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Gov’t eyes transferring NAIA to Clark

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MANILA, Philippines — The government is eyeing the transfer of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) from Metro Manila to Clark, Pampanga, Transportation Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II told a Senate hearing on Monday.

Roxas said the 440-hectare NAIA, if privatized, would amount to $2.5 billion.

“And that in effect will pave the way for the transfer into Clark,” he told the Senate committee on finance.

“But the key to the transfer is the high speed rail because without that, it really becomes very inconvenient,” said Roxas.

The issue only cropped up in the hearing when Senate President Juan Ponce-Enrile asked for the latest updates on the government’s North Rail project with China.

Roxas informed the committee that the government was able to convince the Chinese leaders to reconstruct the contract to correct its many “weaknesses, deficiency or flaws.”

“The corrections that we will be working on will include the Philippines will be the one to write the terms of reference versus the existing situation. The Philippines will insist on a contractor with substantial rail construction experience,” he said.

At that point, Enrile raised the possibility of transferring the international airport to Clark once the project becomes successful.

“It will be beneficial to the country because it will link Central Luzon specially Clark with Metro Manila. We can transfer the international airport to Clark and leave the present international airport for further development,” said the Senate leader.

“Senate President, that’s the direction that the President has directed us to work towards,” Roxas answered.


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  • Anonymous

    Enrile has a lot of businesses north of Manila, and would really benefit from moving infrastructure up there. Figures.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E7SFPQFWHHEAJ4IZKPD7OYJXVM Jabba

      Same concern redkinoko. The positive part is, Enrile is amoy lupa na. I’ll give him 3-5 years, either he becomes senile or kukunin na siya ng amo niyang si taning. Dapat magbayad na ang taong ito sa mga kasalanan niya.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDONGZXLU4IMWUITGKQO3APW5Q Jose Ramos benigno

    whether enrile will benefit or not, it will also benefit the common tao, i think the filipino people will not care about expenses as long as it is transparently and cleanly spent and it will scatter development. some of my colleagues here, it’s an old proposal. but whether new or not, this is what i really love about mar roxas. 5 years more to go and i know you can do something great to this nation.

  • Anonymous

    This will be another burden and unnecessary expenses for those OFW’s living in the Visayas and Mindanao. I may propose installing international airport one in Visayas and Mindanao. I think that is viable project. The development is always concentrated in Luzon,which is always devastated by natural disaster. Look at Western Visayas and Mindanao, you seldom heard any major disaster? The problem in Luzon is always recurring and the same old not workable solution is always applied. Where are the logic and reasons of our national leaders? It seems that they are employing “kanya-kanya na” attitude in contrast with the famous pinoy slogan kapamilya, kapuso at kapatid.

    • Anonymous

      the one in Cebu(Mactan Internl Airport) is an international airport, the one in Davao (Davao Internl)also.  But one of the problem really is that majority of the crewing agencies are located in Metro Manila.  Anyway the answer to your question as for me is:  Our leaders are simply illogical, or worst, has no logic at all.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDONGZXLU4IMWUITGKQO3APW5Q Jose Ramos benigno

        tama ka Mar, gawin mo ang plano na yan. kulang sa analysis itong mga umaayaw. mabuti nga lagyan mo ng tren paikot sa NAIA 3, Centennial, NAIA 2 at domestic para madali nalang makalipat sa domestic ang galing sa labas ng bansa at ang domestic para sa labas ng bansa naman. gawin natin yan. letse…

      • Anonymous

        just comment but don’t say bad words dude… 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDONGZXLU4IMWUITGKQO3APW5Q Jose Ramos benigno

      i think you are not really updated. mactan is already an international airport. davao also has flights to neighboring countries. alam mo ba na pati kalibo ay international airport na rin?

      • Anonymous

        I know that there are some so called international airport which you have cited. But, how about the facilities just like in NAIA, Can the OFW directly got a flight directly to these so called international airport?  I doubt it. When I said international airport means people abroad can directly book their flight directly to their desired airport where it is directly on their place. It is happening in India! Not connecting flight where you have to pass through NAIA. Much worst if OFW’s pass through Clark its’ a nightmare!!

        Domingo Estraza

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  • Anonymous

    WHAT? Transfer NAIA to clark? What are we going to do with the newly constructed airport NAIA 3? Leave it like the Bataan Nuclear Plant, after spending Billions of Billions of “Foreign Loans”, which we have to pay plus “More Interest”? Please… enough of thinking about where you could get “More Commissions”.

  • Anonymous

    naku naman, lahat halos ng requirements for an OFW e nasa manila,pati mga crewing agencies, tapos pag nakumpleto mo lahat ng papers, e pupunta ka ng clark???? And besides majority of the business industries, embassies included are in Manila….so why clark?  seems illogical to me?  At ano pa po ba, pagaawayin niyo ang pangalan ng Aquino at Macapagal?  hehehehe

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AR3F3RNQX4U3PKBI526NJI6BYM Jose

      Kumbakit kasi lump sum lahat ang labanan.  Di ba pwede na mag lagay ng mga regional offices na authorized mag process ng papeles para ma spread out ang trabaho at tao ng hindi nagiging congested ang Maynila?  Di ba pwedeng hatiin ang flight ng mga eroplano ng di nagiging congested ang NAIA?

