Plazoleta Gay or simply Plazoleta was named in honor of a family ancestor. A white obelisk-like structure with a dove perched on top was erected in the center of the intersection. Aside from being a historical symbol it, today, it has become a symbol for freedom of speech as rallies, protests, and other political and social demonstrations occupy it frequently. Most notably, it was where freedom-loving llonggos congregated at the height of People Power Revolution in February 1986 to denounce the Marcos dictatorship and demand its ouster (which eventually catapulted Corazon Aquino to the presidency, after the Marcoses fled to Hawaii in 25 February 1986).