Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Pilipinas (PAPAPI)?

Netizens react to renaming of Ninoy Aquino International Airport a.k.a. NAIA to PAPAPI or Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Pilipinas.

NAIA – Many people from various social media platforms have reacted to renaming of Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Pilipinas.

Presidential son Paolo Duterte, Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco, and ACT-CIS Representative Eric Go Yap filed a House Bill No. 7031 which targets to rename the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to “Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Pilipinas”. This name accordingly bears no political agenda.


This was filed amid the unstoppable rise in number of corona-infected patients in the Philippines. And according to Senator Kiko Pangilinan, this shouldn’t be prioritized in this time of pandemic.

(See also: Despite Eased Quarantine, International Flights Still Barred At NAIA)

With the name “Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Pilipinas”, witty netizens immediately thought of an appropriated acronym which is “Papapi”. This sounds similar to “Papa P” name of Kapamilya hunk Piolo Pascual.

And here’s how some netizens have reacted to this:

Below is just a mouthful not to mentioned PaPaPi as an acronym.

Make a law that is beneficial to the Philippines & filipino people, not for pure, obvious self satisfaction lang…

Our government been prioritizing things that shouldn’t be while in this pandemic…

What a talent!

People are suffering here because of this pandemic!!!!!

According to these lawmakers, the bill seeking to rename the said airport is for a “more representative branding for the international gateway of our country” for bearing “no color and no political agenda” based on a report from PhilStar.


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