Back to the future!

Hooked up some of the Finest and neatest Back in time photos!.

For all the antique, Vintage appriciators like me. Here’s what ive copped up for some time. alot of resource from the library :)

Feast your eyes back in time!

A jeepney in 1974

Miss Sweden in the 1974 Miss Universe pageant in Manila

Ali vs. Frazier – Thrilla in Manila


And the poster too

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A newly elected Ferdinand Marcos in 1965

Political fronts February 1986

The Japanese occupation of Manila

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Old photos of Makati, Quezon City and Caloocan

Old photos of Makati, Quezon City and Caloocan

Old photos of Makati, Quezon City and Caloocan 2

Old photos of Makati, Quezon City and Caloocan 3

Old photos of Makati, Quezon City and Caloocan 4

Old photos of Makati, Quezon City and Caloocan 5

Old photos of Makati, Quezon City and Caloocan 6

Old photos of Makati, Quezon City and Caloocan 7

Old photos of Makati, Quezon City and Caloocan 8

Old photos of Makati, Quezon City and Caloocan 9

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Wartime photos 1941-45

Aftermath of Japanese bombing of Cavite’s Sangley Naval Base December 1941, American POWs in UST, American dead carried away by Filipinos at Death March Bataan, Fort Santiago, American liberation at the Old Bilibid Prison and a POW camp in Cabanatuan

Wartime photos 1941-45

Wartime photos 1941-45 2

Wartime photos 1941-45 3

Wartime photos 1941-45 4

Wartime photos 1941-45 5

Wartime photos 1941-45 6
Manila, July 4, 1946. Gen. Douglas MacArthur stepping off his official car prior to ceremonies.

Manila, July 4, 1946. Gen. Douglas MacArthur stepping off his official car prior to ceremonies.

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Rizal Theater in Makati.

It was one of the classier cinemas in the late 60s, 70s and 80s. It later closed down in the late 80s due to fierce competition. People started going to malls to see a movie instead. In the late 90s it was torn down. The site where Rizal Theater used to be is now 6750 Ayala.

Rizal Theater in Makati.

Old Manila

Old Manila

Old Manila 2

Old Manila 3

Old Manila 4

Old Manila 5

More old photos of old Metro Manila

More old photos of old Metro Manila

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More old photos of old Metro Manila 7

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More old photos of old Metro Manila 12

More old photos of old Metro Manila 13

More old photos of old Metro Manila 14

More old photos of old Metro Manila 15

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LRT bridge crossing Pasig River while under construction in the early 80s.

LRT bridge crossing Pasig River while under construction in the early 80s.

A shot of Juan Luna street in Binondo from back in the 1960s:

A shot of Juan Luna street in Binond

Delta Theater showing The Sting (1973)

Delta Theater showing The Sting (1973)

Highway 54

Highway 54

A calesa near Araneta Coliseum

A calesa near Araneta Coliseum

Cubao 1973

Cubao 1973

Baywalk 1970

Baywalk 1970

A jeepney along Taft 1974

A jeepney along Taft 1974

A 1968 Toyota Corona taxi on Highway 54 in 1973 (B/W photo)

A 1968 Toyota Corona taxi on Highway 54

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EDSA…2 decades before Robinsons Galleria
Before Ortigas Center was called as such
Manila Bay 1973
Magnolia Ice Cream plant (which is now the Nestle Ice Cream plant)

EDSA...2

EDSA...2 2

EDSA...2 3

EDSA...2 4
Manila, 1956

Manila, 1956

Manila, 1956 2

Manila, 1956 3

Old CCP Complex

Old CCP Complex

Pic of Fort Santiago

Pic of Fort Santiago

An pic of a bridge crossing Pasig River

An pic of a bridge crossing Pasig River

A photo of old Manila sidewalk vendors – No MMDA yet

A photo of old Manila sidewalk vendors - No MMDA yet

A photo of old Manila sidewalk vendors - No MMDA yet 2

Photo of Old Luneta, see background San Agustin church and an American Flag …

Photo of Old Luneta, see background San Agustin church and an American Flag ...

Magallanes Monument by ookami_dou

Magallanes Monument by ookami_dou

Lanchas at the Pasig River

Lanchas at the Pasig River

Lanchas at the Pasig River 2

Cockfights

Cockfights

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Cockfights 2

Cockfights 3

Cockfights 4

Cockfights 5

Cockfights 6

Cockfights 7

Cockfights 8

Cockfights 9

More old Metro Manila photos

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A night time photo of 60s/70s Rizal Avenue

Ideal Theater was called EE-DEE-AL instead of its proper pronunciation by people in the area.

The theater burned down in the 80s.

A night time photo of 60s

Comparisons…

Comparisons...

Comparisons... 2

Comparisons... 3

Here is another
Calle Rosario Binondo – before and today

Calle Rosario Binondo - before and today

Calle Rosario Binondo - before and today 2

Another before and Today…

Another before and Today...

Another before and Today... 2

Neilsen Tower in Makati in the 40s and in the 70s

Neilsen Tower in Makati in the 40s and in the 70s

neilsen

Jones Bridge approaching Rosario and Escolta in Binondo. (Photo taken from the mid-1950s.)

