New names for Iloilo roads approved

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The Senate has approved on third and final reading three bills, which sought to name several roads in Iloilo City and Tacloban City after President Cory Aquino, Senator Ninoy Aquino and former Leyte Kokoy Romualdez, respectively.

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Senate President Franklin M. Drilon said that House Bills No. 4400, 4398, and 1042 were intended to “remind our countrymen of the excellence and sacrifice of distinguished Filipinos.”

Sen. Bongbong Marcos Jr., chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government and sponsor of the three measures, said HBN 4400 sought to name the circumferential road in Balabago, Jaro, Iloilo as the President Corazon C. Aquino Avenue.

Marcos said HBN 4398 proposed to name the stretch of the national highway along the Iloilo Diversion/Iloilo Capiz Road (old route) as Senator Benigno S. Aquino Jr. Avenue.

The third measure, House Bill 1042, called for the naming of the diversion road located in Tacloban City, Leyte as Gov. Benjamin ‘Kokoy’ Romualdez Diversion Road.

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