      Di ba pwedeng i-obliga ang mga airlines na mag allocate ng flights sa Clark kahit bukas agad? Viable ito kasi marami ring mga taga Norte ang makikinabang, wala silang gagawin kundi magpa book lang ng Clark ang landing imbes na Manila.  Tutal may mga airlines na umaabot ng 12 flights per day halimbawa galing Middle East kung 4 nito ay sa Clark mag landing kuha na at maseserbisyuhan nito ang mga taga Norte, kung connecting flights naman, di spread out din yung domestic flights on the same principle.  At kung pwede silang mag process ng papers sa mga regional centers malaking kaluwagan ito sa gobyerno at mga mamamayan at ma-decongest na rin agad ang Maynila.

      Kung maging matagumpay ito sa Clark, sa kalaunan pwede na ring gayahin sa Davao at Cebu.

      • Anonymous

        I think the answer to the question of the flights depends on the airline itself.  Like Qatar Air, it has direct flight to Mactan Intl Airport from DOH.  I think we can’t force them. It’s business po.   On the Government side:  POEA has some regional offices, but still not enough to decongest the POEA main in Ortigas.Agencies are also a point of contention.  Diyan lang sa may Pedro Gil-Nakpil-Remedios area, they’re literally sitting beside each other.  Sa Luneta Area naman mga seabased jobs. Sa Intramuros din ang daming seabased. Although some of this has an internal system that they don’t send their recruits to the POEA, still congested pa rin ang POEA.  And then after collecting all the clearance to fly, that’s the time they go to NAIA na. Imagine natin kung pupunta pa kami ng Clark with the present tranport system. 
        Just to share some hearsay….the initial plan was all international flights would be at NAIA 3, PAL international and domestic stays on N2 and N1 would only be the Domestics.  The present Domestic would be devoted to cargo only.  There was a plan to build an underground tunnel crossing the former Nayon, kaya nga siya isinara, to connect the 3 terminals.  Whatever happend to this plan I don’t know.  pero as you know, sarado na ang nayon today. But how can we transfer all International to N3, baka magiba agad because they said and as what we always saw then from the time they started till they finished the construction, it has full of structural flaws.
        But still hopefully we can decongest Metro Manila.

  • Anonymous

    High speed train from manila to Clark is a brilliant idea..all domestic flights to Clark all international flights to NAIAA perfect. gone is the 15 to 30 minutes scary fly around waiting for touchdown clearance. 

  • Tyopando

    Unless you can cut Clark-Manila travel time to 30 Minutes, I don’t see this happening any day soon. The north rail project is not designed for speed and this is the major flaw of the project. The government better re-think its’ plan if it wants to increase the number of tourists coming here.    

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HUNTXM7KESKEFDE3AI4KIKUWHM Anthony

    I don’t know about this transfer. I won’t think it would help if major embassies are still located in metro manila. We need more details on the plan. Inadequate information might lead to misinformation. Maybe a good idea of transfer would be Roxas transferring out of DOTC.

    • Anonymous

      This is yet again another masterful stroke by the Pnoy government to squeeze more money out of the people! :) sheer genius. now all air travelers have to use the NLEX and pay toll :) more Value Absent Tax to collect on the toll! Nice move Mar!

  • Anonymous

    Bilhin na lang ng gobyerno ang lahat ng lupa sa paligid ng NAIA using eminent domain. That way pwedeng i-expand ang NAIA for greater passenger and cargo capacity. Malamang mas mura pa yun in the long run kesa magtayo at magmaintain ng high-speed(???) railway, which can be threatened by NPA and terrorist attacks. That way, all major sections of the country have their own international airport. DMIA for northern and central Luzon, NAIA for Metro Manila and Southern Luzon, CEB for Visayas and DVO for Mindanao.

  • Anonymous

    Good Idea, but watch out for Mt. Pinatubo. Lahat ng tubo balik sa pinatubo.
     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F5IGCQJ7CZNKEJ4SLRRZL7VN2I RoCk

    Puro plano lang wala naman nangyayari. matagal na issue yan lalo na pag hindi makapag landing ang mga eraplano dahil sa congestion

  • Anonymous

    New York has 3 international airports (La Guardia, JFK, and Newark) within an hours drive from each other and each is servicing both domestic and international flights. To improve tourism they let international
    and domestic airlines fly to any airport they want. For NAIA there is no need to transfer existing airlines
    using it to Clark. Just give other international airlines who want to fly to Clark the permission to do it without
    regard to any other condition at all. I am sure this will increase the number of international tourists visiting
    the Philippines every year.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mon-Mayuga/100000311601932 Mon Mayuga

      Newark is in New Jersey but less than an hour’s drive from New York.

      • Anonymous

        I know that Newark airport is in New Jersey but I believe it is under New York Airport Authority’s management so I included it as one of New York’s international airports just like Dulles Int’l which
        is in Virginia but referred to as one of two Washington DC’s international airports. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mon-Mayuga/100000311601932 Mon Mayuga

    Is the Clark Field high enough not to be inundated by floods when it rains for weeks on end? It may be convenient for the people of Central and Northern Luzon but certainly not for those living in Southern Luzon and the Bicol region. 

