EDSA or Cory Aquino Avenue?

Should legislators rename this historic highway?
Nov 24, 2011

Legislators have started talking about renaming Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) to Cory Aquino Avenue following a proposal made by Rep. Rene Lopez Relampagos (1st District, Bohol).

"It would be a fitting tribute to former President Corazon C. 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," Relampagos said.

Aside from renaming the major highway, Relampagos's House Bill 5422 also seeks to repeal the law that turned what used to be Highway 54 to EDSA.

EDSA got its current name via Republic Act 2140, which was approved on April 7, 1959. The avenue carries the name Epifanio delos Santos, a scholar, historian and journalist from Malabon.

As expected, the proposal to change EDSA's name has solicited mixed reactions from politicians and historians. Now, we'd like to get your side. (Click here to see what readers think the acronym EDSA should stand for)

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