Duterte leads inauguration of new Mactan airport passenger terminal

LAPU-LAPU CITY, CEBU – President Rodrigo Duterte led the inauguration of the new passenger terminal at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) on Thursday.

Duterte said he was “proud” to join Cebuanos in inaugurating the P17.5-billion facility. He added that  he was “awed” and “jealous” as he was mayor of Davao for 23 years.

“Davaoenos would have also wanted an airport as beautiful as yours,” he said in his speech.

The President arrived  at the international arrivals area of the Terminal 2 building at around 5 p.m. He later led the unveiling of the marker of the new passenger terminal.

He was welcomed by Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) President Louie Ferrer, GMCAC Board Chairman Srinivas Bommidala, and Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, among others.

The group, together with other airport officials, walked through the baggage carousel area and even went up to the departures area. The President also walked through the shops at the Duty Free Philippines store. /ee

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