  • Anonymous

    Good idea so I’ll have no other reason to visit Manila’s pollution, traffic congestion, and areas with prowling robbers, pickpockets & snatchers.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4D7N7JNTIWWHCBSJTI3YXPRNUU Roland Pates

    I think this is quite a good idea. Advantages are as follows: Spread the progress outside Metro Manila, making sure return of income for the high speed rail way that will be setup.  No more design obstacles to make international airport bigger and wider. Possible attractions of foreign logistics (FedEx and DHL) to go back to us. Malaysia done this very successfully. It takes 1.5 hrs from KLI to Kuala Lumpur riding a bus that is worth 150 pesos. Time to make a change.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4BHON2QFUMBKQ7QTPBR2TOFSXM Bert Opinyonado

    bad idea. why dont you guys just expand the international airport outside luzon?? say for example CEBU which is at the center of ALL provinces.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ver.argulla Ver Argulla

    If ever this happens, I hope they could make CRK an airport which we can be proud of — a state of the art airport with good facilities coupled with an efficient and speedy railway to the city center (er, we don’t have a city center!). This would pave the way for further developments outside of Metro Manila (which is supposed to be the silver bullet of the economic and social problems we are facing today). 

    Hopefully, they won’t create another airport which is just a box with security and gates. Also, it would be a good idea to change its name (i.e., no references to the queen of corruption please). 

    • http://twitter.com/jrlomugdang John Ray Lomugdang

      I agree with Mr. Argulla on this. 

      For a fact, the Feasibility Study has already been done by KOICA for the development and expansion of the Clark Airport way back during the time of GMA. The need to relocate NAIA is built on the fact that we cannot expand the land in Pasay anymore and it also poses risks to the vicinity. Last time I read, a Kuwaiti company won the bid already to develop the phase 2 of the development of the airport. A lot of details are available on the DMIA website are available (wag lang sana tamarin magbasa yung mga mahilig sa negative comments).

      We hope this infrastructure drive of the current administration would continue to other areas as well to distribute the opportunities and benefits. As of now, bidding of the airport redevelopment and expansion in Legazpi, Puerto Prinsesa, Bohol and  CDO are underway (under the PPP program). 

      Sana lang transparent at hindi ningas-cogon ang projects.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6OR2P4B64HXKICOV63JYVGDBAM France

    Moving NAIA: is there any consensus in the community?  All involved parties agree -airlines, workers, cities, investors, etc.-? What is the full plan? Where are the feasibility studies? They want to do a “Aéroports de Paris” type? What are the + and -? Etc. Etc. Etc.

    Nothing on the above, it is based on only 1 line: … ”that’s the direction that the President has directed us to work towards”.  One man decided to go that way!!!  One man only… without discussions in the community. Wow!  Leadership is about convincing people, not imposing.

    • Anonymous

      paging Mar Roxas… pwede po paki brief si ginoong France at kailangan nya daw ng detalye… tsaka dapat magpaalam daw muna kayo sa kanya bago nyo ilipat yung erport….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4BHON2QFUMBKQ7QTPBR2TOFSXM Bert Opinyonado

    The silver bullet to our economy in this aspect is to provide multiple international airport hubs in the country. example in the US, they have California, Detroit,Newyork,etc.. spread this vision nationwide Mr. Palengke

  • franklyn flores

    That is a very good proposal . Atleast mas magandang pang bungad natin sa mga dumadating na mga turista . Sa NAIA sobrang dumi , sobrang panghi at nag lilimahid ang mga walls , ceiling at outdated building design at amoy aircondition na hindi nalilinisan ang vent for centuries. Parang ako nahihiya sa mga turistang nakakasabay ko kapag akoy umuuwi. First impressions lasts sa mga bisita natin.

  • John Cross

    Sana nga ganoon.

  • http://twitter.com/BackpackPH BackpackPhilippines

    let the chinese build high-speed rail? c’mon guys, the chinese recently had accidents on faulty systems that they blame on foreign technology namely japan and france but are very safe in those countries. i will not dare ride the bullet train “made in china” due to those accidents that chinese media wanted to even impose a news blackout. why not let other countries also bid in the contract and make sure the technology is really safe, not pirated by china and tweaked to become unsafe, thus the accidents

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDONGZXLU4IMWUITGKQO3APW5Q Jose Ramos benigno

      you just don’t know that the fastest train in the world is in china and they have the tech capability. accident happened because they have too much high speed trains running and their solution was to reduce the number of trains and not their defective technology.

  • Anonymous

    pag kulang pa ang DMIA, pwede extend sa hacienda luisita

  • Anonymous

    Tama lng yan na ilipat masyado congested dito sa manila. Kelangan lng bullet train. At dahil dyan makakapagtayo na din ng matataas na structure tulad ng PAGCOR Tower sa Metro Manila.

  • Jr Cabonita

    magpaka pilipino kau!

  • Anonymous

    Airports located in dense metro areas are a thing of the past. Many major cities have relocated their airports to the periphery as it is safer and allows for future expansion.

  • Anonymous

    Not in favor….. 

  • Anonymous

    Not in favor… i prefer the current NAIA Airport… Gastos na naman yan mga kababayan sa gobyerno… Tapos, anong gagawin nyo sa dating NAIA? Hay naku, mas dapat pag tuunan ninyo ng tulong ang mga nasalanta ng bagyo… at kung papaano magigigng maayos ang kapaligiran natin, para hindi na taon taon, nagkakaron ng matinding baha ano? …. GISING !!!!!! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U34KTDWEA7DGB3NG333A4R2GXA Haku Daten

    Mas ok nga na sa Clark na lang ilipat… mas mura ang airfare pag galing sa Clark compared sa Manila. ;-)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDONGZXLU4IMWUITGKQO3APW5Q Jose Ramos benigno

    temporary lang ang paglipat hindi permanente dahil mayron lang i-repair. basahin nga nyo ng maigi. maganda yan para may accessibility ang clark at ang NAIA. kung ang makuha mong flight ay sa Clark, sandali nalang lumipat sa NAIA.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F5IGCQJ7CZNKEJ4SLRRZL7VN2I RoCk

    Alin Airport sa pinas ang meron dalawang runway?

