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--- Quote ---MMDA supports reclamation for new airport site in Sangley, Cavite
By: Clara Masinag, InterAksyon
November 2, 2016 9:43 PM

MANILA - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has expressed support to the land reclamation project off the coast of Sangley, Cavite that would create a new airport and seaport as well as mixed-use real estate development in the area.

MMDA Chairman Thomas Orbos said that, given proper planning and development, the project could decongest traffic and help divert as many as 40,000 vehicles from central Metro Manila to the peripheral Cavite circuit.

He also said that this will help boost the economy of nearby cities around Cavite.

"Any effort to bring the airport out of Manila will be very welcome, as this will help reduce congestion and enhance proper urban planning and development. Such action will also accelerate urbanization of nearby cities," Orbos said.


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Duterte orders start of operations at Sangley airport in Cavite
(Philstar.com) - June 11, 2019 - 10:36am

MANILA, Philippines — Dismayed over the congestion at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the immediate start of operations at Sangley Point in Cavite.

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The president's directive came as Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade discussed the plan to transfer general aviation or domestic flights to Sangley Point or the Danilo Atienza Air Base.

"Secretary Tugade reported that he had already initiated the testing of feries that can operate from Mall of Asia to Sangley within 18-24 minutes," Panelo said.

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Read more at https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/06/11/1925565/duterte-orders-start-operations-sangley-airport-cavite#fekzQ5XbbKlBJLK0.99

New Sangley airport deadline forces DoTr to order 24/7 construction
June 12, 2019 | 10:16 pm


THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) is scrambling to complete upgrades to the Danilo Atienza Air Base on Sangley Point after President Rodrigo R. Duterte ordered the immediate use of the facility for general aviation to help decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

In a statement Wednesday, Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade called for 24/7 construction at the former US naval facility in Cavite beginning today, and ordered the hiring of additional manpower and acquisition of additional equipment.

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At a Cabinet meeting Monday night, Mr. Duterte expressed concern over the congestion at NAIA after visiting the Manila gateway on the same day, and ordered the DoTr to start immediate operations at Sangley for general aviation flights.

General aviation refers to a category of aircraft lighter than commercial passenger jets. They encompass charter, corporate, military and pilot training flights.

According to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, an average of 3,000 general aviation flights depart NAIA every month. The DoTr has been developing Sangley to accommodate such flights.

Transportation Undersecretary for Aviation Manuel Antonio L. Tamayo said once Sangley opens for general aviation, it will “effectively be a third runway for Manila.”

In a phone call with BusinessWorld Wednesday, he said the original timeline of the DoTr was to open Sangley for general aviation by March 2020, which was moved to December 2019. Upgrades will need to be further accelerated to meet the President’s directive.

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Round-the-clock construction for additional facilities at the Sangley Airport in Cavite continues!

The photos were taken yesterday, 9 July 2019, showing the non-stop work being done in the military air base, which started last 13 June 2019.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has been picking up the pace to meet the November deadline set by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for the airport to start general aviation and turboprop operations by November of this year.


i heard the air force wing in sangley is goin to mindanao. what about the PN air assets, where will they go? and what will happen to the old domestic airport in pasay?


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