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Mayors push for Clark-General Santos City flights

Philippine Information Agency
20 Aug 2019, 04:38 GMT+10

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga, Aug 19 (PIA) -- Local chief executives from Pampanga and Tarlac who are members of the Metro Clark Advisory Council (MCAC) passed a resolution urging airlines to explore possible Clark-General Santos City flights.

In the resolution, MCAC underscored the importance of the connectivity of Clark airport to major points of tourism and commerce in the country while citing the development of the new passenger terminal.

"This will allow more possible opportunities for investments, trade, and tourism for both areas," MCAC Chair and Clark Development Corporation President and CEO Noel F. Manankil said.

MCAC is co-chaired by Mabalacat City Mayor Crisostomo Garbo. Members include Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr.; Porac, Pampanga Mayor Jaime Capil; Capas, Tarlac Mayor Reynaldo Catacutan; and Bamban, Tarlac Mayor Jose Antonio Feliciano.

Prior to this, the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Metro Angeles Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Clark Investors and Locators Association issued a joint resolution which emphasized the need for collaboration between Metro Clark area and South Cotabato to help usher in more economic and cultural impact on various industries.

In September last year, Manankil and Mayor Ronnel Rivera signed a Declaration of Joint Intent to strengthen linkages between Clark Freeport Zone and General Santos City.

"That covers promotion of air connectivity and organization of trade and business mission for tourism and investments among others," Manankil shared.(CLJD-PIA 3)

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