Cordova eyes renaming CCLEX after patron saint


The Municipal Council of Cordova wants to rename the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) as the Señor Santo Niño Bridge.

In a session last November 5, the council referred the resolution, authored by Councilor Jonathan Gairanod, to the Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission.

They also sought the support of the Provincial Board.

The CCLEX is now under construction and is expected to be completed in 2021. (

It will connect mainland Cebu to Mactan Island, through Cebu City and the municipality of Cordova.

“Cordova’s participation in the Fiesta Señor celebration would be more visible and dramatic if the bridge that the Cordovanhons will use in going to Cebu City is named ‘Señor Santo Niño Bridge’,” said Gairanod.

He further explained that 2021 is quincentennial of the arrival of explorer Ferdinand Magellan in Cebu on April 7, 1521. The event made global history, starting with the planting of Magellan’s Cross that eventually resulted in the Christianization of the Philippines.