Marcos not so hot on moves to replace NAIA name

‘I haven’t actually thought about it… I have no strong feelings about it,” Marcos said in an exclusive interview with Toni Gonzaga which aired 13 September on néw station

President Bongbong Marcos is not so hot on moves to have the Ninoy Aquino International Airport revert to its old name, Manila International Airport.

“I haven’t actually thought about it… I have no strong feelings about it,” Marcos said in an exclusive interview with Toni Gonzaga which aired 13 September on néw station ALLTV.

“I mean, if people want to rename the airport and if we get public support for it, then yes, go ahead. If not, then no,” he said.

For Marcos, a House bill seeking to rename NAIA is not a priority.

Negros Oriental Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr. has filed a separate bill seeking to replace NAIA to Ferdinand E. Marcos International Airport in honor of the former president.

In 1987, MIA was renamed NAIA under Republic Act no. 6639, in honor of former Sen. Ninoy Aquino who was murdered at the MIA tarmac on 21 August 1983 while being escorted by the military upon his return from a three-year stay in the United States.


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