EDSA AVENUE

(The longest and most congested Highway in Metro Manila)


IT’S CALLED EDSA: BECAUSE IT WAS NAMED TO HONOR A JURIST, HISTORIAN AND SCHOLAR NAMED EPIFANIO DE LOS SANTOS.


WHO IS EPIFANIO DE LOS SANTOS?

Today’s events are tomorrow’s history, yet events seen by the naked eye lack the depth and breadth of human struggles, triumphs and suffering.

Writing history is writing the soul of the past… so that the present generation may learn from past mistakes, be inspired by their ancestor’s sacrifices, and take responsibility for the future.

– EPIFANIO DE LOS SANTOS

EPIFANIO DE LOS SANTOS was born in 1871 in Malabon, Manila. He is the man behind the name Epifanio De Los Santos Avenue (commonly known as EDSA) the main road through Metro Manila, was named after him in his honor.

He studied at the Ateneo Municipal de Manila where he obtained a summa cum laude’ of Bachelor of Arts degree.

He finished his law studies in University of Santo Tomas and topped the bar exams in 1898.

Epifanio was considered one of the best Filipino writers in Spanish of his time and regarded as a literary genius.

He was appointed district attorney of San Isidro, Nueva Ecija. And later elected as governor of Nueva Ecija in 1902 and 1904

The last and most significant position De los Santos held was Director of the Philippine Library and Museum, to which he was appointed by Gov. Gen. Leonard Wood in 1925. He died in office on April 18, 1928


But before the Road Got it’s Name – EDSA. There were more Notable Preceded names before it. And these are:

_1. NORTH – SOUTH CIRCUMFERENCE ROAD (C4) this is what they called the road was then      

_2. AVENIDA 19 DE JUNIO In 1946 the road was renamed Avenida 19 de Junio (June 19 Avenue) after the birth date of national hero José Rizal 

_3. HIGHWAY 54 In the 1950s, the avenue was renamed Highway 54, because of the common misconception on that time that the avenue is 54 km long.

_4. EDSA Finally, on April 7, 1959 by virtue of Republic Act No. 2140, it was named Epifanio de Los Santos Avenue or EDSA.


LOCATION: METRO MANILA (NCR), PHILIPPINES

HOW LONG THE HIGHWAY IS? AND WHEN DID THE CONSTRUCTION START?

It is a 23.8 kilometer stretch from the Northbound Caloocan City, where Andres Bonifacio Monument is also situated, passing through Quezon City, San Juan City, Mandaluyong City, and Makati City to SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City (which is the southern end of Epifanio de Los Santos Avenue (EDSA).

METRO MANILA MAP WITH EDSA HIGHLIGHTED IN RED

The construction of what was then called the North–South Circumferential Road began in the 1930s and was finished in 1940 under President Manuel L. Quezon. The construction team was led by engineers Florencio Moreno and Osmundo Monsod.


EDSA NEARBY PLACES

CALOOCAN CITY AREA:

MCU HOSPITAL

AYALA MALLS


QUEZON CITY AREA:

AYALA MALLS TRINOMA

AYALA MALLS VERTIS

UNTV

MERCED BAKESHOP

DILG NAPOLCOM

CENTRIS STATION

NATIONAL IRRIGATION

DPWH REGIONAL OFFICE

PAG – IBIG

GMA NEWS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS

VICTORY LINER KAMIAS

JAM TRANSIT

MERALCO BUSINESS CENTER

JAC LINER BUS TERMINAL

KAMUNING POLICE STATION

MEGA Q-MART

RAMON MAGSAYSAY HS

DLTB BUS TERMINAL

ALP THE BUS INC

LUCENA LINES INC

DAGUPAN BUS LINES

VIRON TRANSIT CUBAO

GENESIS TRANSIT

SUPERLINES TRANSPORTATION

VICTORY LINER INC

SOLID NORTH TRANSIT INC

BALIWAG TRANSIT

SANTRANS

FIVE START BUS TERMINAL

HOTEL SOGO EDSA CUBAO

FARMERS PLAZA CUBAO

BICOL ISAROG BUS TERMINAL

SAMSON COLLEGE

REGALLA TOWER

TOUGH GUYS SHOOTING RANGE

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE

CAMP AGUINALDO

ROBINSONS GALLERIA


SAN JUAN CITY AREA:

CHEVROLET

V.V. SOLIVEN REALTY

CATS MOTORS

HARLEY DAVIDSON

FORD EDSA


MANDALUYON CITY AREA:

ESA PEOPLE POWER MONUMENT

PHILIPPINE OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT ADMINISTRATION

LASALLE GREENHILLS

TRANSCOM

ORTIGAS MRT-3 STATION

SM MEGAMALL

ONE SHANGRI-LA PLACE TOWERS

STARMALL EDSA SHAW

TRAMWAY BUFFET PLAZA

SUMMIT ONE TOWER

PHILIPPINE RED CROSS

FORUM ROBINSONS


MAKATI CITY AREA:

LOYOLA MEMORIAL CHAPELS

TELUS

SM MAKATI SHOPPING STORE


PASAY CITY AREA:

METRO POINT

COPACABANA APARTMENT

THE HERITAGE HOTEL

DOBLE DRAGON PLAZA

SM MALL OF ASIA


9 thoughts on “EDSA AVENUE

  1. The Strong Traveller

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