Bill proposed to rename Mactan-Cebu International Airport
A proposal to rename the Mactan-Cebu International Airport was opposed by a native of Cordova town in Mactan. The bill to rename the airport enjoys the support of all congressmen from Cebu led by Rep. Raul del Mar. It will replace the name Mactan with Lapu-Lapu. In effect, the airport will be called the Lapu-Lapu-Cebu International Airport. But, Presidential Legislative Liaison Secretary Adelino Sitoy wants to retain the old name of the airport. The former mayor of Cordova said removing the name Mactan will remove its place in history. Since the bill is not considered urgent, it will take some time before the name of the airport is finally resolved .
Number of Oslob whale watchers to be decreased
Tourism stakeholders in the southern town of Oslob are amenable to lowering the number of whale watchers from 1,000 to 800 every day. The lower limit was agreed upon by the Oslob Municipal Government and Tan-awan Oslob Sea Warden and Fishermen Association (TOSFA) following consultations with different sectors recently. Out of the 800 daily visitors, 600 will be allotted to tour groups while the remaining 200 are allotted for the local government units. Barangay Tan-awan in Oslob has attracted the attention of local and international tourists after over 300 whale sharks have flocked to the area due to the unique waters off its coast .
Mangrove Eco-Park to receive a budget allotment
The planned Mangrove Eco-Park in Mandaue City was granted a PhP12.3-million allocation by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). Setting up the eco-park has long been a dream of the city and it is gradually coming true. Located in Barangay Paknaan, it is the outfall of the largest waterway of Mandaue City, the Butuanon River. While the river is considered biologically-dead, the eco-park is expected to revive it. The eco-park is a part of the rehabilitation program of the river and is also seen to be a long-term solution to the flooding problem in different parts of the city .