Change the name of EDSA to Cory Aquino Avenue?

A House Bill seeks to rename Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), the main artery of Metro Manila, to Cory Aquino Avenue. House Bill No. 5422, “An Act Renaming Epifanio de los Santos Avenue to Cory Aquino Avenue in Honor of Former President Corazon C. Aquino, First Woman President of the Republic of the Philippines, an Icon of Democracy an a Leading Figure in the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution that Restored Democracy in the Philippines, repealing for the purpose Republic Act No. 2140 and for other purposes,” was recently filed at the House of Representatives.

This move to change EDSA to Cory Aquino Avenue (shall we call it CAVE?) is not new. There was a similar push in 2009, spearheaded by Senator Mar Roxas. He was quoted: “Sa tuwing mababanggit ang EDSA, iisa ang naiisip nating mga Pilipino: ang People Power ni Tita Cory. Nararapat lamang na i-alay natin sa kanyang alaala ang daang nagpakilala sa kanya sa buong mundo (Whenever we hear of EDSA, one thing always comes to the mind of Filipinos: the People Power led by President Cory. It is but fitting to offer in her memory the road that had made her famous all over the world).”

Change the name of EDSA to Cory Aquino Avenue?

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There’s no doubt that Tita Cory is an Icon of Democracy or that she is a revered figure in Philippine history. There’s no question that everybody, including the late Cory Aquino, remembers the momentous event in Philippine history as EDSA People Power. We have EDSA I, EDSA II and, depending on your inclination, EDSA III. There’s also no doubt that the change of name could be done. But should our lawmakers tinker with a historical mark? Do you agree or disagree that the name of EDSA be changed to Cory Aquino Avenue?

Added: We’re now closing the poll. As of 31 December 2011, 147 votes were cast. 124 votes (84%) are not in favor of changing the name of EDSA, while only 23 votes (16%) favor the planned change of name.

7 thoughts on “Change the name of EDSA to Cory Aquino Avenue?”

    1. wala na b clang pwedeng isipin! GUMAWA NALANG KAYO SARILI NYONG KALYE AT KHIT PUNUIN NYO PA NAMES NYO! D N KAU NAKONTENTO SA NINOY AQUINO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NA PINALITAN NYO FRM MANILA INT’L AIRPORT! CGURO SUNOD NA PROJECT NLA GAWIN NLANG AQUINO COUNTRY ANG PILIPINAS

  1. Huwag naman ang EDSA, iba na lang. How about changing Roxas Blvd to Cory Aquino Boulevard? Wala namang significance ang Roxas sa Roxas Blvd. This road passes through a national park, the shrine of National Hero Jose Rizal. The Cory Aquino Shrine is also found along Roxas Blvd.

  2. One more thing, with respects to Cory, changing EDSA to Cory Avenue is an insult to the men and women, all the Filipinos that took a stand during Martial Law. As it is, it is painful to think that when we say EDSA People Power, we think of Cory, the saint of EDSA. How many Filipinos perished fighting the Marcos dictatorship? Why cant we change EDSA into any of these people? To change EDSA into Cory Avenue is clear credit-grabbing. I say this with apologies to Tita Cory. History is written by those who hold power. Kesyo ba si Pnoy at mga kaalyado nya ang nasa kapangyarihan, they will grab credit of what EDSA stands for? Ayan, kung sinong ponsyo pilatong congressman ang may pakana ng batas na yan, napasama tuloy si Tita Cory. Di ka lang sipsip, sino ka man, wala kang sense of history. Wala ba kayo maiisip na ibang batas na gawin sa kongreso? Pagtuunan mo na lang ng pansin ang anti-epal bill o di kaya ang anti-political dynasty bill. Haynaku, tumataas ang blood pressure ko sa inyo.

    1. Maka-EDSA, the congressman who filed the law in congress is Bohol congressman Rene Relampagos. Kapalmuks nitong si Relampagos.

  3. hay nako ang mga tao talaga kahit ano lang maisip ,dati ang gusto nilang mangyari na mailibing si marcos,ngayon ang EDSA naman gustong palitan ang panggalan ..ano ba kayo nakatatak nayan sa sambayanang FILIPINO ang panggalan EDSA manahimik na nga lang kayo..

  4. May pagka baliw din yung congressman na yan noh? hindi lang siya baliw kundi..alam nyo na.. Bakit mo papalitan ang pangalan ng EDSA sa CORY AQUINO .. KUNG wala naman talaga si CORY AQUINO sa EDSA nang maganap ang PEOPLE POWER?.. Bakit tinuturing na BAYANI si CORY ng mga Congresistang ito. Bakit ang bayani ba eh gustong mapasama ang mga kababayan niya? Noong panahon ni Cory DUMAMI ang Mga MAHIHIRAP i mean NAG KAROON NG maraming mahihirap na hanggang ngayon eh hindi parin matapos tapos yang issue na yan, bakit ba pinag tutuunan natin yung mga bagay o issue na hindi naman makakatulong sa mga Pilipino, yayaman ba ang pilipinas? uunlad ba ang pilipino? magkakaroon ba ng maraming trabaho ? WALA..WALA tayong mapapala sa walang kwentang programang yan. Bakit hindi natin pagkaabalahan yung mga batas na mga pilipino ang makikinabang panibhasa kasi pinapangalagaan nila ang kani kanilang mga interes, ayaw nilang mag pasa ng isang batas na mismong sila ang madedehado at ang pilipino ant panalo. Sabihin nating si Noynoy ay hindi corrupt pero siya lang ang hindi corrupt.. pero MAS MARAMI ang mga tao o politiko na nasa paligid niya. 😀

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