Bulacan LGUs, residents push for airport construction


    Local officials, residents and various stakeholders have expressed full support for the immediate construction of the new Manila International Airport in Barangay Taliptip, Bulakan, Bulacan to unlock the economic potential of Bulacan province, provide jobs to millions of Filipinos, and help the country recover from the pandemic.

    In a statement, proponent San Miguel Corp. (SMC) said Bulacan governor Daniel Fernando, Bulakan town mayor Vergel Meneses, and officials and residents of Barangay Taliptip and Barangay Bambang voiced their support for the P740-billion project during the public hearing conducted by Environment Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources yesterday.

    The local officials and residents said formal consultations have also tackled measures to mitigate perennial flooding in the province.

    The local government officials said the airport will put the spotlight on the province as a global destination for tourism and will address congestion problems that has affected many air travelers at the country’s current gateways.