  • CH4:D

    Looking forward to that high speed rail system.

  • Anonymous

    build the railway first, the rest will follow

  • http://twitter.com/judefawley Jude Fawley

    very nice idea, NAIA is too small airport nowadays.

    • Anonymous

      its not the too small but its the location. how can we attract tourist if the moment they went out from the airport lots of people asking for money? in clark they can control people going inside coz of the secured perimeter.

  • Anonymous

    Ayan na naman kayo ! para kayong si Pres. Ramos ,walang ginawa kung hindi ibenta ang ari-arian ng gobyerno,commercially maganda ang nangyari sa nichols at bonifacio pero yung perang dapat mapunta sa Modernization daw ng AFP ay natunaw ng parang bula. napunta kung saan-saan .Ngayon , pinaplano na naman i-privatized ang NAIA, sigurado ako dyan magkakaroon na naman ng SM ,Robinsons at mga  pasyalan na katulad ng nasa the Fort.Ang taong bayan na dapat na nakikinabang sa salaping nalikom  ay bubusugin na naman ang mga mata pero walang ilalaman sa sikmura.Ang hirap talaga pag iniupo  sa pwesto ang talunang kandidato iisip at iisip ng paraan para makabawi ng ginastos . Para bang ang lahat ng babyahe ay sa tren lahat sasakay papuntang clark. kung may sasakyan ka nga naman dadaan ka sa toll gate di ba ?. sa mahal ng toll dahil sa additional vat kikita pa ulit sila diba? eh para lang tayong ginigisa  sa sarili nating mantika.

    • Anonymous

      you have to grow! if you go to other countries, the international airports are not situated in small and crowded places like NAIA.  don’t think of only today. there is a logic if we have a train going to clark, then travel would be easier. there would be lesser traffic in manila. not everybody who has a car uses theirs to transport. kung meron ngang train, di sasakay ka sa train. kahit naman dito sa abroad, sumasakay ako ng train papuntang airport dahil malayo. di na uso yong maghahatid ang katerbang kamag-anak, pag-alis ka. noon pa iyon noong bihira pa lang ang nakaka pag abroad. isa pa, ang clark airbase hindi na kailangan pang gastuhan para i-renovate.  ang mga calamaties nangyayari iyan kahit saan.

      • Anonymous

        Ilang bansa na ba ang napuntahan mo? nasa loob ka ba ng Clark airbase pagkatapos pumutok ng Pinatubo ? nakita  mo ba ang terminal sa loob ng clark ? Kung train lang ang aasahan mo papuntang airport, bakit yung mga aalis lang ba ang dapat sumakay doon.? Ikaw na rin ang nagsabing noon pa yun na bihira pa ang nagaabroad,eh di lalo na ngayon sa dami ng nagaabroad eh mas lalong sisikip yung train sa dami ng babiyahe.Mas maraming problema ang gobyerno na dapat lutasin kesa pagtuunan ng pansin ang paglilipat ng airport,Yun mga bansang sinasabi mo ay nagagawa nilang ilabas sa siyudad ang paliparan nila dahil maunlad ng ang pamumuhay nila at mayroon silang efficient transport system na pinamumunuan ng mga matitinong namamalakad.Ikaw na rin mismo ang nagsabi,don’t think only of today ,think of the future, paano kung sumabog na naman nag pinatubo ?tigil muna ang biyahe sa Pilipinas? dadalhin mo saan ang mga pasahero.Ang namumuno sa gobyerno kahit noon pa man, ang una nilang iniisip ay kung ano ang magiging pakinabang nila sa gagawin nilang proyekto.Sa tingin ko matagal ka ng wala sa Pinas at hindi mo na alam ang pulso ng pilitika dito

      • Anonymous

        Do you even ride the MRT? Do you know how often it breaks down? Then you have to walk on the tracks in the rain to the next station. Imagine doing that with luggage! The answer is moe airports, not less. HK closed down the old airport for safety reasons, but they have Macau, Zhuhai and Shenzen as back-ups.

  • Anonymous

    Dapat alamin muna ang topography ng Clark which is in Pampanga. For all we know, Pampanga is Central Plain, below sea level.
    Bukod pa diyan na kitang kita naman na lumulubog pag baha. Saan ang daan papuntang Clark kung baha. Bukod pa sa lubog ang daan, lubog din ang airport.
    AT wag din natin kalimutan ang Mt. Pinatubo an active volcano. Kahit nga amerikano, pinalipad lahat ng eroplano at hindi na bumalik na pumutok ang Mt.Pinatubo.

    Bakit kailangan itransfer. The state has the Power of Eminent Domain, to take private property for public use upon payment of just compensation.
    Lahat  sa tabi ng NAIA palipatin for expansion. Yan ang tamang solution.
    Talaga yan si Mar ang kayang banatan lang niyan yon mga tindera sa palengke.

    • Anonymous

      MAR never finishes anything he started, all his noise, wala akong nakuha sa CAP plans. Hindi nga makabuntis ng asawa!

  • Anonymous

    If the Transfer of NAIA to Clark will push through, the next logical thing for the government is to transfer all the major government offices and bureau near Clark and eventually malacanang.My only question is ….what if  Mount Pinatubo erupts again, where shall we divert the flights ? to Mactan ? Laoag? Gen.San ?TSK.TSK,TSk.

