Senator JV Ejercito on Wednesday said he will file a resolution to probe officials of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) for allowing the construction of buildings that obstruct flight paths.
“I will file a resolution to investigate because it has happened, not once, but thrice!” Ejercito said in a text message to reporters.
Ejercito made the statement over reports that Mayor Sara Duterte has threatened that she will not allow the Aeon Towers building in Davao City to operate unless the developer complies with the five-day deadline to remove the boom cranes obstructing air traffic.
“This is not the first time! Cypress Towers along C5 was the cause of diversions when the ILS (instrument landing system) of Runway 24 of NAIA was non-operational, so many diversions to Clark,” Ejercito said.
“Speaking of Clark, they allowed a hangar to be built right at the end of the runway,” he added.
Last year, Ejercito said a condominium property of developer DMCI Homes in Taguig City has been an “obstruction” along the flight path of aircrafts bound for the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
“Now comes the Aeon Towers in Davao which is clearly in the flight path of the runway. Why is CAAP allowing this and compromising the safety of passengers and aircraft?” the senator said. —Kathrina Charmaine Alvarez/KBK, GMA News