Jones Bridge approaching Rosario and Escolta in Binondo. (Photo taken from the mid-1950s.)

Another shot of an Escolta street scene from the 1950s

manila cathedral

manila cathedral

taken before the war

taken before the war

old RIZAL AVENUE

old RIZAL AVENUE

old RIZAL AVENUE 2

old RIZAL AVENUE 3

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Vividly illustrating the condition of burned-out, battle-scarred Manila, as U.S. engineers and thousands of Filipinos begin the huge task of reconstruction, is this aerial view looking southwest across the Pasig River toward hulks of sunken ships in the harbor. Tall building, left foreground, is gutted, Eastern Hotel, center, across river, is burned out, general post office, extreme left, across river is Metropolitan Opera House in ruins. Battered wall of Intramuros, Walled City, and destroyed buildings inside, occupies rectangular area beyond post office. Left is demolished Santa Cross Bridge, repaired by Army engineers. The streets have already been cleared of rubble.

Vividly illustrating the condition of burned-ou

Survivors of War, Intramuros, Manila 1945

Survivors of War, Intramuros, Manila 1945

U.S. troops surrender to the Japanese at Corregidor in the Philippine Islands, May 6, 1942. A total of 11,500 Americans and Filipinos became POWs, including the commander, Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright. POWs from Corregidor and Bataan were among the worst treated. May 6, 1942.

U.S. troops surrender to the Japanese at Corregidor

n August 1898 Spanish troops occupying Manila surrendered the city to the American expeditionary

In August 1898 Spanish troops occupying

AFTER THE BATTLE OF MOUNT DAJO (March 9, 1906).
From a negative made on the spot the day of the “brave feat of arms,” when a great body of Moros, men, women and children, were killed by the army under Gen. Wood; “a logical incident in the sequence of events which will include the whole history of the Philippine posessions.”

AFTER THE BATTLE OF MOUNT DAJO

1897 Cavite


UN Ave

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Vintage photo of Quiapo Church and the area what is now Plaza Miranda

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More photos of Old Manila… along the banks of Pasig River…

By the way, “Tagalog” is derived from the words “taga ilog” or inhabitants by the river. The river referred to is the Pasig River


ESCOLTA
The Philippines’ premiere business and financial district… in 1899.


RIZAL DAY Celebration
The Manila Hotel’s original building at the background

December 30, 1922

here’s the original place where Ateneo used to be


RIZAL PARK
Rizal Day Celebration 1922

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This is in Makati, That’s the old IBM building and beside it was the old RCPI bldg. This picture was taken in the area where Manila Penn now stands. I’m sure, my dad use to work for IBM.)

By RMN: The lovely building on the far right is the Dona Narcisa de Leon (yes, Dona Sisang of LVN) Building designed by Gabriel Formoso that has long since been torn-down in favor of the Equitable-PCI Bank Tower.

Power-Mad: That would be from left, IBM ; RCPI and the Dona Narcisa de Leon Building. Doinks didn’t specify if IBM and RCPI were just tenants and if these are the actual names of the buildings themselves.

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AutoMat in Makati 1973:

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View from the Cultural Center 1973:

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Farmer’s Market in Makati 1973

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I’m surprised how good these pictures are taken back in 1973. Notice the cars below are indeed back in the early 70′s.

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Magnolia Plant (ice cream) in Manila 1973:

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Somewhere in Manila 1973:

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some more!

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old sta cruz church

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Execution chamber and garrotes, Intramuros. ” This machine has an official record of killing 31 men.”

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Refugees and walking patients, liberated from the Philippine General Hospital by troops of the 37th Division, stream down the roads away from the danger area

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Sgt. Jose Calugas, Philippine Scout, salutes the officer who presented him with the Medal of Honor for gallantry on Bataan. Sgt. Calugas is the first Filipino to receive this highest award of the United States. Camp Olivas.

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Spanish prisoners eating a meal, Manila, 1899-1901

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Street scene in Binondo, Manila’s business district, Manila, 1901

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Survivors from Intramuros, Manila, 1945

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Troops embarking on Pasig, Manila, 1899

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Women making cigars, Manila, 1920-1930

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Filipino children at play, Luzon, 1906

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Betting on a cockfight, Luzon, 1906

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Escolta Street, Manila, 1884

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Church procession in Antipolo, 1907-1916

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this one’s the 1st Optical Observatory in the Philippines (Jesuit’s Optical Observaotry – Ermita, 1899)

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anybody can identify this building in Makati?

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1. A house in Manila
2. Jai Alai Bldg @ Taft Ave. during the Mid50′s
3. Makati Municipal Hall 1962
4. Battio Poblacion Makati 1926
5. Recto cor. Rizal Avenue in the 70s
6. Rizal Avenue corner Gonzalo Puyat St. (Raon)
7. A caretela
8. A jeepney in Manila

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Neon signs of clubs, cinemas, establishment during the 70′s

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Makati 4 years after the aerial shot.

