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Source of De los Santos materials

/ 10:40 PM December 29, 2011

Re my letter, “Renaming Edsa to Cory Aquino Avenue” (Inquirer, 11/24/11), I wish to give credit to Ricci F. Barrios for the items in the resumé of Epifanio de los Santos. I have a clipping of the article of Barrios which is now yellowed with age.

In fact, I cannot recall anymore the publication or newspaper where it appeared. I have gone through many books and publications on Philippine history but could not find a comprehensive background and account on the life of De los Santos. Barrios’ account proved to be the most complete.

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My apologies to Barrios for my failure to give him credit for the information on De los Santos’ resumé. I had to rush my letter, fearful that House Bill 5422, sponsored by Bohol Rep. Rene Relampagos, changing Edsa to Cory Aquino Avenue, would be fast-tracked in the House of Representatives, thus depriving De los Santos of his rightful place in Philippine history.

—APOLONIO G. RAMOS,

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