New airport's security under control
Peace and order situation within and around the area of the multi-billion new Iloilo Airport is under control.
As such, travelers need not worry about any tension that can mar the operations here. On its first official week since Wednesday's inauguration, Senior Superintendent Melvin Mongcal, Provincial Director of the Iloilo Provincial Police Office (IPPO) said all is well and normal now in as far as security is concerned.
Yet for any eventualities, the IPPO has enough police forces to take care of police matters, Sr. Supt. Mongcal assured, while adding that the boundaries are clear in as far as police actions and airport security are concerned.
To recall, tension marred the first day of new Iloilo airport operations following unresolved controversies brought by the porterage service contract of the old airport. Police forces from the Special Weapons Action Team (SWAT) were called on the scene by Sr. Supt. Mongcal while town's police of the Sta. Barbara and Cabatuan police offices served as back-up.
"That only happened during the first day," he continued. "Since then, everything is normal. We have our police officers on continued watch outside the airport area and that was even before it actually opened. So everything's under control."