A party-list lawmaker has proposed a new measure that will rename the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) back to its original name, the Manila International Airport (MIA).

Acting presidential spokesperson Martin Andanar said that there’s a need for congressional action to rename NAIA back to its original name.

The congressional action will repeal Republic Act No. 6639, which was passed in 1987 to rename MIA to NAIA.

Duterte Youth party-list representative Ducielle Marie Cardema has filed the House Bill 10833 which aims to rename NAIA back to MIA. Cardema said that this is because the name has been politicized.


However, the presidential spokesperson pointed out that, in 2020, the Supreme Court has already junked a petition that will nullify the Republic Act No. 6639. It was denied for “lack of merit.”

The airport was renamed in 1987 during the term of late President Corazon Aquino. The name was based on her late husband, then-Senator Ninoy Aquino, who was assassinated on the airport’s tarmac.

Via: Inquirer.net

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  1. I hope they would bring back the original name of the premier airport to its original historic name.
    Alternatively, they can convert it to a commercial business district as soon as the New Manila International Airport is built in Bulakan.

  2. Yes I Agree to back the name of our airport MIA 100 %√ because the airport own by our government not one person only