The National Historical Institute has endorsed the resolution of
the Dr. Graciano Lopez Jaena Foundation to rename the new Iloilo airport in Cabatuan-Sta.
Barbara after Graciano Lopez Jaena, Antique Governor Sally Zaldivar-Perez of the
Western Visayas Cultural and Historical Council told Rolly Espina.
chairperson Ambet Ocampo said the naming of the airport in Cabatuan after the
national Ilonggo hero is a worthy tribute to this great Filipino. The NHI, Ocampo
said, considers Lopez Jaena as one of the pillars of the reform movement in the
late 19th century which eventually contributed to the struggle for the country's
A copy of the resolution was submitted to the NHI on March
19 and was promptly endorsed by the historical institute to the Office of President.
"I know this will be a delightful news to members of the Graciano Lopez
Jaena Clan of Negros," Perez said.*RLEspina