Eight years ago my brother-in-law, a mid-level career bureaucrat in the national gov, said "they must eventually build a replacement for the DGTE airport" because: (1) the current one was partially built over swampland and, as usual, they enhanced their profits by shorting the large ballast rock so now the runway is settling unevenly. You can see this if you look down the runway from the highway and, according to him, it already means there are size and weight limits on the commercial planes that can land here. To fix it they would essentially have to completely tear it up and start from scratch. (2) To extend the runway west would require moving the national highway and getting the new rights of way would just be impossible. Because of abuses during the Marcos period, the gov's power of "eminent domain" is very limited. (3) To extend the runway east is considered too expensive and would invite the same abuses as #1 above. There would almost certainly be obstructions by the small but vocal PH environmental community. (4) There would be major community objection to a much busier airport in Sibulan. I'm not saying this is all true... just that's what he and his colleague's believed at the time. A couple years later President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo announced five cities that would be developed as "magnet" locations for permanent resident kano's. DGTE was one and the plan called for "South Negros International Airport". My brother-in-law was told the gov had acquired a site near Zamboangita for a future new airport. He believed it enough that he heavily invested in land in that area. The site was chosen, he said, for cheap land with good topography, low density, favorable winds and enough room for substantial future growth..... which DGTE does NOT have. He claims that "to his certain knowledge" the largest private medical group in the country has acquired a large site in the area for a future "medical tourism" hospital. His personal opinion was that the airport site is "near the Tambobo Bay turnoff". Again..... all this is barely above the level of gossip and anything Gloria promoted was likely tossed by the new admin.