Yesterday, a senior palace official said that the Malacañang would leave the decision to the Congress in regards of renaming the 24-Kilometer Metro Manila’s main highway- EDSA.
“As far as the Palace is concerned, we all know our President, he does not want to raise… it’s part of the billboard thing.” Presidential Spokesperson Laciera told reporters at a press briefing
“It’s not proper for us to comment. It’s a self serving statement if we are to comment on that. It’s a congressional initiative, let Congress decide on that,” he said. He refused to give further comments on the matter.
In August 2010, President Aquino passed a directive to all Cabinet secretaries and heads of Government Agencies and Government Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) that as much as possible to try to avoid from associating his personality and identity in their programs and projects. Added to that, President refuses some other government projects to be named after him.
Still, some Filipinos are not onto the fact that EDSA will be renamed to the late Cory Aquino. One commented that it was just like the Marcos days that every Avenue will be named after their family: Mariano Marcos Ave; Imelda Ave and etc.