    • Anonymous

      there you go… you know the answer

  • Anonymous

    tourist first impression is when they arrive in the airport. i’ve been flying in out of the philippines for more than 20 years and i’ve seen lots of airports around the world and our airport is one of the worst. to transfer this airport to Clark is a bright idea and for the future tourist coming in to the philippines. i’m currently working to the busiest airport in the world which is O’Hare International Airport. lots of countries around the world moved their airports out from the capital coz its too congested. once NAIA move to Clark, traffic also in metro manila will be lessen.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/QQ4FDYYGVVNQ5HXVM2CBX6XA4I Fan

    good as long as that high speed train from Clark is connected directly to all NAIA terminals…also Clark must expand and utilize 2 parallel runways for efficient operational capability just like most intl airports in the usa, in fact some are planning/already using 3 parallel runways…leave naia to domestic budget planes and private/corporate aircraft besides we cant afford to remove villamor air base for security reasons.

  • Anonymous

    I hope that the North Railway project contract with the Chinese will be for the good of the country not the commissioners. By the way, why not railway project be done by the Germans. It may cost more but I guess the Chinese contracted the Germans to put up their high speed train and railways. I’ve been to Europe  and tibay at mabilis ang mga train nila. Chinese made? madaling masira, mahal din dahil sa lagay. The  German though learn their lesson not trust us in the case of NAIA III funded the

    • Anonymous

      bakit ang german lang ba ang dapat hindi magtiwala sa atin? hindi ba sila din di dapat pagkatiwalaan? wasn’t it Fraport AG of Germany who contracted PIATCO who in turn sub-contracted it to somebody else kaya di natapos-tapos ang NAIA?  tapos, isinumbong pa tayo sa world bank para siraan tayo na hindi daw tayo nagbabayad. samantala ang Piatco ang may kasalanan ng lahat. the germans were tipped off that they could only make business if you make patong to the Phil. business partner nila na si Piatco. naubos na ang budget nila sa kato-tong. kaya sumisingil na sila ke matapos ng Piatco o hindi. kaya, kahit na chinese ang gumawa. hindi naman siguro chinese made ang mga trains. nag-iimport sila sa germany. ang labor lang ang kanila.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XJONLBTZROWZAQYK52JMQNSXL4 Datu Puti

    Bakit pa ililipat ang NAIA sa Clark para lang ba magpagawa ng High speed railway to justify it…gagastos na naman ang gobyerno natin tapos china ang gagawa, what a waste……cgurado yan pag China puro low class material ang gagamitin nila tapos puro wala pang experience ang gagawa, ang laki pa ng contract na yan….Sus maryosep….naman! Pwede namang i-upgrade ang ating existing airport palakihin by using feasible and legal means para mapaganda. Tapos ayusin ang problema ng PAL and their workers…

  • http://www.facebook.com/samontehe Henry E. Samonte

    Sabi na nga ba. Roxas came from a very rich family, just like Pnoy. Both would not think twice to cheat the Filipino masses off their heritage. Imagine, they will sell the more than 400 hectares International Airport? The existing Airport is very convenient both for the Foreign as well as Local Travelers because of it’s proximity. Why, for what reason are these crazy people in our government would think of selling it away? 

    Are they out of their coconut, both  Pnoy and Roxas? If they think that our government would run out of cash, why not   cut the salary of government employees into half, and also down size the government. There is too much fat wasted in our Chinese government. Our Legislative, both Senate and Lower House is so expensive to maintain. One Congressman cause Juan dela Cruz, about 32 million pesos just to run his office plus the travel allowances and other privileges. This is on top of their Pork Barrel of 70 millions, sometimes more……… Why not cut the number of the Legislative into half. With the advent of Information technology, we do not need so much Congressmen. What we need is to down size.

    If Pnoy and Roxas team keeps selling all the government assets like GOCC, government lands, etc, sooner or later, the Filipino people will no longer have anything for themselves. Our crazy duo  is just itching to give the NFA, MRT/LRT, PAGCOR, FTI land, and etc to the Chinese. This is almost an act of TREASON. It is against our national sovereignty selling these assets.. 

    • http://twitter.com/PedrongGalit Pedro Gauluit

      Then educate the masses! Don’t go preaching when you’re not teaching the masses who to vote. You’re part of the problem if you’re not helping solve problems. Better yet, migrate to the US and be an American. Let us be.

  • http://www.facebook.com/samontehe Henry E. Samonte

    If the traveller pays 600 pesos from the airport to Q.C., think how much he will pay from Q.C. all the way to Clark. Hehehee. Sira ang ulo ni Pnoy at Roxas. They would not even think about the hardship the traveler will undergo just to reach the Clark airport. It’s weird to say the lease that our Chinese government particularly Pinoy and Roxas would think of such a plan of selling the NIA again to the Chinese at the expense of the Travelling masses.

    Kawawa talaga ang mga Pinoy sa sarili nilang bayan. Dehado! This is what we get voting Chinese as our President all the way to the barangay level. Chinese would not think twice cheating the Filipinos. They are born predators.

