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NHI endorses Lopez Jaena
name for new Iloilo airport

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.

NHI 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 independence.

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

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