FILE PHOTO: NAIA Terminal 1. (Ryan Mendoza / Photoville International)
A group headed by Atty. Larry Gadon is pushing for the renaming of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to its original name, Manila International Airport (MIA).
Gadon said it’s not right to name the country’s prime gateway after a politician like the late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino.
“Labag sa batas ng republic act na nag uutos na ang pag lagay ng pangalan sa isang establishimento o kahit anong public places ay nangangailangan ng 10 taon. Eh si Ninoy ay namatay ng 1983 so nung 1987 pinalitan nila yung pangalan ng MIA,” he explained.
(It’s against the law which states that naming of establishments or public places after dead personalities requires a 10-year prescription period. Ninoy died in 1983 but they already changed MIA’s name in 1987.)
“Ito’y isang pagpapalaganap lamang ng kanyang pangalan, ito ay indoctrination. Ito ay isang pagbi-brainwash sa mga Plipino na siya ay isang bayani upang ang kaniyang angkan ay mamayagpag palagi sa politika,” Gadon said.
(This is just a way of promoting his name; an indoctrination. This is brainwashing Filipinos to think he is a hero so that his clan can continue to dominate Philippine politics.)
He added that the late senator committed acts that he should be held accountable for, such as his “fake account” of the Jabidah massacre in 1967 and his connivance with the communists in the bombing of Plaza Miranda in 1971. — UNTV News & Rescue