    • http://twitter.com/PedrongGalit Pedro Gauluit

      We need a better airport and we need a railway. The Chinese are willing to help. It is the Filipino who gets greedy. Just look at Filipino-managed BPOs — they go bankrupt due to greed. Look at your community — xenophobia won’t bring you progress, nincompoop.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BZRTLRIT5EAGW35SVBFRLFCAPU Archie

      henry your the one who has a narrow mind and has serious lack of foresight, lets do the math here…Clark has 2 direct gates clark south and clark north, both are a few minutes from each other…from Clark it takes 45 min to balintawak on very nicely paved roads, balintawak is in QC if you want to go to City hall from nlex its about 10 min so lets talk about from the old NAIA AIRPORT from paranaque with the regualr traffic, how long do you think it will take you tp travel from paranaque using EDSA or Roxas blvd, to QC i doubt if it will take less than 45min maybe more,….now when di the philippines only about GMA henry your either bitter of the fact that progress is moving north and it seems that your blinded by your own misconceptions….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BZRTLRIT5EAGW35SVBFRLFCAPU Archie

      HENRY you are not the only who lives in  LUZON and MANILA AREA is not the only city in LUZON maybe for you it will be hard but no for those who live in tarlac pangasinan ilocos la union and north….you are just a puss complaining about a little inconvenience when people like us have lived with it forever…..get a life….

      • Anonymous

        I hear you, but the answer is developing the airport at Poro point, not closing NAIA.

    • Anonymous

      Hindi lahat ng tao na gumagamit ng airport nakatira lang sa manila, marami din tayong kababayan na nakatira sa mas malayo pang lugar paying well over 600 pesos and spending countless hours riding in public transports. These “other” people you don’t seem to consider also pays for the government’s LRT subsidy that they don’t even use,  so don’t be so greedy. How about people in Visayas and Mindanao, they should not go all the way to Manila just because there is only one gateway. 

      • Anonymous

        Bro, paano naman ang mga taga Laguna at Batangas? Mas mapapalaki ang gastos.

  • Rj Nieto

    Ay! Buhay pa pala si Enrile.

    #sarcasm

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know if moving NAIA from Manila to Clark would improve international airline travel and tourism. This idea might be an overkill but NAIA is one sick puppy and a drastic fix is needed.

  • Anonymous

    That’s a brilliant long-range plan – the transfer of NAIA to Clark.  NAIA would be too small and congested for bigger aircrafts like Boeing’s Dreamliner.  Just like in megacity such as Tokyo, their international airport used to be the smaller Haneda airport and many years ago was moved to much bigger Narita international which is more than 2 hours by limousine bus but less time by faster ‘rapid’ train’ to downtown Tokyo.  Like Haneda, the NAIA can be maintained and used to serve the domestic flights.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t expect any of these plans to go into fruition in this administration. It’s all talk and hype and no visible results.

  • Anonymous

    We need visible results. Too much talking for this administration.

    • http://twitter.com/PedrongGalit Pedro Gauluit

      You also talk too much. Pay attention to your work.

  • Anonymous

    Why not create a big artificial, barrier island in front of Roxas Boulevard to house an a new NAIA, instead of using Clark as an alternate? Clark is way too far from Manila. The artificial, island airport should be connected with world-class huge bridges, several of them to ease traffic congestion to and from the airport, like the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge, between mainland Manila and this airport island. Japan built an artificial island-airport, the Kansai International Airport completed in 1994, at the Osaka Bay. This could be mainly built as an artificial barrier island to shield the bustling Roxas Boulevard from future typhoons and storm surges plaguing the Philippines annually, almost 20 plus of them. 

    This island also can be used to build a world-class FREEDOM PARK with a huge statue of a bare-chested FREE FILIPINO MAN with arms spread looking up to the sky sporting a V-peace sign to his right hand. This huge brown statue represents free Filipinos of the bloodless People Power Revolution of 1986, the Philippines staged and became famous for. This statue should be strong, sturdy and attractive world-class famous Philippine attraction to visit and be seen by international tourists, just like the Statue of Liberty of New York, the huge Statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Eiffel Tower of Paris, France and the Opera House of Sydney, Australia. I wrote similar comments few days ago on the proposed wasteful second seawall to be built in front of Roxas Boulevard which I think could not prevent future storm surges. This barrier island can be beneficial to Manila perhaps in more centuries to come. It can be built using expertise of foreign and Filipino architects and engineers. I don’t see it difficult for Filipinos to accept the building of one ambitious, huge project like this one if it serves multiple purposes, as long as it is designed and built making sure that this island-airport would be protected from any flooding from all types of typhoon and storm surges in the future, big and small. The actual airport could be built in the northern part or the back portion of the island away from the possible seawater of the South China Seas. Thank you.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BZRTLRIT5EAGW35SVBFRLFCAPU Archie

      playpus  you folks seem to think that theres no other alternative but manila, manila is so congested and the traffic horrible, go to nlex and exit clark, see how easy and convenient it is, its only in manila that everything is so frustratingly hard…..wake up and smell the coffee, no need to be scared of progress…..,manila is not the only place in luzon…..clark to qc, balintawak….max 45min at the legal speed limit…..figure how long it will take you to drive from paranaque to QC using edsa….what 1 hour maybe more….go figure

  • Guest

    unfair plan… pano naman taga manila and south… kung ilalayo ang Intl. airport sa amin..malaking epekto nito sa mga negosyante and business nasa karatig ng NAIA na established ng matagal. dahil lamang ba na taga Tarlac ang Presidente ay ilalapit na International Airport sa kaniya… it was unfair , PINOY should think twice…  baka bukas gawing Capital ng Philippines ay Pampanga or Tarlac….
    Think Twice Mar Roxas at Pinoy…
     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MIOX3Z63GGGE647B2SSNKEL7AI Jason

