Fact check: Did Marcos build the first-ever airport in Asia?

Fact check: Did Marcos build the first-ever airport in Asia?

- Several social media posts listed the accomplishments of the late President Ferdinand Marcos

- According to the list, the first airport in Asia was built during Marcos regime

- However, this claim has been debunked

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Some social media posts claimed that the administration of the late President Ferdinand Marcos built the first-ever airport in Asia.

However, KAMI learned that this claim has been debunked.

In a report by Rappler, the online posts listed the supposed achievements of the Marcos regime. It also mentioned that under his administration, the Philippines was the “first to have airport in Asia.”

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According to Rappler, the first airport in Asia is found in Bangkok, Thailand. The Don Mueang International Airport opened on March 27, 1914.

The Filipinas Heritage Library reported that the Nielson Airport was the first principal airport in Luzon and it opened on July 17, 1937.

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Meanwhile, the Grace Park Airfield also started its operations during the 1930s.

The country’s main airport, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, formerly known as the Manila International Airport, used to be a US Air Force. In 1948, it was converted to be used commercially.

Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos Sr. was the 10th President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. He declared martial law in 1972.

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