Residents seek relocation as Bulacan airport construction nears

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Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is scheduled to build what it calls the most modern airport in the country that can become the next main international gateway.

The government awarded SMC the contract on August 14 to construct and operate the New Manila International Airport in Bulacan, with the hope of decongesting the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Meanwhile, CNN Philippines gets an exclusive look at a sleepy town, 30 kilometers north of Metro Manila, which will soon be transformed into a sprawling aerotropolis.

The project will be undertaken without state subsidies or guarantees. SMC expects the new airport to fuel trillions of dollars into the economy annually.

SMC says it is committed to making sure fisherfolk who may be affected by the project will have "good homes, better living conditions, and more capacity to improve their livelihood."

Our Makoi Popioco speaks to some of these residents in the coastal villages, who will soon be relocated.