Papal legate leaves Cebu, visits P-Noy

By: Jhunnex Napallacan, Vanessa Claire Lucero February 01,2016 - 10:56 PM

YANGON Archbishop Charles Maung Cardinal Bo, Papal Legate to the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC), paid a courtesy call on President Benigno Aquino III in Malacañang before he went home to Myanmar yesterday.

Bo left Cebu City early morning yesterday after the successful holding of the IEC.

Cebu Archdiocese spokesperson and executive secretary of the IEC Communications Department Msgr. Joseph Tan said Cardinal Bo’s delegation was accompanied by Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma.

“It was a part of the protocol for Cardinal Bo to pay a courtesy call on our President,” Tan said.

From Malacanang, Msgr. Tan said Bo’s delegation went straight to Myanmar.

Other church dignitaries also left Cebu on Monday, said Msgr. Tan.

But some foreign and local delegates opted to stay for a few more days to visit other parts of the Visayas.

Meanwhile, the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is gearing up for a bigger passenger volume in the next few days.

GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) head of corporate affairs Estee Marie Plunkett said in a phone interview that while definitely busier, airport traffic is still “smooth-sailing.”

The executive assured that the airport is still able to effectively and efficiently serve the current volume of passengers, despite the influx of travelers flying out of Cebu after the IEC.

Around three or four flights out of Cebu carrying IEC guests and delegates are expected today and on Wednesday.

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