    Hindi magandang proposal ang paglipat ng NAIA to Clark dahil masisira  ang plano ng Casino Filipino na magtayo ng Entertainment City. Kaya nga itatayo ang Entertainment City dahil malapit sa International Airport at convenient para sa mga turista na galing Macau, China, Japan na makapunta rito. Hindi dapat ilipat ang NAIA dahil maganda ang plano sa Entertainment City dahil magbibigay ito ng daang libong trabaho.  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F5IGCQJ7CZNKEJ4SLRRZL7VN2I RoCk

      siguro nagwo-work ka sa Airport Casino Filipino at natatakot ka mawalan ng trabaho

  • Anonymous

    One of the arguments that was raised when the Bataan Nuclear power plant was being considered to be operated was the fact that there was no comprehensive studies  regarding the safety of the power plant in case of a major earthquake. Clark Air base with its proximity to Mt. Pinatubo have experienced the devastating effect of its eruption and needs no further explanation.Even with a high speed train system to connect clark from Manila,What would happen to it during the typhoon season when the provinces where it passes are inundated with flood waters.? What if these natural catasthrophe happened at the same time? Where shall we divert the flights ? the nearest international airport north of clark is Laoag.south would be Legazpi And further down is Mactan.
    It is not the size of the airport that is the problem,but how we manage it,.with or without Naia the traffic in Metro Manila won’t ease up.
    The main consideration they want to transfer Naia is not decongestion but the big money that goes with the infrastructure that will go along with it,Plain and simple.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F5IGCQJ7CZNKEJ4SLRRZL7VN2I RoCk

      Sa ayaw natin o sa gusto, ililipat ang main airport gateway ng pilipinas dahil congested na ang NAIA. sooner or later, wala tayo choice. mapa-clark man yan o sa ibang lugar ng pilipinas wala tayo choice. especially, pag nag umpisa na mag acquire ng A380 bus plane ang mga airline companies. kuha mo!!!

      • Anonymous

        We always have a choice, to use it or not is your prerogative. use it,fine. don’t exercise your choice is also fine.Both choices have different consequences and you have to accept it.For evil to succeed let the good men do nothing about  it.  I did not say that Transferring NAIA to Clark is bad,But is it worth it.?
        EDSA 1 and 2 is a choice made by  majority of the people and not all of the Filipino people.The majority succeeded and the minority probably did not bother to make a choice .In our life time , we always have to decide and make a choice.KUHA MO RIN !!!!!!!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F5IGCQJ7CZNKEJ4SLRRZL7VN2I RoCk

        hindi ko kuha, kasi kulangot ka

      • Anonymous

        Akala ko may utak ka ,wala pala.!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F5IGCQJ7CZNKEJ4SLRRZL7VN2I RoCk

        meron ka nga utak kaso expired na

      • Anonymous

        At least may utak .ikaw talaga wala! kulangot lang hindi mo pa makuha. gamitan mo ng straw para masipsip mo o kaya kutsara at tinidor para di mapanis.! Salamat na lang at kulangot ang turing mo sa mga taong hindi mo makuha ,ikaw kaya ano ?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F5IGCQJ7CZNKEJ4SLRRZL7VN2I RoCk

    Ganda ng idea mo, pero yata lalo mo pinalalaki ang gastos ng gobyerno. Cge lang wala naman masama ang mangarap ng gising

  • Anonymous

    Haha! look who’s talking too much? you pay attantion to your work, Mr Talking Too Much!

  • Anonymous

    “The government is eyeing the transfer of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) from Metro Manila to Clark, Pampanga, Transportation Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II told a Senate hearing on Monday”. It’s a good plan. Let us support  and make sure that people will benefit from it and not the corrupt politicians. Next move will be the transfer of all the Oil Refineries so Metro Manila can become a haven of peace and tranquility. Remove all the squatters and bring back the old glory of the Metropolis. ;-)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BXOVRVPHRY4OUOKBTOR2SIEAZM Abigail

    Not a thoughtful plan! Grabe namang plano yan! imagine naman yung mga taga Manila na magdadala ng malalaking luggage gamit ang MRT/LRT or public bus all the way to Pampanga? maawa naman kayo! DI LAHAT ng Pilipino may sasakyan…kagaya nyo….yung mga nag-plano nito DI nagko-COMMUTE YAN! WALA SILANG IDEA kung GAANO KAHIRAP MAG-COMMUTE with HEAVY LUGGAGE.  pano naman ang toll’s taxes (kung babayahe ka papuntang Clark via public transport )…isipin nyo muna yan….KEEP the one in MANILA and add ONE in Clark if you want. 

    • Anonymous

      Balak ilagay ang terminal sa Araneta Center. Bwahahahaha!

  • Anonymous

    This is an excellent idea, but would only be an contribution to the economy if it pushes through. Nearby countries already have this model of dual airports, like those in KUL and BKK. A high speed train should also be built. This would create jobs for many people and would push our competitiveness rankings up.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, DUAL even TRIPLE airports, but not CLOSING airports!

  • Anonymous

    Archie, I don’t think moving to Clark is a good idea. If the politcians can keep it in Manila, then that is better. The problem with Manila for decades is that people in power or elected politicians have issues with urban planning and it continues up to this day. If they want this city to be a world-class for progress sakes, then they, people and politicians, should sit politics aside and ask experts, foreigners and locals, to sit down and look for intelligent, if not comprehensive, solutions before things are going downhill like an incurable cancer which could take quadruple amount of the initial estimated amount when issues are still uncomplicated. That is plain common sense. Manilans should look for intelligent and smart politicians to sit and make better decisions.

