On a second instance, it was confirmed by the Malacañang Palace that the Caticlan Airport is to be named “Godofredo P. Ramos Airport.”
This is based on the proclamation made by the Palace and on Proclamation No. 500 Series of 2012 on November 7, naming the airport in behalf of the “Father of Aklan,” Godofredo P. Ramos.
It was stated on the Presidential Proclamation, confirmed by President Benigno Aquino III, that the dedication of Ramos, and his service to the country which helped in Aklan’s progress are the reasons in naming the Caticlan Airport as “Godofredo P. Ramos Airport.”
Aside from the President, the proclamation was also confirmed by Executive Secretary, Paquito N. Ochoa.
The proclamation was signed on November 7, one day before the 101st anniversary of the birthday of Ramos.
On the other hand, the name of the airport was changed by leaders from a private company and had named it Boracay Airport for the reason that the airport would be easier to market to tourists.
It can be recalled that the airport was first proclaimed by the former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to be named after Ramos.