House solon files bill renaming NAIA To ‘Ferdinand E. Marcos Int’l Airport’

July 5, 2022 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 489 views

NEGROS Oriental Rep. Arnolfo “Arnie” Teves Jr. has filed a resolution renaming the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to “Ferdinand E. Marcos International Airport”.

In House Bill (HB) No. 610, Teves pointed out that “it is more appropriate to rename it (NAIA) to the person who has contributed to the idea and execution of the said noble project. This project was done during the time of the presidency of Ferdinand Marcos Sr.”

During the term of the late President Cory Aquino, in 1987, the Manila International Airport (MIA) was renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) through Republic Act No. 6639.

The name was based on her late husband, Senator Ninoy Aquino, who was assassinated at the airport.

“It is more appropriate that it would bear the name of the person who has contributed and left a legacy that makes the Philippines a center of international and domestic air travel, who has instituted and built or conceptualized the project, making it the pride of our country,” Teves stressed.

In his recent privilege speech, Teves challenged President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to be “at par” or even better than his father.

“I would like to see President BBM to be at par or even better than his father, which I think kayang-kaya niya naman and is very likely,” he said.

Teves also said that late President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos Sr. was “one of the best, if not the best president we ever had.”