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Defense department eyes transfer of military air base to Zamboanga City east coast

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has ordered the concerned agencies to explore the possibility of transferring the military air base in Zamboanga City to the new airport site in the east coast.

The Cabinet official made the directive during his meeting with Mayor Beng Climaco, Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) chief Lt. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, Westmincom Tactical Operations Wing commander Brig. Gen. Cresencio Marquez III and other officers Friday, November 15, during his visit in Zamboanga City.

The local government said the possible transfer of the military air base is expected to spur economic and development in the city.

“Philippine Air Force officials made mention of a meeting with Vice Mayor Rommel Agan and the technical working group as well as the support of the Sangguniang Panlungsod in this undertaking,” it said.

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