Twitter reaction: EDSA to Cory Avenue? No way…

Bohol Representative Rene Relampagos “filed a bill to rename Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) after Cory Aquino, the former president, democracy icon and mother of President Benigno Aquino III.” He said EDSA has become synonymous with People Power revolution and democracy, which installed Aquino as president after the long years of dictatorship.

The news became the butt of jokes on the second anniversary of Ampatuan massacre and even caused a trend in Twitter.

Many thought there was no need to change. Marga Deona thinks “EDSA’s fine. No need to rename. Respect for Cory but no to EDSA becoming Cory Ave.” @Puretuts ask “Beside why EDSA? Pwede naman ang C5 or any road”.

Others think it is a waste of time and could have been used to passing important bills. Boo Umaly says “I know Noy isn’t the one filing the bill to change EDSA to Cory Ave., but come on… Aren’t there more important issues to worry about?”

The jokes ranged from Kris Aquino avenue to Bimby Avenue. @xxxrianxxx suggests “Rename Burgos Street in Makati as Kris Aquino Road. RT @limbertqc: @momblogger @missjover Bimby Road pwede sa iskinita ng Ermita. or Pwede rin Tessie Aquino-Oreta Dance Hall. Peping Cojuangco Sports Club. Noynoy Aquino Shooting Range.” Ang Mungo thinks “Where Cory led rallies more often than EDSA was Ayala Ave. Maybe it should be Ayala Ave that should be renamed. #renameEDSAdaw”

@jayr_12 forsees something in the future. ” if EDSA is changed to Cory Aquino Ave, we’ll see this tweet in the future “tang inang Cory Aquino ‘to, traffic na naman” Others joked about the avenues that one would traverse in the future. @meadpaul imagines this scenario . “Paopao(galing states): Ma, sundo mo ako sa ninoy aquino airport. Mama: Ok anak traffic sa Cory Aquino ave. Pao: Sa Kris Aquino Blvd ka daan”

Gleaning from the Twitter reactions, this bills renaming EDSA to Cory Avenue will meet a lot of resistance.

Here are some twitter reactions.

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado is a Content Strategist with over 13 years experience in blogging, content management, citizen advocacy and media literacy and over 23 years in web development. Otherwise known as @MomBlogger on social media, she believes in making a difference in the lives of her children by advocating social change for social good.

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I am an advocate. I am NOT neutral. I will NOT give social media mileage to members of political clans, epal, a previous candidate for the same position and those I believe are a waste of taxpayers’ money.

I do not support or belong to any political party.

She was a Senior Consultant for ALL media engagements for the PCOO-led Committee on Media Affairs & Strategic Communications (CMASC) under the ASEAN 2017 National Organizing Council from January 4 -July 5, 2017. Having been an ASEAN advocate since 2011, she has written extensively about the benefits of the ASEAN community and as a region of opportunities on Blog Watch and aboutmyrecovery.com.

Organization affiliation includes Consortium on Democracy and Disinformation

Updated Juky 15, 2019

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