The Codon Gateway and Open Sky Policy

Two years from now, the Southern Luzon International Airport in Barangay Alobo, Daraga Albay will be operational and the Regional Development Council (RDC) in Bicol is now seeking an open sky policy for the airport. President Aquino emphasized that adopting even a “pocket-sized” open skies policy will ensure more tourist traffic in our country. The question now, what will happen then to the Codon gateway after 2012?

The Codon Gateway to Bicol's 'Boracay'

If realized next year, no other development project will be more dramatic for all Catandungenos in recent years than the "tourist highway" being pursued with much enthusiasm by Congressman Cesar. The project will open a Codon, San Andres gateway leading to the so-called "hidden paradise" of Caramoan, Camarines Sur, a few miles away by the Maqueda Channel, and which is now gaining fast international notice due to the location shooting in the area of the global "Survivor" TV series. Caramoan town was in virtual obscurity until foreign movie makers discovered its scenic and mystifying natural contours such that in a matter of months, the sleepy town has been transformed into a much-talked-about tourist destination in the Philippines, in the category of Boracay.

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Source: Rosulo - Catanduanes Tribune - 11 November 2010