By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) held a series of simulated exercises or SIMEX in order to maintain the security and safety standards at the Bacolod-Silay Airport.
In a statement released by their public information office, the SIMEX drill started on Monday in cooperation with the Aviation Security Unit-Philippine National Police (AvSeU-PNP) Bacolod Station.
Another drill is scheduled for today and another on Friday, August 20.
CAAP-Bacolod said the activities are part of their preparation for the full scale airport emergency preparedness that will be held on the third week of September.
For his part, Bacolod-Silay Airport Manager Engineer Percy Malonesio assured the flying public and their stakeholders that these drills are only part of the SIMEX and advised them not to panic./DGB, WDJ