Surigao City—Malacañang earmarked P110-million from the President Aquino’s Social Fund for the upgrading of an airport in Siargao, a world-reknown surfing haven.
The announcement was made during the official visit of DILG Secretary Manuel Roxas and DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya to Siargao Island where they inspected the island’s airport and the proposed runway extension.
“This is Malacañang’s support to Rep. Francisco Matugas’ commitment to transform Siargao Island, famous for its world-class surfing area, into one of our country’s major tourism destinations. We take note of the increasing arrivals of foreign and domestic tourists and this is a very positive indication of a booming tourism in this part of the country,” said Abaya.
Roxas promised to lobby for additional release of presidential funds to fast-track improvements in Siargao Island aimed at boosting the tourism businesses in the area. (manilastandardtoday)