Spot these cool murals when you pass through EDSA
Just don't take your eyes off the road for too long!
(SPOT.ph) You may have already noticed the half-done paintings featuring the Parañaque Cathedral and the Quezon Memorial Shrine under the Kalayaan flyover, while traversing the southbound lane of EDSA. The people behind it? Ang Gerilya. It’s the same group that gave us the five-storey mural "Ang Pinuno" right next to the Philippine National Railways' tracks in Manila and the huge "Ang Bakunawa at ang Minokawa" on the wall of the CBCP Compound in Intramuros.
The work-in-progress is part of Ang Gerilya's collaboration with the Metro Manila Development Authority and Davies Paints to portray important landmarks in the 16 cities (Manila, Quezon City, Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Navotas, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, San Juan, Taguig, and Valenzuela) and one municipality (Pateros) of Metro Manila. Planning started in 2016 but execution started just this April. All the murals are expected to be completed by the end of the month.
In 2013, the Metro Manila Development Authority also worked with muralist A.G. Saño on the "Mga Haligi ng Kaunlaran" project in the same area. Portraits of Filipino laborers, such as a doctor, an engineer, and a teacher, were featured on the beams that hold the Kalayaan flyover.
So the next time you pass by the Buendia-Ayala segment of the Metro’s major thoroughfare, try to spot your city’s landmark!