Bill seeking to rename NLEX to Corazon C. Aquino Expressway gets committee approval
How does CAEX sound?
(SPOT.ph) In 2011, Bohol Representative Rene Lopez Relampagos sought to change EDSA to Cory Aquino Avenue...and people thought it was rather silly. Two years later, Pampanga Representative Joseller Guiao filed a separate petition to change Clark International Airport Corporation to Corazon C. Aquino International Authority. It hasn't quite taken off. She is, however, smiling next to her husband in the redesigned P500 bill. Now, her supporters take another step forward in the efforts to immortalize her as the bill seeking to rename North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) to President Corazon C. Aquino Expressway (CAEX) gets an approval on a committee level at the House of Representatives.
Based on the actions of the members of the House, there's always a threat to the legacy that she left, because the constant reminders from both President Benigno Aquino III and sister Kris don't quite reach enough people. The documentaries, books, and the celebrations on February 25 don't quite "perpetuate her memory" either.
In addition, having a road named after you is a guaranteed method of being remembered, evidenced by our familiary with Epifanio de los Santos' contributions to society. Switching names also doesn't cause any bother at all, as we never get confused with the whole Gil Puyat/Buendia or Pasong Tamo/Chino Roces thing. Everyone refers to Buendia as Gil Puyat now and who even uses Pasong Tamo anymore, right?