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More street name changes

Passing through the ABS-CBN compound in Quezon City, I remembered the changes in the names of streets. For example, Scout Albano is now Eugenio Lopez Sr. Poor Scout Albano, his name was expunged in favor of a more powerful person. At least, Mother Ignacia St., named after the founder of the RVM congregation, who have a school along this street, just replaced the former Cebu street. That area has the Visayas provinces as street names, like Samar Ave, Panay Avenue. Bohol Avenue was also renamed to Sgt Esguerra St. I think he was the soldier who was killed while defending or liberating that news compound during the EDSA revolution.

I find it amusing that New York St in Cubao, which has been renamed to Pablo Reyes St, still carries New York as the main name. If you look at the street signs, it’s as if it’s saying New York St (presently Pablo Reyes St). I guess they lose the luster of an American address. Bad for business, right?



6 thoughts on “More street name changes

  1. ey belgium-bound jomz!

    heres my contribution to your bike chronicles:

    thats about bike-friendly cities copenhagen and bogota. shows u just how hopelessly mired manila is in car chaos.

    tell us naman about the bike culture in belgium ok, then i’ll tell u about our bike rides here.


    Posted by butch | January 8, 2008, 10:50 pm
  2. ey! …grab the chance to join a few fun-runs (or even a marathon) in belgium, ok.

    “Spirit of Marathon,” for your viewing pleasure:

    here, u can feel the marathon fever among running buffs. theres clark marathon on on sunday jan13 and subic marathon a week later jan20. in feb theres the pasig heritage marathon. but me i’ll probably do the milo manila regionals marathon in june instead, kulang pa prep ko e.


    Posted by butch | January 8, 2008, 10:57 pm
  3. i was about to comment about street name changes here in cebu and then i forgot what i was going to say after i watched the youtube link above. hahz. 😛

    Posted by cathy | January 12, 2008, 8:51 am
  4. Hehe when you remember, it’s not always not too late to write it down 🙂

    Posted by jpalana | January 13, 2008, 7:15 am
  5. Hey Joma:

    Just wondering. How do you monitor the streets of Manila? Do you really go around, or just web search.

    Im fond of Manila too. In my free time, i walk the streets of quiapo, divisoria, malate, paco, etc recto, going around looking for interesting finds. Madami!

    Anyways, do you post pics here?



    Posted by Jerome | May 26, 2008, 7:24 am
  6. Hi Jerome, wala lang I just open my eyes when going around 🙂
    Yeah I plan to post pics of street names, just trying to find the time…

    Posted by Joma | May 26, 2008, 10:53 am

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