I have seen at the Bacong City Engineer's Office (with my OWN eyes), a map of Bacong with the airport outline superimposed, not sure how accurate it still is. All guesses, the airport is about a km from national highway away from the water, parallel to the highway. The land is less than a km wide and is long, maybe a few km long (total is 280 hectares or 2.8 sq km)...Should check the map, i think it's available for public inspection. I am fairly certain there is NO, ZERO, NADA accurate "updated info." I have personally heard from "connected" local people: 1. The airport will never be built.. 2. The airport will definitely be built. 3. No (or very little) LAND ACQUISITION has been done (I think TRUE) (Davy's newspaper article above implies no acquisition has been done. 4. The land is already in the hands of politicians. They will make a killing. 5. Landowners will lose their shirts because the government will exercise "eminent domain" to take the land with "..just compensation," which means something different to politicians and to poor landowners... 6. <GRIN> Davy's newspaper above clears up NOTHING (thanks anyway guy), it only says the docs for a Korean loan have been signed, a fraction of the funds needed. Davy's article above includes 8 column inches (20 cm) on REHABING the Sibulan field. OPINIONS 1. Considering the political situation in Bacong, i would be very hesitant to acquire land there, particularly if near the "airport." 2. Trying to out-think politicians is a bad idea. 3. Buying land around the proposed airport is a bad idea. 4. Buying land 4 km or so up the mountain for a home is an ok idea, land is anywhere from 500P to 3000P per square meter depending on lot size, road access, distance from national highway, desirability, and number of current owners (more than one or two, all alive, is a bad idea). Very doubtful planes would turn up mountain after takeoff... 5. Doubtful wide-bodies would ever be used for the southern part of Negros Oriental, no matter HOW much the tourism people spend on advertising... Airbus 320's and equiv are the most likely.... 6. I personally think that the land acquisition problem will scuttle the project.