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Aerial view of SM City when it was first opened (1985)

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Old Ateneo De Manila

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Fiesta Carnival… now torn down to give way to new call centers in Cubao

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Calle Azcarraga – World War II

now known as Claro M. Recto Avenue.

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LSGH in the 70s

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SAN AGUSTINE CHURCH JUST BEFORE THE TURN OF THE CENTURY.

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WHAT IS NOW ONGPIN ST (OR PLAZA) FRONTING STA. CRUZ CHURCH

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MANILA HOTEL

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MAKATI back then

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haaaaayyy…..

sana ganto kaganda pa rin ngayon ang maynila noh?

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The Manila Opera House back then

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Manila City Hall, 1960

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Araneta Center, 1960

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more Photos and headlines

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4 PESOS LNG ANG SAHOD

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Japanese soldier guarding what is now Quezon Bridge

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1949 Rizal Park

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Times Theatre along Quiapo

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manila-avenida in the 60s

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jai-alai skyroom after WW2

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jai-alai skyroom after WW2

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The photo was taken in 1963 before the 11th World Jamboree in Greece. Our Boy Scouts never made it to Greece. Their plane went down over the Indian Ocean. The 22 Boy Scouts are commemorated in 23 streets in Quezon City.

Albano
Bayoran
Borromeo
Castor
Chuatoco
de Guia
Delgado
Fernandez
Fuentebella
Gandia
Limbaga
Lozano
Madriñan
Magbanua
Ojeda
Rallos
Reyes
Santiago
Tobias
Torillo
Tuazon
Ybardolaza

The 23rd street to commemorate the Boy Scouts is named 11th Jamboree near GMA 7

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avenida at the start of LRT construction43

anyone remember the philcite robot??

this is way before starcity

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Whew. 3 hours of uploading and researching

What a Blast from the past!

sana ganito parin ngayon noh? too bad. were too late.

sarap pa ng mga times nyan walang traffic.

My share wink ;)

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114 Responses to “Back to the future!”

  1. sinstudio Says:

    bangis pare.. OLD SCHOOL!
    lupet nung mga pic. “The Quad” naalala ko bigla ang glicos. hehe.

  2. sinstudio Says:

    bangis pare.. OLD SCHOOL!
    lupet nung mga pic. “The Quad” naalala ko bigla ang glicos. hehe.
    .

  3. gzep Says:

    Nice entry :)

  4. Ching Merano Says:

    Hanep!

  5. JM Chua Says:

    This is really nice. Thank you for taking the time to scrounge and compile these photos.

  6. yen zara Says:

    thank you for sharing sir!

  7. Baba G Says:

    Christian, cool stuff you got here. Had fun travelling in the past. :)

  8. Poncho Says:

    great post. thanks.
    where did you get all of this stuff?
    you should cite all your sources.

  9. marct Says:

    nice collection :-)

    attribution to the owners of the original image would make it even nicer.

  10. mannix Says:

    for your question can anyone name this buidling in makati? … Its actually the SSS Building in Makati Ayala cor. Herrera (now Rufino St.) the other building shown is the old Rufino building way before it was renovated.

  11. jowell matito Says:

    prekoy salamat! galeng galeng! thanks sa paghalukay

  12. Carl Says:

    WOW!!!

    thanks you sir..
    nice share

  13. Ron Says:

    REALLY REALLY NICE! Great photos, great research!

  14. eric.j Says:

    etoh. hinahanap ko very coo l ang di tumingin sa pinanggalingan ay malalim kung matinik;;;joke””di makararating sa pinanggalingan..thats true”;;tol pasensya ka na; i stole some picts, of yours; di bale mag share din ako syo pag uwi ko pinas;;thanks ha ”may the good lord bless you’

  15. Clint Says:

    Very very nice post. Hey, I’ve posted an article about this too and I point it to you blog.. THanks :)

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  17. yesek Says:

    impressive!!,,simple lifestyle, nice ambience and great structures kahit wala pa yata ako sa mundong ito that time… naaliw ako,, ill post this link to my facebook accnt, exciting…

  18. old man Says:

    nice and interesting pictures. just a correction, though. it’s the makati shangri-la hotel that now stands where the old rizal theater used to be. not 6750. what used to be in the 6750 building site was a duty free store. :-)

  19. Evelyn Dumlao Says:

    Soooooo nice collection…Thanks for sharing. It is a treasure.

  20. zparedes Says:

    Yes these were the days… growing up im Manila I witnessed most of the changes from the late 50′s to the 80′s. I remember when Avenida Rizal was lines with huge Acacia trees and most of the side streets were dirt road but never the less clean and swept everyday. Antipolo Street which is parallel to the railroad in Blumentritt was filled with Sampaguita from Avenida to Abad Santos and if you cut through the iskenintas and halimuyak ng Rosal or Dama de Noche just lingers. YEBA!

  21. beha Says:

    Thank you for posting these old pics. Totally satisfied! I really love looking at pictures from the past.

  22. randy Says:

    thanks i was born in the 70′s some of this naalala ko pa thank you , you still got this… God Bless

  23. jojo Says:

    ypu have a nice sense of history! good work.

