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Manila - The most Beautiful City in Asia 1950's to the mid 1970's

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Welcome Google visitors! If you're looking for old Manila pictures from the 1950s to the 1970s, you've come to the right place.

You'll see a collection of nostalgic photos when Manila was in its heyday. Just a quick note, I don't take credit for these photos. Somebody just sent them to me and I felt that it was important that I share it in the hopes that other people will see how beautiful Manila was and hopefully help bring it back to its former glory.

Manila when it was the most beautiful city in Asia in the 1950s to 1970s

The photos must have been taken in different years, from the mid 1950's to the mid 1960's, judging from the car models (though some cars are pre 1950'd). Where is O'Henry's Coffee and Donut shop in Plaza Sta Cruz (Plaza near Escolta & Reina Regente)?

Can you recognize the cars? Chevy Bel-air 1958, Simca 1961-62s, Toyopet 1960s, VW Beetle 1960's, early 1960's Mercedez Benz 220...

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The Philippines Moves Forward


For the first time in over a decade, the Philippine economy is on the upswing and the Filipino people are realizing their potential. The world watches as the Philippines moves forward.

A business feature produced by Asia Business Channel and broadcast on Channel News Asia in 2013. Featuring interviews with prominent Filipino figures such as President Benigno Aquino, Jaime Zobel de Ayala, Ramon del Rosario Jr., Rene Almendras and Ramon Jimenez. This program discusses recent developments in the Southeast Asian republic along with the successes and challenges it faces halfway into the Aquino administration.

Producer/Director/Writer: Francisco "Kit" Reyes (Shutter Republic)
Director of Photography: Stefan Herbruger (Shutter Republic)
Post-Production: Underground Logic
Narrator: Trevor Jones
Shot on location in The Philippines. An Asia Business Channel Production for Channel News Asia/Mediacorp. © 2012

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