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Former Cagayan De Oro Airport to serve as storage depot for equipment to be used for rescue operations, says Palace official
 

 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.

Lumbia 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.

Defense Secretary 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)

 
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