    • Anonymous

      I agree this MAR is a fool! Never finishes anything he started. He can’t even get his wife pregnant! He just wants to raise campaign funds out of a land deal. We already spent so much on terminal 3 bagong bago pa sisirain na?

  • Anonymous

    Mga ganitong proyekto ay mainam para sa mas nakakarami at magbibigay ng disenteng trabaho .  Mga nasalanta ng bagyo, sunog o kung anumang delubyo atbp problema ay pagtutuunan ng pansin, pero kailangang umusad ang bansa para hindi maging permanenteng sakitin. Kung hindi ka kumporme ay tumabi para hindi masagasaan, at huwag idiskarel ang pagasenso ng buong Pilipinas. Kailangan lang magtiwala sa gobyerno at sa isat-isa para umasenso. Susunod, Mcarthur Highway papalitan ng multilane expressway hanggang  dulo ng northern Luzon at ipagbawal tricyle, mabagal na motorsiklo, traktor etc. Isabay na rin ang high speed train from Manila to Cagayan, now that’s what I call progress.

  • Anonymous

    That proves all along that MAR is a fool! God was merciful to the Philippines that he didn’t win. MAR has never finished anything he started and is ningas cogon. Is De los Angeles of Legacy in jail? Was there a system left in place for Palengke Price Monitoring? The economic benefit of NAIA where it is and the lost value of people’s time commuting between Manila and Pampanga (which floods) is more than $2.5 Billion. A single car accident along the Candaba viaduct will cut-off access. Proof of the pudding of the inconvenience is the fact that air fares are priced 30% cheaper out of Clark, with not many takers. Develop Clark, Develop Lipa Airport, to give alternate landing areas when there are airport problems. NY has three major airports as does Los Angeles. So does my hometown of San Francisco (Oakland, SFO, San Jose) No single airport failure will paralyze the economy. Or perhaps MAR’s Uncle would like to do a fast track land deal like his Maternal Grandfather did to Friar lands now known as Araneta Center during the term of his grandfather Manuel Roxas?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_66CTYSD23BI3SYCUXQ6DNSIWOU Rodrigo

    Maganda ang plano ni DOTC sec. Mar Roxas na ilipat sa Clark Pangpanga ang NAIA. Una, hindi na nababagay sa isang paliparan ang napapalibutan ng kabahayan at commercial establishment. Pangalawa masyado ng congested ang lansangan sa kamaynilaan. Sec Mar Roxas gawin nalang WORLD CLASS STADIUM  na may completong sport facilities ang kasalukuyang NAIA pag nabakante

  • Anonymous

    Granted NAIA is one sick puppy in need of badly needed repairs but why close it? Fix it and keep it. Go one step up by expanding and improving Clark to serve international travellers going north to Pampanga and beyond, and those going east to Zambales via the newly opened super-highway from Clark to Subic. ASEANA  and KAL now serves CRK (Clark) from LAX, JFK, IAD among others. Make CRK more attractive so that other airlines can profitably serve CRK as well. As one blogger here suggests, give international travellers more choices in their destination airports.

  • http://twitter.com/candypop290 therese ♥

    maybe this could be a good idea but perhaps they can try rehabilitating the current naia first if ever there’s a need for it to be rehabilitated. for now, my answer to this is no, i don’t think this is the right time to move naia to clark. maybe in the next few years, it could be appropriate but not now.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F5IGCQJ7CZNKEJ4SLRRZL7VN2I RoCk

      Population in this area is keep on growing and there are a lot of houses already with this area. When do you think, they will start moving the airport to clark?  ngayun pa lang kung minsan aabutin ka ng 30-45 minutes na nasa ere at sasabihin ng kapitan ng eroplano trapik daw.  Kailan pa kaya magiging on time ang take-off or landing ng bawat eroplano sa NAIA

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F5IGCQJ7CZNKEJ4SLRRZL7VN2I RoCk

    sa ngayun, paano ba yung mga taga-ilocos at baguio nagrereklamo ba sila kung bumibiyahe papunta NAIA?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BZF2N45NKKH3BNCWKAY3Z76EFU T I

    The old Naval base Sangley Point in Cavite City is the best location for an international airport.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F5IGCQJ7CZNKEJ4SLRRZL7VN2I RoCk

      sorry hindi pumasa sa assessment ng JICA ang place na yan

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EJHUA4HOXTTEOF25TJONQVH654 gary g

    kung matutuloy ito, siguradong malaking investments ang dadating sa pinas…at di magiging masikip ang manila.  Regarding naman sa train  for manila – clark, dapat mauna itong gawin otherwise palpak na naman at magiging magulo yun byahe papunta clark.  Dito sa milan, may designated train from the international airport up to the center of milan kaya napakadali pumunta sa airport.

  • Anonymous

    Noone can transfer Manila to Pampanga, same is true with NAIA to Clark. Both airports are operational so what’s wrong with it. Why do we always have that mentality of privatization when everybody knows, when you don’t own anything we are at a loss. Why?

  • http://twitter.com/boymatiao isko daya

    If this push through, many squatters will also transfer to Clark… and what will be the name of the airport? Will it still be NAIA or “Download” Airport? lol



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