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Think of how Tel Aviv David Ben-Gurion airport was named and realise: We must rename NAIA back to Manila Int’l Airport!

Isreael’s Tel Aviv International Airport where Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte landed today is named after their first Prime Minister, the eminent David Ben-Gurion. Who is Ben-Gurion? Here is a brief background on this great man…

Ben-Gurion led Israel during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, and united the various Jewish militias into the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Subsequently, he became known as “Israel’s founding father”.[2]

Following the war, Ben-Gurion served as Israel’s first Prime Minister and Minister of Defense. As Prime Minister, he helped build the state institutions, presiding over various national projects aimed at the development of the country. He also oversaw the absorption of vast numbers of Jews from all over the world.

Now have a think. Who was Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr after whom the Philippines’ premiere international airport in Manila is named?

What did Ninoy do?


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There are definitely better people after whom a country’s premiere international airport could be named — people who actually achieved or built something. People who actually won something for his country.

[Photo credit: Pia Gutierrez.]

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