Message: Welcoming of Philippine Airlines’ Inaugural Flight to Antique

December 16, 2018

Message of Senator Loren Legarda*
Welcoming of Philippine Airlines’ Inaugural Flight to Antique
16 December 2018 | Antique Airport Grounds
*To be delivered by Gov. Rhodora Cadiao

I deeply regret missing this momentous occasion for our beloved province. But I need to be in Manila for my duties as Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance. We still have a lot of work to do for the proposed 2019 national budget.

Today, as we welcome the inaugural flight of the Philippine Airlines in our newly renovated airport, I can proudly say that: Antique’s progress is unstoppable.

We invest on our human capital and all our programs for the development of our province are on full blast.

PAL’s direct flights to Antique will spur local economy as it will boost trade and tourism. It is parallel with our efforts to provide more livelihood opportunities, support existing enterprises, and improve our infrastructure.

It is in line with our programs for promotion of our heritage and tourism sites, like the ongoing Antique Harvest where we showcase Antique destinations, cultures, and values through food and other Philippine Tourism products.

We are ready to welcome more tourists in our province and we are excited to share our products to more Filipinos and tourists outside the province. Our expanded and upgraded airport will be our gateway and PAL will be our partner in this endeavor.

Antique has so much potential for growth. This is just the beginning of many more successes for our beloved province.