Isa sa pinag usapan sa 1st cabinet meeting ni Pres. Duterte ang mga paraan kung paano ma e resulba ang congested manila’s main airport, na kung saan palaging delays ang mga flight.
Sinabi ni Duterte na isa sa paraan ay ang pag gawa ng alternatibong gateway sa NAIA at ang construction ng dedicated road mula Clark International Airport in Pampanga
“The best way for the meantime is to open a road network that will be geared towards Pampanga and Clark,” he said in a televised Cabinet meeting after he was sworn into office.
“I really don’t know if we can have money to build a new airport to Sangley, kung may ibang paapsok na may pera e sige, for the meantime we have to remedy the overcrowded skies of NAIA,” he said.
Duterte was referring to Sangley Point in Cavite, where the former Aquino administration had planned to build a new international airport.
San Miguel Corp. had offered to build a new airport but the project failed to take off under Aquino.
The President also ordered his cabinet to shun priority treatment when flying to avoid adding to air traffic congestion.
Some flights, especially at night, risk getting delayed or cancelled if aircraft carrying government officials were to be given priority, Duterte told his first cabinet during their first meeting immediately after he was sworn into office.
“Anyone of us, kung bigyan tayo ng priority to take off pasalamat tayo, but we should follow everyone’s travail. Pila tayo,” he said.
“Ayoko magpaimportante ng ganyan. We should treat ourselves just like any other Filipino traveling,” he said.
Duterte said he would take “ordinary” flights when shuttling between Manila and Davao.