtually solved, resort owners have started to redevelop their facilities.
Actually, there is a perceptible increase in the number of visitors now frequenting these places. But their accessibility to aircraft could prove a boon to the Negros tourism industry.
Asia of Hinobaan, for example, can rival the white sandy beaches of Boracay and Bulata in Cauayan.
Trompeta agreed that the willingness of Negrenses to come up with the best tourism package, gave added impetus to Durano’s resolve to pursue the possibility of bringing in light aircraft through two private airports in Basay and Sipalay City.

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http://www.newsflash.org/2004/02/ht/ht005097.htm

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Old August 19th, 2006, 04:07 AM   #6
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Friday, August 18, 2006

'Bacolod in good shape'


THE City of Bacolod is now in good shape.

Thus said Mayor Evelio Leonardia in his State of the City Address (Soca) Thursday.

Leonardia highlighted six basic areas that greatly influenced the economic growth of the city: infrastructure, investment promotion, employment generation, livelihood development, tourism and agricultural projects.

"I am happy to report that as of June 30 this year, our actual collections from local sources stand at P166 million which indicates that as of middle of this year, our actual local collections are ahead of target by 26 percent or close to P35 million."

Such increase, he said, was attributed to effective collection on business and land taxes.

From last year's P650 million, he pointed out, the City's general fund has increased to P675 million although there are still about four months before the year 2006 ends.

Leonardia commended the hard work of the members of the Finance Task Force (FTF) headed by Dr. Rogelio Balo, Secretary to the Mayor, whom he said had developed innovative strategies to increase the city's collections.

City Budget Officer Luz Treyes, City Treasurer Florentino Guanco, City Assessor Benjamin Latorilla and City Accounting Office officer-in-charge Eduardo Ravena were also acknowledged for their efforts in delivering collection efficiency.

Infrastructures/Investments

The mayor also reported to the Council that to date, the City Engineer's Office (CEO) has completed about 93 projects worth P27.4 million.

Forty-two others amounting to P45.2 million are still being constructed and implemented.

As for the investment program, he disclosed that the Bacolod City Investment Board (BCIB) had granted investment incentives to four big companies that have established their businesses here.

This include the Firm Builders Realty Development Corporation (FBRDC), Robinson's Metro Bacolod (RMB), SM Prime Holdings (SPH) and Grand Regal Hotel (GRH).

Employment/Livelihood

The mayor said, the Public Employment and Services Office (PESO) was able to help 641 Bacolodnons to land jobs here and abroad.

Leonardia added that the City's Cooperative and Livelihood Development Office (CCLDO) has also provided loans to nine cooperatives with 671 members with a total amount of P860,000 through the Livelihood Development Fund (LDF).

The tourism industry is also growing as the City Tourism Office (CTO) registered a total of 223,475 visitors last year or 8,612 higher compared to 218,282 in 2004.

Leonardia also commended the initiative of the residents from Barangay Alangilan led by Punong Barangay Degie Tanista for the implementation of the vermin-composting and organic vegetable farming project.

Peace and order

He said Bacolod remains relatively peaceful with no incidence of high profile crimes or violent terrorist incidents even at the height of the Masskara Festival and the 23rd Sea Games last year, thus he thanked City Police Director Pedro Merced for a "job well done."

With this, Leonardia said he is proud that Bacolod was recognized by the Asian Institute of Management as one of the top five Most Competitive Mid-sized Cities for 2005.

"The path ahead of rebuilding our city is always paved with our best intentions to work hard and succeed. We have practically everything in place that we need to make our vision a reality. More than any material resources or technology, we have the best ingredient for success in our midst, we have our people with gallant hearts and eager hands who are ready to carve out a future where we can be proud to bequeath to the generations after us," said Leonardia.

Councilor Lyndon Caña praised the mayor for presenting facts and figures.

"It depends upon the people now to believe it or not. The mayor is entitled to cite his achievements and his successes, so lets just give that to him," Caña added.

Vice Mayor Renecito Novero likewise commended the city mayor for his Soca.

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Project Overview

New Bacolod Airport is positioned as the first phase of development of major domestic airports planned by the Philippine government.
The new airport is to be constructed in Silay City, some 24km north of the existing Bacolod Airport, located in Bacolod City on Negros Island. Basically it is an airport for domestic flights, and in a bid to trigger business and tourism for the central Philippines area (the area including Negros Island, where the new airport is to be located, and Cebu Island, a famous tourist destination), it will have a 2000-meter runway and design specifications on a par with an international airport, and which comply with international standards.

The owner of the new airport will be the Government of the Philippines, Department of Transportation and Communications - Air Transportation Office (DOTC).
Design and supervision will be carried out by Pacific Consultants International (PCI). Detailed design of some of the air traffic control, lighting, meteorological and aviation fuel facilities will be handled by the Takenaka-Itochu joint venture.
The Philippine government will obtain a loan from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) for the construction of the airport.




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Iloilo airport of international standard to boost WV economic growth



Iloilo City (24 Mar) -- Three years from now, this province will have its own airport of international standard with its concomitant benefits in form of more employment opportunities and eventually economic growth for Western Visayas.

