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Paolo Duterte and other 2 Lawmakers Push Bill Seeks to Rename NAIA

Presidential son Paolo Duterte and two other lawmakers filed a bill seeking to rename the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

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Davao City 1st District Representative Duterte, Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco, and ACT-CIS Representative Eric Yap filed House Bill No. 7031 on Thursday, which aims to remove the named of the late senator Benigno Ninoy Aquino Jr. from the international airport in Metro Manila.

“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 belonging to the Philippines,” the lawmakers said in the bill’s explanatory note.

READ ALSO: Senator Kiko Pangilinan Says Changing NAIA’s Name Should be the Least Priority

If the house bill passed into law, this would change the airport’s name into “Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Pilipinas.” 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,” representatives said.

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Based on the report of Manila Times, the NAIA was used to be called the Manila International Airport (MIA) but in 1987, through Republic Act 6693, MIA was renamed NAIA after the assassination of the late senator Ninoy Aquino at the airport in 1983.

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

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