EDSA to be renamed Cory Aquino Avenue?

by RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 23 2011 12:59 AM | Updated as of Nov 23 2011 05:59 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The House of Representatives is now tackling on first reading a bill seeking to rename Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) to Cory Aquino Avenue.

The plenary is tackling House Bill 5422 was filed by Rep. Rene Lopez Relampagos.

In his explanatory note, Lopez paid tribute to Aquino's contributions to the country's democracy, as well as the thoroughfare's place in the nation's history.

EDSA was the venue of the People Power revolution of 1986, of which Aquino is considered a heroine.

"It would be but a fitting tribute to former President Corazon Aquino, a woman of courage and valor, that EDSA, an avenue that became testament to the country’s love of democracy, be named after her," the lawmaker said.