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CAEx? Where’s that? Oh, the NLEx

/ 05:33 AM May 11, 2015

MANILA, Philippines–Soon one may be traversing the CAEx on the way to Baguio from Manila.

The CAEx?

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The House committee on public works and highways chaired by Benguet Rep. Ronald M. Cosalan has approved a bill renaming the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) the President Corazon C. Aquino Expressway (CAEx).

The name change was initiated by Nueva Ecija Rep. Magnolia Rosa C. Antonino in House Bill 4820 to “perpetuate the memory of the late President Corazon Aquino, an icon of democracy.”

The 84-kilometer highway has undergone several name changes since it was built in the 1960s as Radial Road 8. It was also known as the Manila North Expressway and the Manila North Diversion Road.

The main highway linking Metro Manila to Central Luzon is currently maintained by the Manila North Tollways Corp.–Gil Cabacungan

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