  24. oly Says:

    ang ganda.. sana madag dagan pa ol;d picture.. thanks.

  25. dodongpudong Says:

    WAW ASTIG.
    Kya pang mabalik lahat ng yan.
    basta magkaroon lang ng disiplina dito.

  26. Carding Says:

    The B/W somewhere-in-Manila picture showing the backside of a cab has on background the Magnolia (restaurant/ice cream parlor) building on Aurora Blvd. right next to the Pepsi bottler on the corner of Balete (multo) Drive. I used to live less than a mile from there on P. Tuason Blvd. (formerly Central Blvd).

  27. Carding Says:

    Please don’t post my comment previously. The b/w photo I referred to was replicated in color elsewhere in the collection and had the right caption. Thanks for sharing those nostalgic pics! Hala Bira!

  28. Dr. Pia Arboleda Says:

    Thank you very much for these photos. I have been looking for sources for my classes on Philippine history here at University of Hawaii at Manoa. I will share this link with my students.

    –Pia

  29. Hammer Cuayu Says:

    The building that you are asking is Sarmiento Building, opposite the Rufino building on the right side of the picture, I used to work at the Rufino building in 1974-1975. I am now in California. Thanks for the old pictures, it bring back my younger days and showing cleaner metro Manila.

  30. jewelz Says:

    nice pix… dpt gan2 cnsbi ni mayor binay .. Ganto kami noon.. sana ganto ngyn… clean less trafic .. no squaters… god bless pinas

  31. Percival Says:

    Great Picsss…….
    where dd u get this stuffs??
    hanep…parang ngTravel tayo sa PAst

  32. ilya Says:

    walking down the memory lane. its sad most young people doesnt realized how weve travel so far.

    im a 70s baby and looking at the pixs of manila during that period makes me sad and happy. ma drama nga talaga ang pinagdaan nating mga pinoy.

    some would say its no use reliving the past kasi nga tapos na but some looked at it in a different angle. as one writer puts it-people tend to be fascinated with the past because it makes them in a sense immortal by reliving the past in their psyche and connect it with the present thus creating a bridge of prolonged lives longer than what they should be…

  33. Philip Says:

    Ganda naman. Nice work!

  34. nathan Says:

    simply amazing! good job!

  35. BANEY Says:

    kay sarap sariwain ang nakalipas…
    maynila atin sana siya…
    paraisong maituturing…
    subalait sa atin rin nanggaling…
    pagmamalabis sa pagdungis…
    o maynila wala ka sanang kahambing…
    paumanhin gat. jose rizal…
    nauna ang hangin sa iyong mga supling…

  36. jovi Says:

    …….thanks to you now i have an idea
    …….in the past….i’m very happy……
    …….maygod bless you…………:)

  37. Gerald Says:

    i never had this chance to see the old manila.. what i now experience is a dusty smoky manila where i can hardly breath.. thanks for these photos..

  38. loy gonzales Says:

    grabe! its so nice to reminisce the past. NO TRAFFIC, NO POLLUTIONS and VERY CLEAN ENVIRONMENT. how i wish i can go “BACK TO THE FUTURE”….^_^

  39. Rey Says:

    Ang sarap sariwain ang kahapon. Kung pwd lang ibalik ang hapon sana ibalik na. Marami ngang pagbabago ngayon kaya lang dumarami ang masama hindi kagaya noon na enjoy ang mga tao sa buhay.
    Thank you sa tao ng save ng mga picture na to.
    God bless You . . .

  40. ogot Says:

    great job! ty!

  41. edwin Says:

    ang tindi naman ng mga pics mo pards! san mo nahalungkat ang mga ‘to? really appreciate these! do you mids if i post this link sa OLD MANILA PAGE sa facebook?

  42. crad1975 Says:

    thanks for the old pics of manila.. very entertaining and educational..

  43. ams Says:

    sana hindi na nagbago ang pilipinas, ung fashion, cars, pamumuhay ng mga tao.. sayang.. nakakapanghinayang..

  44. ricci Says:

    very nice!!! something to reminisce with my lola! :D

  45. De Leon Says:

    Thanks for everyone’s comments :)

    Im Glad you all enjoyed as I do the Pictures of how the Old manila was

  46. casio Says:

    grabe ako ay natuwa sa lahat ng aking mga nakita pre!!! sana ay dumami pa ang mga pix mo ng old metro manila picture mania mo!!! i salute you !!!! you did oh so excellent!!!!! keep it up dude!!!!!!

  47. satur Says:

    ..sana nde tinangal ung mga rilis ng trams and metros along the city sana hindi ganyan ka traffic manila ngaun… ganda nga ng mga old times pics… if only time can back.. mas gusto kupa ata ung old times kahit ngayun 90′s ako pinanganak.

  48. alvin Says:

    nakaka-miss ung dati panahon!.hehe .

  49. calaor Says:

    sarap balikan ung dati panahon!

  50. Choy Sealtiel Says:

    Very nice collection pare. sad to say that all the beauty of the Old manila is gone but with your photos one can always enjoy it, at least for a brief moment. long live you and your collection.

