Press Briefing by PCOO Sec. Sonny Coloma, Press Briefing Room, New Executive Bldg., Malacañang, 28 Jan. 2016 |AUDIO||VIDEO||TRANSCRIPT|
Press Briefing by PCOO Sec. Sonny Coloma w/ Ms.
Margareta Wahlstrom, UN Special Representative of the
Sec. Gen for Disaster Risk Reduction & Sec. Emmanuel
de Guzman, Vice Chairperson of the National Climate
Change Commission, Press Briefing Room, New Executive
Bldg., Malacañang, 19 Jan. 2016
Interview of PCDSPO Usec. Manuel Quezon lll over DZRB, 06
Former Cagayan De Oro Airport to serve as storage
depot for equipment to be used for rescue operations, says
Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. has
clarified that Cagayan de Oro's Lumbia Airport would serve
as storage depot for equipment necessary for rescue
operations during calamities.
Coloma made the
clarification following reports that Lumbia Airport would be
converted into into a US military depot.
airport, which is five kilometers southwest of Cagayan de
Oro, stopped commercial operations after the opening of the
new airport in Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental in 2013.
"Nais nating linawin (na) ang tinutukoy na pasilidad ay
isang storage depot para sa kagamitang nakalaan sa mga
kalamidad. Bahagi ito ng programang HADR (Humanitarian
Assistance and Disaster Relief) na mahalagang elemento ng
Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). Sa panahon ng
bagyo, lindol o iba pang kalamidad, makatutulong ang
pasilidad na ito sa agarang paghatid ng tulong at kalinga sa
mga apektadong komunidad," said Coloma in an interview over
Radyo ng Bayan.
The 500-hectare Lumbia Airport
complex is currently home to the 10th Tactical Operations
Group of the Philippine Air Force.
Voltaire Gazmin on Saturday confirmed the conversion of the
Lumbia Airport into a military depot. He also said the use
of the airport is covered by EDCA.
(Full story: 02.07.16)
President Benigno Aquino III with PCOO Secretary
Sonny Coloma grace the ceremony of Manila
Bulletin 116th anniversary, offered a toast
along with Vice Chairman and Executive Vice
President Dr. Emilio Yap III and President of
Manila Hotel Joey Lina in celebration of the
anniversary. Manila Bulletin Publishing
Corporation (MB) was founded as the Daily
Bulletin on February 2, 1900 for the purpose of
engaging in the publishing business. (Photo By
Joseph Vidal / Malacanang Photo Bureau)