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Belmonte supports approved bill renaming 2 QC roads after late Miriam Defensor-Santiago
Belmonte supports approved bill renaming 2 QC roads after late Miriam Defensor-Santiago
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Belmonte supports approved bill renaming 2 QC roads after late Miriam Defensor-Santiago
by Mary Antalan21 August 2023
Photo Courtesy: Top Gear Philippines

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte assured on Sunday that they welcome and wholeheartedly support the Senate's approval of the proposed bill to rename Agham and BIR roads in the city after late former Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago.

"Buong puso po nating sinusuportahan ang hakbang na ito ng Senado na ipangalan kay dating Senador Miriam Defensor-Santiago ang dalawang kalsada ng ating lungsod," Belmonte said in a statement.

According to the Quezon City Mayor, it is their great honor for their city to carry the name of the former Senator, who fearlessly fought against corruption and stood up for the welfare and rights of the people.

It can be remembered that with 22 affirmative votes and zero negative votes or abstentions, the Senate approved in the third and final reading House Bill 7413, which aims to change the names of Agham Road and BIR Road and make them "Senator Miriam P. Defensor-Santiago Avenue."

Santiago, who passed away in September 2016 after a battle with lung cancer, held many positions in the three branches of government.

She served as presiding judge of the Quezon City Regional Trial Court and worked as commissioner of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) and secretary of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).

Santiago chaired as a Senator for three terms.

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