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LOOK: Sorsogon Airport White Elephant Project

Photo by Glenn Olayres Belarmino

Aerial view of Bacon Airport in Sorsogon City.

Constructed in early 1960, the airport never seen a better time but has remained grassy, neglected, and unmaintained.

Almost 58 years had gone, 5 governors paraded in succession, the provincial government neglected the airport which has turned into grazing land for cattle and carabaos.

A report says, the national government is still allocating funds for airport maintenance, but it looks untouched, grassy and unmaintained. [BicolToday.com]

Posted by on May 17, 2018. Filed under Bicol News,Photo Essay. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

4 Responses to LOOK: Sorsogon Airport White Elephant Project

  1. Bobby M. Reyes Reply

    May 20, 2018 at 12:05 am

    Ani-on an saro pang discussion manungod sa Bacon Airport: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sorsoganun/permalink/1372628999489164/?comment_id=1715973048488089&notif_id=1526733650685865&notif_t=group_comment_reply Salamatonon tabi, Primo Ditto Dagnalan Laceda sa pag-gibo mo kaining thread.

  2. Bobby M. Reyes Reply

    May 18, 2018 at 8:57 am

    Here is another discussion about the Bacon Airport in the “Taga Sorsogon Ka Kung …” Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sorsoganun/search/?query=Bacon%20Airpor, as posted on October 23, 2017:
    (As posted by Bobby M. Reyes)
    How come no Sorsogon governor, congressman, senator, town/city mayor was able to finish the Bacon Community Airport (BCA)? It was started in the 1960s by then-Congressman Vicente L. Peralta, who died before he could complete it. The congresspersons, who followed Congressman Peralta, and all the above-named elected/appointed government officials failed to finish it also. Some of them are already dead, too. So, how come Lolo Bobby M. Reyes thinks that he and his supporters — if given the mandate — can finish the BCA and turn it into a domestic hub for passengers and cargo? Stay tuned, as we will discuss the steps needed to be done that WILL complete the BCA. Perhaps Sorsoganons and Friends of Sorsogon should assist us, instead of some of them laughing at our proposals. (Dapat pagtawanan ninda yong mga sinasabing elected officials na warang nagibo para sa Bacon Municipal Airport. (People should instead laugh at the said officials for doing nothing to finish the BCA). BTW if you Google the BCA, here is one of the best technical replies: https://www.airport6.com/en/a/RPLZ/ Kung baga sa pusoy, kami na lang ang huling baraha. Napusoy na gabos an iba. (Like in a card poker game of pusoy, we are the remaining cards {of hope} left. The others have already surrendered their cards, already lost and/or quit trying to win.)

  3. Bobby M. Reyes Reply

    May 18, 2018 at 8:41 am

    If only Sorsoganon voters listened to my proposal for the Bulan and Bacon Airports during the 2016 election for governor. Now it will all depend on the outcome of the 2019 election, so that both airports could have light aircraft landing in them on or before May 1, 2020. Pls read again the revised proposal for both airports: https://www.facebook.com/notes/bobby-m-reyes/reinventing-the-strategy-to-make-operational-the-bulan-and-bacon-airports-by-goi/10212115044528820/

  4. Renita Bolanos Burke Reply

    May 18, 2018 at 5:37 am

    Amazing to see this Bacon Airport been neglected. Just known today by reading your article that the National Government has allocated funds for maintenance. Who should be maintaining this airport? Where are the funds for 58 years allocated for this airport for maintenance. I grew up in Bacon, Sorsogon. Never seen that this airport has been used once. I am here now in U.S. and glad to know that you made an article about this airport. Hope to know more in the future what will the government do about it.

    Thank you.
    RBB

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