  51. CALAOR Says:

    SANA PWDE BALIKAN UNG DATI PANAHON…………..

  52. vick Says:

    I went and visit Philippines after 22 years, now with my husband and 2 sons. I was totally lost. Traffic, pollution, buildings, and many many more. I was a stranger to my own country. Looking back at the OLD Manila picture, now brings me back the memories. I really enjoyed looking at those OLD pictures.

  53. Fritz Says:

    nice old pics! sana nga ganito pa rin ngaun :(

  54. Eddieboy Says:

    I grew up in Manila, my early childhood memory of riding jeepney to school, street food, sunday church, and the Manila kids who never stop playing in the 80′s will always be in my memory. I never knew Manila have so much history, this make makes me even proud. :)

  55. jj Says:

    nice old photos… Ill share this link to my FB account…

  56. prue Says:

    wow. i love your pictures. i could almost cry looking at how beautiful and how much the country has gone through

  57. Anelle Says:

    Wow! Thank you for the pictures.
    Its great that we have people like you who like to collect images from the past & compare it in the present.
    I wish someday we learn to how to dicipline & preserve all the grandeur of Manila.

  58. Jack Says:

    I ÜBER LOVE the PAST MANILA. :((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

    Bookmarked! :D

  59. Edwin R. Guevara Says:

    I am very fascinated by your compilation and would like to commend you on your tenacity for painstakingly devoting 3 long hours of research in putting up your collection.

    My interest with “Photos of Old Manila” started when I received an email from my friend where some old pictures of the city where attached.

    I would like to ask your permission to grant me the honour of arranging your collection (to the best that I can) it’s chronological order. I would then like to post the said collection in my Facebook account so that we can share with the young Filipinos the beauty and grandeur of the Old City.

  60. abootzilla soliman Says:

    aw…

  61. mon Says:

    nice picture sharing of the past especially the black and white.

  62. Boy T Says:

    GAling, ang gara talaga nun noh….

  63. niche Says:

    galing!im very interested in the past…kung pde nga lng bumalik dun babalik ako…nice! i want to see Rizal in person…i want to help him…Im a future nurse,i want to help Filipino soldiers…i want to render care to them…galing po ng nagpost nito…astig kah!more photos pls…

  64. niche Says:

    galing!im very interested in the past…kung pde nga lng bumalik dun babalik ako…nice! i want to see Rizal in person…i want to help him…Im a future nurse,i want to help Filipino soldiers…i want to render care to them…galing po ng nagpost nito…astig kah!more photos pls…

  65. gilbert Daroy Says:

    Christian you done good! I just wish there were more pics of makati commercial center in the 70′s. It was just like yesterday!

  66. rej Says:

    nice pictures! thanks for sharing them. nakakatuwa!
    Regarding the name of the bldg in Makati… Hammer Cuayo was correct… That’s Sarmiento Building. My mom used to work there. I also frequented that bldg bec once my classes in a Makati school for girls were over, I would go to my mom’s office.
    Seeing your pictures of the Automat, IBM/ RCPI and esp of Rizal Theater brought back memories! Yes, Shangrila Makati stands on the same spot where RT used to be. On the right side of Rizal Theater was a building which housed Alemar’s Bookstore, Dulcinea and Anson’s Emporium, among others. Alemar’s was a popular bookstore then. For sure, those in their 40′s are familiar with Alemar’s. =)

  67. jing Says:

    very nice. i enjoyed looking at the pics!

  68. TR Says:

    very nice collection. better times then….

  69. Romeo Ybanez Says:

    Manila is really clean and beautiful before. You can see there are no vendors in the sidewalks and no litters in the streets. Although squatters may be just around but they are not manifested in the city streets. Unlike Ayala Center now, when you see vendors or children playing in the busy Makati business district you are sure there are squatters living somewhere near.

  70. eric johnson tabaco Says:

    sarap ng mga pnhon n yan cguro sayang d ko naabutn yan

  71. Rvh Says:

    This is really amazing. Thanks for sharing! Although it kinda shows you how nothing has really changed… The garrote photo shows a filipino being executed, a filipino executioner and an american guard. Pinoys still screw their own for uncle sams dollar =)

  72. Rvh Says:

    Imagine the Jai-Alai Skyroom survived WW2 but not Lito Atienza! Hahaha. This is really great stuff!!! The photos of Makati (Rizal Theatre, Automat, Quad, Magallanes) really blew me away. Thank you!

  73. riza diaz Says:

    hayy ang sarap balikan ng nakaraan,pana kaya natin maibabalik ang nakaraan at ituwid ang mga pakakamali ngayon?cguro kailangan natin si hiro nakamura ng HEROES para makabalik tayo sa nakaraan upang maituwid ang mga pag kakamali.KUNG PWEDE NGA LANG BA.well any way thank you so much for sharing this pictures and giving your time.REMEMBERING DOWN MEMORYLANE.

  74. mauricio Says:

    this is very cool stuff, blast from the past!!!

