House bill seeks to rename NAIA to "Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Pilipinas"

Thursday June 25, 2020 ()

A bill filed at the House of Representatives seeks to rename the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Pilipinas

If passed into law, the proposed measure, House Bill 7031 authored by Representatives Paolo Duterte, Lord Allan Velasco, and Eric Go Yap, would change the airport's name to the "Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Pilipinas". They said:

"NAIA is the international gateway of the Philippines, being the biggest and largest international airport in the country. As such, there is a need to identify the same as belonging to the Philippines. Hence, the proposed renaming to 'Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Pilipinas,'" the lawmakers who filed the bill said in their explanatory note.

"With the proposed name, the airport will easily be identified as the international doorway of the country, in view of it being in Filipino language and branding it as the international airport of the Philippines."

NAIA used to be called the Manila International Airport.

In December 1987, under the administration of President Corazon Aquino, the Manila International Airport was renamed after her late husband, Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr., who was assassinated at the airport's tarmac in 1983.

Sources:

  • Various online news outlets

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