SILAY-BACOLOD Airport manager Felizardo Toralba said they have tighten security within the airfield facility especially of the airport's security system to avoid ransack against burglars.

Toralba, who replaced former airport manager Antonio Alfonso said the measure was relative to the incident on the unexplainable loss of P240, 000 collections from the terminal pass.

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"I don't want the incident to happen again as it would have a bad effect on the image of the airport to the flying costumers," said Toralba.

He added that the airport continues to be busy every day, a clear sign that the air transport industry is strongly staging a comeback from years of losing profits due to high prices of fuels.

Toralba also said they have everything inside the aerodrome to monitor deadly weapons, especially firearms.

He said they are in close coordination with the Silay City Police Station on the implementation of the gun ban that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is implementing due to the May 10 elections.

He also said he is leaving the robbery case at the airport to the authorities, saying "one really knows who took the money."

Toralba said his responsibility, as manager of the airport is something he can be proud of, knowing how fast the new airfield has grown towards housing domestic flights to and from different key cities in the country.

The New Bacolod-Silay Airport has been classified as international airport, although it has yet to hold an international passenger aircraft soon.

Silay City Mayor Jose Montelibano said the airport has all the capacity to house international flights, as more developments to expand the runways are now being planned.