House gives nod on bill re­nam­ing Clark air­port

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THE House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives passed on third read­ing a bill that seeks to re­name the Clark In­ter­na­tional Air­port in An­ge­les City, Pam­panga to Dios­dado Ma­ca­pa­gal In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

A to­tal of 199 law­mak­ers voted yes to House Bill 8649 dur­ing the ple­nary ses­sion on De­cem­ber 3. No one voted against it.

The bill man­dates the De­part­ment of Trans­porta­tion to place ap­pro­pri­ate mark­ers on the air­port and its fa­cil­i­ties and is­sue the nec­es­sary or­ders and cir­cu­lars to im­ple­ment the pro­vi­sions of the Act.

Au­thors of the bill are Ma­jor­ity Leader Rolando An­daya Jr., Deputy Speaker Arthur Yap, Se­nior Deputy Ma­jor­ity Leader Ro­dante Mar­co­leta (Partylist, 1-Sagip), Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Carmelo Lazatin II (First Dis­trict, Pam­panga) and Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Aure­lio Gon­za­les, Jr. (Third Dis­trict, Pam­panga).

Ac­cord­ing to the au­thors of the mea­sure, it is but fit­ting to re­vert the name of the air­port to Dios­dado Ma­ca­pa­gal In­ter­na­tional Air­port in honor of the late for­mer Pres­i­dent Dios­dado Ma­ca­pa­gal.

On July 27, 2018, the Pro­vin­cial Board of Pam­panga is­sued Res­o­lu­tion 5124, ti­tled “A res­o­lu­tion urg­ing His Ex­cel­lency Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Roa Duterte and both houses of Congress to is­sue a pres­i­den­tial procla­ma­tion and ap­pro­pri­ate leg­is­la­tion, re­spec­tively, re­vert­ing or re­nam­ing the Clark In­ter­na­tional Air­port lo­cated at the Clark Freeport Zone in Pam­panga to Dios­dado Ma­ca­pa­gal In­ter­na­tional Air­port.”

The present board of the Clark In­ter­na­tional Air­port like­wise ap­proved a res­o­lu­tion re­nam­ing the air­port as Dios­dado Ma­ca­pa­gal In­ter­na­tional Air­port on the 108th birth­day of the late Pres­i­dent last Septem­ber.

The re­nam­ing of the air­port was pushed dur­ing the ad­min­is­tra­tion of for­mer Pres­i­dent Benigno Aquino III.

Ma­ca­pa­gal is the fa­ther of for­mer Pres­i­dent and now House Speaker Glo­ria Ma­ca­pa­gal-Ar­royo. (Keith A. Calayag/ Sun­Star Philip­pines)

-Photo Cour­tesy of Pro­vin­cial Ad­min­is­tra­tor Atty. Jun Pangili­nan

TICK-TOCK. The sta­tus of the Cad­uang Tete bridge nine days be­fore the De­cem­ber 15 dead­line promised by the DPWH to the pub­lic.

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