President Noynoy Aquino claims sole credit for the new Laguindingan Airport in Cagayan de Oro

Trust Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III to take credit yet again for a project progressed initially under the administration of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Despite undertaking a massive campaign to cancel key infrastructure projects initiated by Arroyo when he assumed office in 2010, the Aquino Administration has glided on the wind of many such projects. The latest one is the newly-opened Laguindingan airport in Mindanao currently being trumpeted by the government.

Laguindingan International Airport inaugurated by President Arroyo on January 11, 2006
Laguindingan International Airport inaugurated by President Arroyo on January 11, 2006
The airport opened June 15, 2013 and is the main airport of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City in Northern Mindanao (Region X). Construction of the airport will be completed by June 2014, after the ILS equipment has been installed.

In her Philippine Star column dated the 29th November 2007 Domini Torrevillas wrote about former President Arroyo’s involvement in pushing the project along…

The former congressman [Misamis Oriental Gov. Oscar Moreno] recalled having invited President Arroyo to the 76th anniversary of the founding of his province in January 26 last year, and it was then that he realized how serious she was about getting the project rolling. The night before she had discussed the project with Department heads at the Pryce Hotel, and two weeks later she organized a Task Force that would look into all details — the master plan for the project, expropriation of properties, the access road, and compensation for small farmers to be displaced by the project. Said the governor: “The President was concerned that the farmers be properly compensated. She said no progress takes place unless we help the farmers.”

The airport feasibility study and master plan were made in 1991 by Louis Berger International with assistance from USAID, its purpose to meet the increasing and future aviation traffic demand on the Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Corridor.

Yet in what looks like a plaque purported to have been installed at the new airport, it was only President BS Aquino’s name spelt out in bold and in red that appeared for the kudos. You’d think the most eligible bachelor in the country would at least be a gentleman and acknowledge the efforts of his predecessors which include not only Arroyo but the leadership of administrations going back to 1991.



This Airport was built
by the Government of the Republic of the Philippines
and completed under the Administration of
through the
Department of Transportation and Communications
in cooperation with
the Government of the Republic of Korea
with funding support from the
Economic Development Cooperation Fund

Laguindingan-AirportLaguindingan International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Laguindingan, Cebuano: Tugpahanang Pangkalibutanon sa Laguindingan) (IATA: CGY, ICAO: RP02) is the first international airport that serves mainly the areas of Misamis Oriental and its nearby provinces in Northern Mindanao region in the Philippines. The airport replaces Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro. It is a flagship project of the Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Corridor Special Development Project, which covers both cities of Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro, as well as five coastal towns in Lanao del Norte, and in the twenty-three local government units of Misamis Oriental’s first and second congressional districts.

The airport sits on a 4.17 square kilometre site in Barangay Moog, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental, and is located 46 kilometers from the city center of Cagayan de Oro.

Interestingly enough, President BS Aquino holds a spotty record for being on top of Mindanao’s many development issues. He is perceived to be a distant leader by many Mindanao residents as a result of the way he botched the whole Bangsamoro “Framework Agreement” with Mindanao’s Muslim community, sided with the Malaysian Government against Mindanao’s embattled Tausugs during the Sulu Sultanate imbroglio, and oversaw a less-than admirable service delivered by the national government in response to the devastation wrought by typhoons on Mindanao in recent years that have cost tens of thousands of lives.

Indeed, the fact that the Philippines is still a nation that presumes to be composed of a northern island historically ruled by a bunch of quaint Ilocano- and Tagalog-speaking tribes and a southern island chain composed of largely Cebuano-speaking remnants of ancient sultanates, is a testament to the strength and endurance of the colonial legacy of European civilisation in the Far East.

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I will give B.S. Aquino one thing . He is consistent. The guy will always claim credit and deflect blame. He will never be accountable to flaws or mistakes yet claim any accolades as his own. He will take credit for a bull market but be silent on a bear market. All I can say is what do you expect. The guy had no achievements whatsoever at age 50. He relies on his parents and his sister for identity, how pathetic that Bam relies on Noynoy for identity. Plus he loves making jokes directed at hospitalized women in a so… Read more »

it will make it easier for pimp pnoy and DFA to fly ofw sex workers to the middle east. good for remittances.

