THE Senate approved on Monday on third and final reading 14 bills seeking to rename national and provincial roads nationwide.
The bills were sponsored by Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquio, chair of the Senate Committee on Public Works, and were each passed with 15 affirmative votes, 0 negative votes, and 0 abstention.
Leading the package of measures were House Bill No. (HBN) 4782, which would rename Kay Tikling-Antipolo-Teresa-Morong National Road in Rizal Province traversing through Barangay Dolores in Taytay up to Barangay Maybancal, Morong to Corazon C. Aquino Avenue in honor of the late president, and HBN 833, which would rename Montevista-Cateel National Highway traversing the Municipality of Campostela Valley to Benigno S. Aquino Jr. National Highway, in honor of the late democracy icon.
Pacquiao said that HBN 4782 was passed in recognition of President Corazon Aquino’s “public service to the people as the 11th President of the Republic of the Philippines, and of her legacy in the restoration of political democracy and constitutional rule in the country.”
“The renaming of the Montevista-Cateel National Highway traversing the Municipality of 17 Compostela, Compostela Valley Province into Benigno S. Aquino Jr. National Highway, is to honor the late national hero, whose role and involvement in nation-building and dedication to public service greatly affected our people,” he said.
Also approved by the Senate was HBN 2656, which renamed the diversion Road in Sorsogon City, Sorsogon as the Salvador H. Escudero III Diversion Road, in honor of the late lawmaker and Minister of Food and Agriculture, who was the father of Senator Francis Escudero.
The other bills passed by the Senate were HBN 5356 renaming Linamon-Matungao-Baloi National Road in Baloi, Lanao del Norte as the Metro Iligan Regional Agro-Industrial Center (MIRAIC) Highway; HBN 4660 renaming the By-Pass Road from Barangay Bengcag, Laoag to Barangay Buyon, Bacarra in Ilocos Norte as the Rodolfo G. Fariñas, Jr. By-Pass Road; HBN 5643 renaming Poblacion-Caniogan National Road in Tubod, Lanao del Norte as the Arsenio Arcelo Quibranza Highway; HBN 5002 renaming Molino-Salawag Paliparan Road in Bacoor to Bacoor-Dasmariñas National Road; HBN 5123 renaming Molino Boulevard in Bacoor in Cavite as Bacoor Boulevard; HBN 1425 renaming Acop-Tublay, Kapngan-Kubungan-Bakun-Sinipsip, Buguas Secondary Road in Benguet to Gov. Bado Dangwa National Road; HBN 2708 renaming Gurel-Boko-Kabayan-Abatan Road in Benguet to Cong. Angres Acop Cosalan Road; HBN 5001 renaming Governor’s Drive in Biñan, Laguna and Ternate, Cavite as Juanito R. Remulla, Sr. Road; HBN 2785 renaming Wawa Road in Rodriguez Rizal as General Licerio I. Geronimo Highway; HBN 4946 renaming Panglao Island Circumferential Road in Panglao and Dauis, Bohol as Anos Fonancier Circumferential Road (Dauis-Panglao); and HBN 4947, renaming the road traversing Barangays San Jose, Tolentino West, Tolentino East, Francisco, Sungay West, Sungay East and Iruhin West in Tagaytay as Isaac O. Tolentino Avenue.