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New giant steel statues rise along EDSA, Pasay

Two new giant steel statues have been spotted within the vicinity of Edsa Extension in Pasay City.

These larger than life sculptures seem to depict the figure of a young male adult, but with a globe wearing headphones as its head.

A statue that displays a full human figure stands at the entrance of DoubleDragon Meridian Park on the corner of Macapagal Avenue and EDSA, while another installation featuring a half-body waving from a rooftop can be seen not far down the road.

According to a release by DoubleDragon, the sculpture at its headquarters, which measures 64 feet or about six stories high, is named “Bayani,” while the one along EDSA is called “Pag-asa.”

It said the ultra-modern stainless steel sculptures were designed by globally renowned Filipino artist Jefrë Figueras Manuel, also known as “JEFRË.”

In the statement, DoubleDragon and DDMP REIT Inc. chairman Edgar “Injap” Sia II said the public art was dedicated to the Filipino youth.

“We hope that this tribute to the Filipino youth, Bayani and Pag-asa, will in some way or another spark inspiration in our hearts and minds to remind all of us that the Philippines has what it takes to become a highly prosperous first world country,” he said.

JEFRË also designed the towering statue with a box-like figure as its head and body made of slanted planes seen in front of a mall in Mandaluyong City, along Edsa.

The figure, which depicted a man intently looking at his watch, was first seen around July 2021. – RC, GMA News