After President Rodrigo Duterte was toured by government and GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) officials in the newly built resort-like Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Terminal 2, the President said he was surprised to see that the new airport terminal was so beautiful.
“I’m happy to see na ganito. Hindi ko man akalain na ganito kaganda ‘to,” President Duterte said in his speech at the inauguration event.
“I was awed when I started to walk towards this place. Napakaganda ng airport ninyo,” he said. “Inggit rin ako kasi matagal akong mayor sa Davao, 23 years. I supposed that I’d also like the Davaoeños to enjoy an airport as beautiful as what you have here.”
He added that he was happy to know that the new terminal houses priceless designs and artworks made by some of Philippines’ best homegrown artists. “Their masterpieces will not just add to this structure’s aesthetic value, but will also showcase to the world our distinct sense of warmth and hospitality, as well as our unique and rich cultural heritage,” he said.
“It will also have state-of-the-art facilities that ensure passenger safety and comfort. Staying true to MCIA’s vision, this airport will definitely be the region’s primary gateway that will make the Province of Cebu a premier tourist destination in Asia Pacific,” he added.