Rey Oleo

magaling mambatikos si PNOY sa nakaraang administrasyon pero ito ang malinaw na ebidensiya isa sa mga magandang nagawa ng administrasyon ni Pangulong Arroyo pero hindi manlang nabanggit ni PNOY na ang nakaraang administrasyon ang nagpasimula nito at ipinagpatuloy lamang ng kanyang kasalukuyang administrasyon.


hmm.. but i suspect BS Aquino sipsip alipores did the initiative (claim) for him. but of course the BS president gladly accepts it (kapal muks eh).


Does BS stand for Bullsh*t?

Chat Potato
nothing in the citation said he credit-grabbed. and he was not even the one who wrote the citation, how quickly the writer jumped to that conclusion. but credit goes to a president who can quickly implement projects without corruption. when a new administration takes over, it does not throw away past five- and ten-year development plans, only reviews and throws away those tainted with corruption. a citation cannot include everyone, even past presidents do not own sole credit for development plans. i pity the present administration, trying to do its best, damned if you do, damned if you don’t. kaya… Read more »

Halatang bayaran ng kurakot at mapangabusong Gloria Labandera etong si Benign0 Mangnanakaw na puro papuri kay Gloria at pangiinsulto sa mga Pilipino at kay Pangulong Aquino

Si Kagalang-galang na Panuglong Aquino ay ang tunay na pinakadakila na panuglo sa kasaysayan ng Pilipinas at tunay na nagpayaman at nagpaunlad sa bansa kaya tayo ay mayaman na at unti unting nawawala at nagpapakulong sa lahat ng kurakot sa pamahalaan

Leo Castillo

How is this news? I bet the NAIA 3 and the Skyway has a “completed under Gloria Arroyo” plaque too. It’s nothing about claiming credit for past history, it’s just to show when it was completed.

MRT3 will most likely have an Erap plaque too, even though construction was done mostly in Ramos’ era.


And you nailed it, no more to say 😀 yun na yon.


My challenge to Yellow Zombies like Malign0:

What are the benefits of CREDIT-GRABBING?

I’m waiting….. 😛

Hyden Toro

If you don’t have any accomplishment. Grab credit from someone. If you fail, blame everybody, except yourself. This is the tactic of Aquino….


Philippines – sexploitation capital of the world presided over by pimp pnoy and his economic policy of human trafficking – women abroad for remittances, and child labourers (5.5 million ) at home to keep wages low.
A civilised society would have strung him up by his balls for allowing such inhumanity tantamount to barbarism.
Lets hope ethical tourists boycott an unethical country.


it doesn’t say aquino was solely responsible it simply stated the project was completed under the current administration. how is that credit grabbing? grp fishing for clicks getting tabloidy again

The Lady in the picture has mysteriously been absent from the public eye.What happened to all the trials, slanderous accusations? All dropped like hot potatoes, and it is because of the honesty and dignity of the judiciary in the country(PLEASE DO NOT MAKE ME LAUGH, I know MAFIOSO w/more honor!)? IS IT? The turns taken by the crony capitalists that run the country are un-beknownst to those that think there actually is a difference between political ‘PARTIES’and affiliations and that which is seen in public. BE NOT FOOLED(there is no difference!), they are FUCKIN CROOKS, each and every one. and… Read more »

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Wow ha. Kailangan talaga ma.recognize sya. Eh yung NAIA, that airport was built by Ferdinand Marcos, and named it as Manila International Airport. Marcos could’ve named it after him but the guy wasn’t as much as a prick and credit-recognition hungry as Noy Noy. But of course the politically mang.mang Cory Aquino renamed it after her husband who’s got nothing to do whatsoever in building the airport. The nerve of the Aquinos. Ang kapal ng mukha.


Akuin na rin niya pati yung pag patayo ni BBM ng mga windmills sa Ilocos Norte!