Changing the name of North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) to President Corazon C. Aquino Expressway (CAEX) was approved on committee level in the House of Representatives. “House Committee on Public Works and Highways chaired by Rep. Ronald M. Cosalan (Lone District, Benguet) approved House Bill 4820 authored by Rep. Magnolia Rosa C. Antonino ( 4th District, Nueva Ecija) who said the NLEX renaming will bestow distinct honor and perpetuate the memory of the late President Corazon Aquino, an icon of democracy,” House of Representatives said in a press statement.
“If favorably passed into law, it will constantly remind us of the noble deeds of the late President especially for the poor, and inspire our people to emulate her example of selfless service to the nation while her exceptional courage and leadership gave hope and united the Filipino people at a critical time in the country’s history,” author of the bill Representative Antonino said.
NLEX, 84-kilometer highway, was built in 1960s and is currently maintained Manila North Tollways Corporation a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation. It is one of the country’s main road arteries connecting Metro Manila to Bulacan and Pampanga.
The expressway ends in Mabalacat City in Pampanga and merges with the MacArthur Highway, continuing northward into the rest of Central and Northern Luzon.