Airport Terminal Fee Must Include Parking Privilege-A A +A
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
MANY have been clamouring that the very big parking space built by the national government of the Philippines should be of maximum use by the residents of Negros Occidental and Bacolod City. Paying a terminal fee of two hundred pesos per passenger means that this passenger fee should include one parking privilege in the car park area of Bacolod-Silay National Airport.
This is the clamour similar in Iloilo International Airport passengers. But Iloilo has a lesser degree of pain on Iloilo travellers. In Bacolod Airport, reports say that overnight parking costs a traveller only fifty pesos compared to two hundred pesos per nightly parking. And why the difference, asked a frequent traveller.
One Silaynon even said there is no security guard that is assigned officially to watch the parked cars by the contractor whoever and how powerful they are. This Silaynon’s comment was relayed to this writer by one reader of this column.
He said that Silay City Mayor Montelibano may find a way to resolve this disappointment on the national government. Chances are President P-Noy is even innocent about these parking fees, mentioned an insurance agent who frequents Cebu.
Mayor Oti Montelibano will play host to more than two hundred big bikers who will arrive from all over the Visayas for the Visayas Unity Ride in October to time with the Bacolod MassKara Festival. Mayor Oti will probably treat the big bikers and they in turn will do the Children’s Ride of their Lifetime social responsibility where the orphans and children of Silay City will be treated to a big bike ride around the city.
The big bikers hope that they could try riding along the new Circumferential Road connecting Bacolod-Silay National Airport passing via Talisay City onward to Bacolod City during their Unity Ride.
There are observations that the new bridge along Gatuslao Extension that ends at Robinsons Place Bacolod at the back is being used on the sides by aggressive squatters and disturbing the smooth flow of vehicles since the shanties are built just one inch from the road.
Even the mall does not want to install a directional signage that the road is a shortcut to and out of the mall and the hotel. Will someone stand up and stop those shanty constructions?*
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 24, 2013.