One hundred forty-five persons have joined an open Facebook Group called “Bacolod-Silay Airport... just our opinion!” where they complain about the state of the airport in Silay City.
Almost everyday members of the group air complaints about the state of the Bacolod Silay Airport in Silay City and are urging that gripes be made public so that action can be taken.
One member said “this is a good feedback mechanism so our gov't officials will pay attention! Our Silay airport which draws praise from tourists and other sectors is slowly deteriorating before our very eyes - stinky dirty bathrooms, faulty aircon, escalators and xray conveyors that often bog down, now flies in pre-departure area….”
Our observations and recommendations should reach our congressmen, mayors and airport authorities, the writer adds.
Another member wrote that there is bad body odor at the airport.
“I was on PR 135 from Manila that landed in Bacolod at 7:45 p.m. last night, Feb. 15. As soon as I stepped out of the plane and into the tube, I was engulfed by muggy climate and horrible body odor from one of five uniformed personnel standing there by the door. HR should require them to smell good at all times,” the writer says.
Another member wrote “It just needs proper maintenance which I hope is in place already. One thing though is that this building never sustained any cracks in the light of the recent earthquake.”
The DAILY STAR repeatedly tried to contact airport manger Mecine Reyes for comment but was told she was at a meeting and later that she had a headache.*CPG