House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Davao City’s 1st District Representative Paolo Duterte, lawmakers Lord Allan Velasco and Eric Yap are proposing to change the name of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to “Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Pilipinas” through House Bill No. 7031.
In explaining the proposed name change of NAIA, the lawmakers said “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 as belonging to the Philippines.”
“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 in the Philippines,” they added.