President Rodrigo Duterte's announced on Monday that Clark International Airport can be used for more domestic and international flights. Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said that the development of Clark as an international hub catering international and domestic flights is long overdue.
"It took a back seat during the previous administration and the result has been disastrous to the country's aviation industry, with delayed flights as long as three to four and even seven hours," Pamintuan added.
The decongestion of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is just the short-term goal. He said the strategic goal is to develop Clark as part of the continuing comprehensive development of the country.
"The president has the political will and foresight to include this in his priority projects," he said.