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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte graces the inauguration of the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Terminal 2, the world’s ‘first resort airport’, in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu on June 7, 2018.
The President unveils the marker upon his arrival at the MCIA Terminal 2 and is given a tour of the facilities inside the airport before proceeding to the program proper to deliver his message.
Designed by Hong Kong-based Integrated Design Associates (IDA) and local designers Budji Layug, Royal Pinda, and Cebu’s pride Kenneth Cobonpue, the 65,500 square meter MCIA Terminal 2 will cater to inbound and outbound international flights and is expected to increase passenger capacity to 12.5 million yearly.
The airport showcases beautiful curved wooden roof arcs with layered glass to allow natural sunlight to seep through the terminal. This sunlight then reflects on the floor tiles containing mother of pearls found in Cebu to create a gentle glimmer similar to sand, thus representing the ‘resort-feel’ look of the airport.
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