More officials join
lobby for int’l flights
BY CARLA GOMEZ
Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District) and Silay Mayor Jose Montelibano have joined Bacolod officials in lobbying for the Bureau of Immigration services to allow nine flights from Korea, carrying about 1,700 golfers and tourists to land at the Bacolod-Silay Airport in January and February.
Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia has asked Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. to reconsider his position and provide the necessary Customs immigration and quarantine services to the chartered flights from Korea to land at the Bacolod-Silay Airport.
In a letter to the mayor dated December 28, David had denied the city’s request, saying that the Bureau is in no position to accede to it now, citing manpower and equipment restrictions that, he said, limit their available resources.