MANILA, Nov. 28, 2011— A Catholic bishop has found “unnecessary” the proposal to rename Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) to "Cory Aquino Avenue".
Besides, according to Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco, there are already some statues named after the mother of President Benigno Aquino III, including his father, the late and former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Sr.
“It’s not necessary. We have statues of Cory and Ninoy in Luneta and in other places,” said Ongtioco. “The international airport is even named after Ninoy.”
The bishop was reacting to a House Bill 5422 filed by Bohol Rep. Rene Relampagos that seeks to rename EDSA from Caloocan City to Pasay City, after the President Corazon Aquino.
EDSA had been the site two people power revolts that toppled the Marcos and Estrada administration.
“One cannot think of the 1986 EDSA Revolution without thinking of former President Corazon Aquino,” said Relampagos.
The measure is now pending with the committee on public works and highways of the House of Representatives. [CBCPNews]