The Evolution of EDSANovember 11, 2015
EDSA is considered as the country's main artery, mainly because of its location in the middle of the metropolis; and its size and length that connects Navotas to SM Mall of Asia in Pasay, passing through the cities of Caloocan, San Juan, Quezon, Mandaluyong and Makati.
The most popular stretch of road in the country, EDSA wasn't always the busy, traffic-choked highway that it is today. As with aged roads and passages around the metro, EDSA has had its part in history as venue and witness to the collective movements of the Filipino people.
To give you a better picture, check out this graphic on the story and evolution of EDSA.
The latter events of protest against the government had led to change or affect the way EDSA is now remembered. While it is a concern that most of us are unfamiliar with Epifanio de los Santos, it certainly matters more that we recognize and acknowledge EDSA as a physical manifestation of the Filipino spirit.
How EDSA appears today reflects on the modern Filipino. Do the countless road signs and barricades suggest that we lack discipline and guidance? Do the billboards that crowd the skyline imply that we are a people of superficial indulgence and gratification? Just thoughts worth pondering on, and sharing for a healthy discussion on another time.
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