During the press conference held in her recent visit here, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo announced that the contract for the P6.2 billion new Iloilo airport of international standard had already been signed and the construction will start as soon as the notice to proceed will be given to the winning Japanese contractor.

“The P6.2 billion airport project will give jobs for the people of Iloilo not to mention the job that will come later in three years time when it’s finished, when investment will be coming in, even more conveniently because of the international airport”, President Arroyo said.

President Arroyo said that part of her administration’s program to create jobs in Iloilo, in Region VI is to provide the important infrastructure needed to make investors increase their investment.

She also added that it is time for Iloilo to have the international airport since it is the country’s fourth busiests airport today with Metro Manila being the busiest.

To further boost development in the region, the President said a regional airport will also be set up in Silay, Negros Occidental costing P4.8 billion.

“The international airport in Iloilo will be having planes from America and Europe and the regional airport in Bacolod will have planes coming from Japan, Korea and Guam”, President Arroyo said.

Together these two airports, she said, will make a very,very modern infrastructure setting for a good investment climate three years from now and even when the construction itself begins.

Also, according to the President these airports are the realization of the dreams, after many, many years of the people living in these areas.

She disclosed that when the new airport in Iloilo opens, the old airport will become a commercial and light industry complex which will also give more jobs to the Ilonggo people. (PIA)
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soon the NEG OCC will have a 4 air transports:

1. Silay International Airport
2. San Carlos Domestic Airport
3. Kabankalan Domestic Airport
4. Sipalay Domestic Airport

A Phils province more on Airports.

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soon the NEG OCC will have a 4 air transports:

1. Silay International Airport
2. San Carlos Domestic Airport
3. Kabankalan Domestic Airport
4. Sipalay Domestic Airport

A Phils province more on Airports.



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do all of these have regular flights?
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Old August 19th, 2006, 08:19 AM   #11
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Wow! Bacolod is really great. Please tell me more about the airport there. How many planes could use the terminal in a given time? How many passengers it accomodate accomodate? The only problem now is how to link the different islands of the visayas. Visayas, truly the best part of our country. Always open for progress!
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Old August 19th, 2006, 09:23 AM   #12
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Wow, international-standard airports are sprouting up like SM malls! Good thing meron na rin sa Silay, para naman macomplement yung nasa Iloilo. Hehe, can't wait na makakita ng Asiana, JALways, Continental Micronesia, o kaya mga international LCCs diyan!
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Meet set to plan bridges linking Visayas islands

BACOLOD CITY—Governors in the Visayas will converge here on Aug. 31 to discuss the proposed bridges that will link the three Visayan regions.
Negros Occidental Gov. Joseph Marañon said he offered to host the meeting to discuss the projects that he fully supports.
Marañon said the meeting was covered by a memorandum signed by Bohol Gov. Erico Aumentado, president of the League of Provinces of the Philippines, informing all 16 governors of the Visayas that the meeting will tackle one of the major infrastructure projects of the national government—the proposed bridges from Western to Central to Eastern Visayas.
Invited to the meeting were Economic Planning Secretary Romulo Neri and Public Works Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane, Aumentado said in his letter.
Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Hermogenes Esperon Jr. was also invited to the meeting to discuss programs of the AFP in the Visayas.
Marañon has been pushing for the construction of bridges to link the Visayas to boost the regions’ tourism and economy.
Western Visayas (Region 6) is composed of the provinces of Panay Island—Iloilo, Antique, Aklan and Capiz; the island-province of Guimaras; and half of Negros Island, Negros Occidental.
Central Visayas (Region 7) is composed of the island-provinces of Cebu, Bohol and Siquijor and the other half of the Negros Island, Negros Oriental.
Eastern Visayas (Region 8) covers the provinces of Leyte and Southern Leyte on Leyte Island; the Samar Island provinces of Samar, Eastern Samar and Northern Samar; and the island-province of Biliran.
So far, only the islands of Leyte and Samar have been connected by a bridge, the 2.16-km San Juanico Bridge, the longest bridge in the country. It was built in 1973 during the Marcos regime.
Building the bridges linking the major islands of the Visayas have been proposed to President Macapagal-Arroyo as part of the infrastructure projects under the proposed “Central Philippines Super Region” that the President announced during her State of the Nation Address last month.

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^kapag na-link ang mga islands ng Visayas. Grabe! Pina-progressive na siguro ang part na iyan.
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^kapag na-link ang mga islands ng Visayas. Grabe! Pina-progressive na siguro ang part na iyan.
ya..expect it great.
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Wow! Bacolod is really great. Please tell me more about the airport there. How many planes could use the terminal in a given time? How many passengers it accomodate accomodate? The only problem now is how to link the different islands of the visayas. Visayas, truly the best part of our country. Always open for progress!
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Do we have more renderings of the airport???
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Wow! Bacolod is really great. Please tell me more about the airport there. How many planes could use the terminal in a given time? How many passengers it accomodate accomodate? The only problem now is how to link the different islands of the visayas. Visayas, truly the best part of our country. Always open for progress!
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great! bridges for visayas! that is indeed good news. at least may alternative na mode of transpo na.
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