  75. tricia Says:

    hi, where did you find your pictures? would you happen to have pictures of makati in the year 1985?

  76. Raymond Veneracion Says:

    Thans a lot for the pictures, brings back a lot of memories of the past era when way of life was much better.

  77. iceMan Says:

    astig! brings back childhood memories of makati. :)

  78. bhotsky Says:

    Nice to see old pictures. parang ang sarap mabuhay dati. yung simple lang.

  79. Albert Says:

    Thanks sa mga old pics. Ang galing mong mag research..eto mga favorite ko…back to the future.

  80. batman Says:

    hey man!! i like it…. it is very nice to go in old time… tnx for a new old photos!!! may you!! godbless!!!

  81. michael de vega Says:

    pictures made me feel melancholic and nostalgic. i was born in 1948, behind saint jude church. it was the riverview hospital. grew up in aviles st.and little baguio san juan. studied in san beda ,graduated hs jose rizal,and ust71. left the philippines with the family in 84. have not been back since. hope to see it again befor i die. the best years of my life. life in manila. thank you for the pictures. would like to reconnect with anyone who could give me updates of the old families. mike houston texas

  82. El panalo Says:

    galing ng mga pics! very educational! thanks for sharing.

  83. cholo montes Says:

    Galing nyan ginawa mo Pare ko- Good Job- meron lang akong slight corrections and Info- sa picture no.2 -this building is also known “SKY ROOM” at sa picture no.5 ang dating pangalan ng calleng ito ay Kapitan Tiago- tapos naging Azcarraga at ngayon nga ay C.M. Recto st. na– at the bottom of Ramon Zamoras movie streamer is Aroma Cafe where character actors used to hang. at sa picture no.8 – this is Carriedo St. cor Rizal Avenue (Avenida Rizal) sa background visible ang Shoeland now known as Shoemart (SM) I can also name beautiful landmarks of this places from Blumentritt st. all the way to the foot of Sta. Cruz Bridge(Mac Arthur) Noli Theater- Cine Manila- PTS bldg. in Tayuman st. the Espirito Santo Church- San Lazaro Hospital (Jose Reyes) Lotus & Alegria Theater-Scala- Pearl – Forum – Manila Grand Opera House- Roxan – Galaxy – Dynasty Theaters- Luisa and Sons- Aroma Cafe- Odeon – Avenue- Lords – Janet – Universal- Dalisay Theaters- Corona Bazaar–Ever- (formerly Realto) State Theaters- 15 cents and up bazaar –Good Earth Bazar- Ideal theater – then Plaza Goite and the last movie house along this avenue is Clover Theater also the corner of Echague and at the foot of Sta. Cruz Bridge.(ang ibang mga sinehang gaya ng Pearl-Forum-Dynasty-Roxan-Galaxy- Janet- Lords ay naitayo noong late 50s at early 60s) wala ng LAHAT ang mga ito – sayang walang nag pahalaga sa mga ITO.. kagagandang LANDMARKS . buti nalang at kahit mga larawan ay naitago pa natin- hindi na babalik pa ang mga nakikita natin sa mga pictures na naka post dito. at kung mayroon pa ibang Tao na may mga larawan din na tulad nito ay paki post na rin dito. Isa pang magagandang Landmark ay nasa Quezon Blvd. ang Central Market- ang dating Rice and Corn Admin. na naging Cinerama at tapos naging Isetann Bldg.– F E U. university – Manila City Jail–Center Theater- Boulevard Theater- Globe at Life Theaters then Quiapo Church na ang Plaza Miranda ang harapan- Sison Ice drop- Fargo Dept. Store then Quezon Bridge. at sa Azcarraga naman ganon din kaya ko alam ang lahat ng mga ito ay isa akong Newsboy libot ko ang buong Quiapo-Escolta–Sta. Cruz- etc. kaya kung mayroon akong di nabanggit dito ay itanong po lang ninyo sa akin- Azcarraga Theater ito ang unang sinehang naglalabas ng bold na naging Podmon theater wala na ito at isa na ngayong hotel. dito din sa hanay na ito ang Carmelo and Bauermann- na naging Miramar at Maxim Theaters- University of the East- San Sebastian- Prevention for the Cruelty of Animals- La Peral Bldg. Underwood Secretarial School- Vista & Robin Theaters- Capitan Pepe Bldg. Arranque market -Royal Theater- Divisoria – Totuban Railroad Station then sa dulo ng Azcarraga ay North Harbor( pier.)

