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15 Photos of EDSA Through the Years

See what EDSA has looked like through the years.
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EDSA, the country's busiest highway, is a major thoroughfare that almost every Filipino is familiar with. Named after historian, jurist, and scholar Epifanio de los Santos, the highway has been through just about everything since its construction. Here's a collection of both old and recent photos of EDSA for a little nostalgia.

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Back when EDSA was known as Highway 54

A young woman poses next to a multi-direction road sign.

EDSA in the '60s

EDSA Guadalupe. Circa 1960

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Shortly before flyovers and billboards filled the highway

EDSA, 1960's Noong malaya pa sa mga fly over. Noong malaya pa sa mga nagtataasang building. Noong malaya pa sa masikip na traffic. Noong malaya pa sa polusyon.  Photo grabbed from Old Manila

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EDSA-Guadalupe southbound

EDSA-Guadalupe Southbound. Photo by Advertising Associates, Inc.

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A different view of EDSA-Guadalupe

EDSA in the 1970s

Approaching Makati City

The Makati eagle boundary marker in EDSA

EDSA in 1983

MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES-1983

Protestors in EDSA during the People Power Revolution

Across the ten-lane Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, a group of volunteers make a sandbag barrier from sacks donated by a cement factory.

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Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA during the '90s

EDSA in 1991

Manila 1991

A typical EDSA road scene in the '90s

23991 (15) 20-10-1993 Metrobus NXL-153 and Metro Manila Transport Hino NVJ-359 (324) EDSA, Mandaluyong, Manila, Philippines.

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Advertising billboards during the late '90s

Advertising Billboards Along EDSA

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Paolo Chua
Paolo Chua is the Associate Style Editor of Esquire Philippines.
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