CLARK FREEPORT--The Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) assured the farmers affected by the ongoing construction of factories and industrial estates inside the civil aviation complex that they will be compensated.

This was learned from Rendy Isip, manager of CIAC public relations office, who said that "CIAC assures that the farmers will be compensated but there will be a process to follow."

Isip said CIAC has to determine first the actual location of the affected property and the number or volume of crops destroyed by the construction.

CIAC is now coordinating with the affected farmers, according to Isip.

Earlier, members of the Cabcom Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative claimed that construction workers started building without prior consultation with the affected farm workers.

Last Saturday, they trooped to the construction site and showed placards denouncing CIAC for failing to conduct prior consultation with the affected farmers and officials of the cooperative.