  84. cholo montes Says:

    at ang Escolta –ito ang unang business district ng Maynila- ganito ang larawan ng Escolta noon- mula sa paanan ng Jones Bridge sa maliit na Plazang ito ay nakapalibot ang mga gusali ng Insular Life- RCA – FGU dito unang nag sa himpapawid ang DZRH at dito rin matatagpuan ang La Estrella del Norte ang kilalang Jewelry store – sa tapat ng La Estrella ay ang Capital Insurance- papasok tayo ng Escolta pa tungong Santa Cruz Church- sa kanan ay ang Kairuz Bike sa kanto ng Nueva st. ay ang Hamilton Fashion- sa kabila ay ang Ritz Bowling at ang Savor Luncheonette- pag lagpas natin ng Hamilton Fashion ay ang Capitol Theater katapat naman ang El Tesero. pagkatapos naman ay ang Lyric Theater na ang katapat naman ay ang Madrigal Bldg sa kanto ng Soda st. kahanay ang Botica Boie- -Phil. National Bank–katapat naman nito ay ang sikat na Dencia Kitchenet- kasarap ng Kare-kare dyan- pag katapos ay ang Oceanic Commercial– (89 Escolta )- Syvels – Walk Over sa kanto ng T. Pinpin st. Luis Pen Shop –Kodak Phil.– USIS (United State Information Services)- Berg Deparment Store (David st) Samanillo Bldg – Regina Bldg. at ang dulo nito ay ang Panciteria National at sa kanan naman ay Roman Santos Bldg. pag lagpas ng tulay dito na ang Santa Cruz Church at ang Plaza Goite pakanan ng Santa Cruz Bridge at sa kaliwa naman ng tulay ay ang sikat na Feati University na ang katabi ay ang Clover Theater.

  85. cholo montes Says:

    paumanhin nyo nakaligtaan ko ang TIMES at ang Main Theater pati na rin ang Baguio Soda Fountain —ang mga ito ay sa kaliwang bahagi ng Quezon Blvd pag lagpas ng Boulvevard Theater bago ang Fargo Dept. Store na nasa kanto naman ng R.Hidalgo St. tapos – Arlegue st then tulay na.

  86. cholo montes Says:

    Kagaganda ng mga dancing neon lights noon karamihan ang mga pangalan ng sinehan ang mayroon nito gaya ng AVENUE- GALAXY – LIFE – SCALA – DALISAY – yun nasa ibabaw ng Metropolitan Theater – YCO – PEPSICOLA at sa Dewey Blvd.””Napakaganda ng Maynila “”noon Piso at Bente sentimos lang ang bayad sa first class na sinehan – P 1.60 sa balcony at P 2.40 sa lodge. at sampung centimos ang bayad sa jeep sa bus -malayo malapit- liban lang sa pa probinsya. Ang mga second run Movie houses noon ay sixty centavos– eighty sa Balcony at One peso and twenty centavos sa LODGE section at sa third run naman ay twenty five centavos – 0.40 at 0.80 sa Lodge section. kahit maraming sinehan noon walang nalulugi – wala kang makikitang NA”” MAMALIMOS”” sa daan kahit na katatapos lang ng “”World War II”” –walang nagugutom.Ang mga second at Third run movie houses ay “Society -ito ay nasa Echague st. sa Quiapo Market)- Illusion – sa likod na Carriedo st. Metro Theater at Zest Theater sa R.Hidalgo st. — Inday at Pacific Theater-sa Estero Cegado st.- Mayfair at Palace theater-sa Ronquillo st.-Astor at Santa Cruz Theater sa tapat ng Santa Cruz Church. –Esquire theater sa Raon st. at sa hanay naman ng Avenida Rizal ay NOLI-Cine Manila- Lotus- Alegria -wala ng lahat ang mga ito linamon na ng mga masisibang MALL walang pinatawad ang mga Mall nato pati ang magsususi – ang nag lalagay ng boston sa sapatos ay inagawan na rin ng pinagkakakitaan kaya daming nagugutom ngayon.

  87. cholo montes Says:

    Kagaganda ng mga dancing neon lights noon karamihan ang mga pangalan ng sinehan ang mayroon nito gaya ng AVENUE- GALAXY – LIFE – SCALA – DALISAY – yun nasa ibabaw ng Metropolitan Theater – YCO – PEPSICOLA at sa Dewey Blvd.””Napakaganda ng Maynila “”noon Piso at Bente sentimos lang ang bayad sa first class na sinehan – P 1.60 sa balcony at P 2.40 sa lodge. at sampung centimos ang bayad sa jeep sa bus -malayo malapit- liban lang sa pa probinsya. Ang mga second run Movie houses noon ay sixty centavos– eighty sa Balcony at One peso and twenty centavos sa LODGE section at sa third run naman ay twenty five centavos – 0.40 at 0.80 sa Lodge section. kahit maraming sinehan noon walang nalulugi – wala kang makikitang NA”” MAMALIMOS”” sa daan kahit na katatapos lang ng “”World War II”” wala ng lahat ang mga sinihang ito linamon na ng malalakin MALL pati ang mag sususi ang nag lalagay ng BOSTON sa sapatos inagawan na din ng pinagkakakitaan kaya daming naGUGUTOM ngayon

  88. charles koichi Says:

    happy and sad, good picture’s.

  89. charles koichi Says:

    happy and sad, good picture’s, how i wish i could really go back to make changes.

