Ipinapanukala ni Deputy Speaker Paolo Duterte na palitan ang pangalan ng Ninoy Aquino International Airport o NAIA t gawing Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Pilipinas.
Davao City 1st District Representative and presidential son Paolo “Pulong” Duterte is pushing to change the name of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
The largest airport in the country was formerly called the Manila International Airport, but in 1987, Congress changed it to NAIA to honor former Senator Ninoy Aquino who got assassinated in the said place.
Aside from Duterte, Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco and ACT-CIS Rep. Eric Yap also pushed for the same bill.
This is not the first time that someone pushed to change the name of NAIA.
“In filing House Bill No. 7031 on Thursday, Deputy Speaker Paolo Duterte said there is a need to identify the country’s largest international airport as belonging to the Philippines by using the Filipino language.
“We need a more representative branding for the international gateway of our country, thus our proposal renaming NAIA to the Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Pilipinas. Aside from it bearing our country’s name, it is in our national language,” Duterte said.”