The Supreme Court (SC) has rejected calls to junk a three decade-old law (Republic Act No. 6636) enacted in November 1987 that renamed the Manila International Airport (MIA) to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
The SC dismissed the petition filed by lawyer Larry Gadon unanimously for “lack of merit,” the SC spokesman said.
Gadon had insisted that Sen. Ninoy Aquino (murdered husband of ex-President Cory Aquino and father of former President Noynoy Aquino) was never declared a hero so the MIA shouldn’t be named after him.
Last June, Davao congressman Paolo Duterte, son of the nation’s incumbent president, filed House Bill 7031 seeking to rename the NAIA to Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Pilipinas (from which Gadon probably took his cue).