  90. TEAY Says:

    You almost drag me there of that 60′s pics ! As if i don’t want to go out in that room pare..Nalala ko during 70′s your’re walking in that vicinity of Makati suddenly my father called a Taxi cab then ang metro ng taxi noon byfold pa..wow sarap..and the metropolis was in so simple set-up no traffic..wind was fresh,sidewalks was clean..How i wish sana ang mga mayors noon kumuha ng magagaling ng Urban architects to preserve consider,maintain that old buildings of old Manila..Hayyy Thank you pards sa pics i think this contribution will help to the young generation it reminds me i was 5 years old at that time..hehe God Bless You.

  91. adeth Says:

    Ang sarap balik balikan ng Manila. Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos.

  92. ferdz Says:

    freekin awesome!!!

  93. abel Says:

    sayang ang manila sana maibalik ang dating bantog na MANILA…

  94. abel clavo Says:

    sayang ang manila sana maibalik ang dating bantog na MANILA…
    thanks i enjoy it..

  95. Terence Conrad Says:

    Salamat na dakal pare. Ang ganda ng pics. Appreciate your effort man. I always ask myself which is more impossible to resurrect the dead or travel back in time. The later has been done actually ;) but the former? ^_^

  96. apr Says:

    thanks sa photo!sarap balikan ang magagandang tanawin ng ating bayan.

  97. Emil Says:

    Hello. Thank you for the nice pics – really enjoyed it, especially the pictures of old Makati.

    Thank you thank you.

  98. Juancho Sealtiel Says:

    This really made me smile and miss the manila we’ve known as a teenager.

  99. eddieboy Says:

    Galing ng Manila before ww2.

  100. Eleanor P. Jose Says:

    Maraming Salamat sayo! These pictures brings back a lot of good memories when the world is still young. I will be sending these pictures to my son and daughter so they can see what Metro Manila looks like some 40 years ago.

  101. aloysius Says:

    ang galeng! salamat.

  102. Jhune Says:

    ANG PINAKA-CULPRIT SA PAGPANGIT NG MANILA IS UNG LRT-1. PINATAY NYAN ANG MGA NEGOSYO ALONG TAFT AND RIZAL AVE. WHICH WERE ONCE PRIME PROPERTIES. ANG USOK NG MGA SASAKYAN AY NATA-TRAPPED SA ILALIM NG LRT AND NEARBY BUILDINGS KAYA UNG MGA OFFICES THAT USED TO BE IN THOSE AREAS AY NAGLIPATAN TULOY SA MAKATI DAHIL DUMILIM AT DUMUMI NA SA TAFT AND RIZAL. NGAYON, ANDUDUMI NA NG MGA BUILDINGS NA YAN KASE SAYANG LANG UNG GAGASTUSIN NG MGA OWNERS TO RENOVATE AND CLEAN THEM DAHIL DI NA RIN SILA KIKITA BECAUSE WALA NANG GUSTONG RUMENTA. AT DI PA NADALA ANG GOBYERNO, NAGTAYO PA TALAGA NG MRT (LRT-2) AND LRT-3. UNG CROSSING SA MANDALUYONG (SHAW BLVD. AND EDSA) NA MALIWANAG NUON, ANDILIM AT ANDUMI NA RIN NGAYON. SAME WITH MAGSAYSAY BLVD. AND CM RECTO NA BIKTIMA NAMAN NG LRT-3.

  103. Jhune Says:

    UNG MGA STAND-ALONE CINEMAS NAMAN SA BUONG METRO MANILA AY PINATAY NAMAN NG MGA MALLS. UNG GENERATION NGAYON, DI NA NILA NARANASAN MANOOD SA MOVIE THEATERS. PAG SINABING SINE ANG TANGING ALAM LANG NILA AY SINEHAN SA LOOB NG MALLS. AND YUNG MGA SMALL TIME DEPT. STORES AY PINATAY DIN NG MGA MALLS, THE LATEST VICTIM I THINK IS UNG PLAZA FAIR SA PLAZA LACSON.

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  105. Riki Castillo Says:

    Malungkot na masarap makita yung mga old manila pictures,
    sana makabalik ako sa time na yun…?

  106. rodel LO Says:

    wow i was amazed, now i see the icon of the past !! thank you uploader ! Rodel L.O.02-21-2012

  107. Roewee Geronimo Bonguit Says:

    nice pics its cool to look back way way way back

  108. genre17@yahoo.com Says:

    salamat sa u … I really wanted to see old pics…

  109. cesar delos santos Says:

    nice collection of old pictures lalo ng 1980′s used to worked in Rustans Makati back then, open space pa yung glorietta noon, sarap balikan ng past thru pictures never realized na pag dating araw im so lucky na nakita ko ito before it changed, life was so simple then..

  110. estoy pineda Says:

    tandaan ko pa tiburin race sa pasay rd. to magallanes edsa.at maglakad sa riles ng train kasama ang barkada malinis pa noon maraming mga isda at lotus flowers at kangkong

  111. estoy pineda Says:

    this were the good old days.Batang Pio Del pilar.

  112. manila Says:

    Thanks for the research, Bigla ko naappreciate ang ganda ng Manila. I can’t imagine life in Manila before. Andaming differences then and now. Can’t even imagine daily wage skyrocket from PHP 4 to how much ngayon. hehehe

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