Monday, September 21, 2009

Bacolod-Silay International Airport a Misnomer

According to retired Bacolod Air Transportation Office top honcho Greg Vallejera, the name Bacolod-Silay International Airport is a misnomer.

It is not an international airport per se because it does not cater to international flights. Thus some corrected it to mean an airport of international standards.

But then again, as "Mang Greg" points out, all airports anywhere in the world, whether it's a small airstrip or an ultra-modern airport, are of international standards.

By way of illustration, he compares it to a basketball court, whether it is just made of makeshift hoops fastened to poles buried to the ground or the ones used by PBA pros, as long as they conform to the international standard of size, height and other requirements, it is already an airport following the international standards for its particular purpose.

Thus the more accurate name is the New Bacolod-Silay Airport. The name "Bacolod" had to be there because it is more well-known internationally than all the other cities in the province being the capital city of Negros Occidental. And every Negrense would just simply tell the non-locals that they are from Bacolod regardless of what city in Negros Occidental they actually come from.

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