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Mati airport (IATA: MXI, ICAO: RPMQ)
« on: May 25, 2018, 10:25:37 PM »
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Re: Mati airport (IATA: MXI, ICAO: RPMQ)
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2018, 10:32:53 PM »
An airport named Imelda
By: Antonio Montalvan II - @inquirerdotnet
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 12:07 AM November 07, 2016

Lost in popular radar is a little-known factoid that the airport of Mati in Davao Oriental was once named after Imelda Romualdez Marcos.

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In 1978, Davao Oriental’s governor was Francisco Rabat, a chummy pal of Ferdinand Marcos. Their wives were as close.

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At the time the airport was named after the conjugal half, it was the second such airport named after close Marcos affinities, the other being the Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport of Tacloban. That distinction did not endure. As the Imelda airport catered only to the private light planes of the rich, the decline of logging and copra contributed to its demise.

But there was more. The terminal and apron sat on land owned by the Rabats, while the runway was spread on Rocamora family land. No deeds of donation were executed. Deserted today, it is simply named Mati airport.

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Read more: http://opinion.inquirer.net/99023/an-airport-named-imelda#ixzz5GaAr4aFY
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Re: Mati airport (IATA: MXI, ICAO: RPMQ)
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2018, 09:35:51 AM »
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Re: Mati airport (IATA: MXI, ICAO: RPMQ)
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2018, 03:18:02 AM »
Mati airport repairs to start soon
JENNIE P. ARADO
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http://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1746444/Davao/Business/Mati-airport-repairs-to-start-soon

THE city government of Mati has coordinated with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) for the resumption of operations at the Mati airport in Dahican.

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“We already have an airport but it is not operating because the runway needs expansion and facilities need to be improved. At present, the airport cannot accommodate commercial flights, only chartered and light planes,” he said in an earlier interview.

Two families own the properties occupied by the Mati airport. Its terminal and apron sit on the land owned by the Rabats while the 1,628.85-meter runway is located in a property owned by the Rocamoras.

Tan said last Monday, June 4, that ownership is no longer an issue between the two families.

“It’s not really a problem but the ownership remains to the Rocamoras and the Rabats... Both the families are willing and they want the airport to be pushed through already because it’s good for Mati,” she said.

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