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P15M set for
Kabankalan airport

The city government of Kabankalan has set aside P15 million for its locally-funded airport, and the concreting of its runway is expected to be completed next year, Mayor Isidro Zayco said.

Zayco said they are still leveling the runway, as the construction was hampered by rains.

The 104-hectare airport being built in Brgy. Hilamonan, Kabankalan City, has a runway of about two kilometers.

Zayco said the P15 million budget, for which allocations are contained in the 2013 approved budget, will also cover the cost of airport fencing.

Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez Jr., a pilot, had earlier said the Kabankalan airport will be capable of accommodating a 30 to 50-seater plane once it is operational.

The navigational equipment to be used by the Kabankalan airport came from the old Bacolod airport. The city government of Kabankalan is also enlisting the help of Army 542nd Engineering Construction Battalion in the leveling of the runway airport.

The Kabankalan airport will be the second airport in Negros Occidental, after the Bacolod-Silay International Airport, and the third in Negros island.

Zayco said the city of Kabankalan has a budget of about P700 million for 2013.*GPB

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STI youth confab today

Around 1,000 students from Systems Technology Institute campuses across the country are expected to attend the 18th National Youth Convention at SM City Bacolod today, on the theme “STI Extreme: Unleash the X Factors in You,” its press release said.

The activity provides an alternative and innovative learning venue for students to discover the latest trends in technology, acquire the most in-demand and job-ready skills, and interact with fellow STIers from other cities and regions.

To be discussed from 9 a.m. to noon, and from 2-5 p.m., are “Extreme Definition: Exercise Your Beliefs,” by Inday Espina-Varona of the ABS-CBN Citizen Journalism Unit; “Extreme Connection: Explore Your Network” by Ricky Bunag of STI College–Bacoor; and “Extreme Revolution: Expand Your Horizons” by Jet Nera of the SHINE-JGNera Training Consultants, the press release also said.

The convention is an annual educational caravan that aims to empower the students with knowledge, expertise and values that will help them become more productive members of the communities and outstanding professionals in the future.

It kicked off November 29 at Camp John Hay in Baguio City, and is now in the Visayas, with stops in Cebu, Tacloban, Manila, Cagayan de Oro, Koronadal, Davao, Legazpi and Puerto Princesa, until March 2013, the press release added.*

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