Aside from CAAP's office in Pasay City, 15 of its airports now have this kind of restroom. These airports are in Iloilo, Bacolod, Roxas, Laoag, Legazpi, Naga, Virac, Busuanga, Laguindingan, Dipolog, Butuan, San Jose, Basco, Marinduque, and Tandag.
"(The budget allocation is also used for) the provision and construction of breastfeeding rooms, diaper changing areas, and kids' play area," he said.
According to Apolonio, CAAP's initiative to provide gender-neutral restrooms in airports started in 2015. "The design would depend per airport, but usually (the restrooms) are designed as a separate building," he added.
He also said that every GAD restroom has four separate rooms: for female, male, persons with disabilities, and gender-neutral.
Meanwhile, in a statement on Tuesday, CAAP bared that the idea of having gender-neutral restrooms came after LBBTQ attendees of a CAAP-organized gender sensitivity forum shared feeling of discrimination whenever they use restrooms.
This year, the other CAAP airports that would have gender-neutral restrooms are in Basco, Marinduque, Virac, Bacolod, Roxas, and Butuan, it said. (PNA)