In Picture (L-R): Hon. Governor Reynaldo S. Tamayo, Jr. of South Cotabato; Acting RDC XII Chairperson and NEDA XII Regional Director Teresita Socorro C. Ramos, and; Hon. Ronnel C. Rivera of General Santos City during the 68th Regular Meeting of Regional Development Council on December 4, 2019 in Koronadal City.
In Picture (L-R): Hon. Governor Reynaldo S. Tamayo, Jr. of South Cotabato; Acting RDC XII Chairperson and NEDA XII Regional Director Teresita Socorro C. Ramos, and; Hon. Ronnel C. Rivera of General Santos City during the 68th Regular Meeting of Regional Development Council on December 4, 2019 in Koronadal City.

Koronadal City, South Cotabato – Regional Development Council (RDC) XII passed Resolution No. 113, series of 2019 supporting the opening of General Santos City (GSC) – Clark air route, during its 68th Regular Meeting on December 4, 2019 in Koronadal City.

The action of the council further supports the declaration of joint intent to strengthen linkages between GSC and Clark Freeport Zone, which was signed by GSC Mayor Ronnel C. Rivera and Clark Development Corporation (CDC) President and CEO Noel F. Manankil on September 13, 2018.

The declaration promotes air connectivity, organization of trade, and business mission for tourism and investments, among others.

The GSC International airport, with 3,227 meters runway is servicing an average of nine (9) flights daily, catering the routes General Santos City to Manila, Cebu, Iloilo and vice-versa.  The airport is located in an almost 600 hectares land area in Barangay Fatima, General Santos City.  Its terminal building can accommodate around 500-800 passengers.

The meeting was presided over by Acting RDC XII Chairperson and Regional Director Teresita Socorro C. Ramos and attended by 33 members, including Mayor Ronnel C. Rivera of General Santos City. (Apollo Y. Manlawe, NEDA XII-DRD)