CICC ‘too unsafe’ for use as check-in for airport travelers

THE Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) is not structurally safe to be converted into a check-in station for passengers of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, according to Gov. Hilario Davide III.

Police Regional Office 7 Director Manuel Gaerlan came up with the suggestion so passengers could avoid traffic in the cities of Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu brought about by ongoing repairs of the Mandaue-Mactan Bridge and the unfinished road-rehabilitation projects in Mandaue.

Davide said the building suffered significant damage during the 7.2 magnitude earthquake on Oct. 15, 2013 and super typhoon Yolanda on Nov. 8 of the same year.

Planning the trip

He urged those who have businesses in Mandaue and Lapu-Lapu to leave their homes earlier than usual to avoid being late, especially when if they’re traveling during peak hours.

Ang ato lang gyud ani a little (We’re urging commuters to exercise) more discipline sa atong mga commuters, mga sakyanan mo-travel to and from Lapu-Lapu and a little patience lang pud,” Davide told Capitol reporters yesterday.

He said they’ve asked companies operating in both cities to deploy vehicles and help ferry their employees to and from Cebu City.

The governor, however, is amenable to using the CICC grounds as a loading and unloading area for passengers bound for the airport.

The governor said he hopes bridge repairs will be completed by June.
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