Tunghayan ang Nakakabahalang Nadiskubre ng Isang Netizen sa Pasig City


Pasig City is one of the most urbanized cities in the Philippines. It is famous for its business center--Oritigas, Kapitolyo, and the Pasig River. It was primarily a residential area which soon turned into an industrial and commercial area after people saw its potential.

However, due to the ongoing industrialization of the land, problems soon emerged in the city.

Daphne Osena-Paez, a celebrity host, posted an aerial view of Pasig City from her view at the airplane with the caption:

"Whoa! #mycity #metromanila

EDIT: I took this photo on June 12, 2015. It was not edited or filtered. I just cropped it. This is Pasig City."

 What's sad about this photo is that there are little to no trees in the area! Surely, Pasig City is a city jungle, but it's not supposed to be like this!

It shows that there is poor urban planning in Pasig City, probably due to the lack of expectation that this city would actually thrive, commercially. However this situation is regrettable, to say the least.

Many people were asking if the photo was fake. Therefore, that prompted Osena-Paez to post another photo: the original source of the cropped photo.

She posted this with the caption:

“Was that previous photo legit? Yup. Taken along the Taguig-Pasig flight path. I just zoomed and crop. No need for aerial shots. Look around your city. Walk it, if you are brave the non-existent sidewalks. Cross the non-existent pedestrian lanes. Where are the trees? Did anyone even care? Everyone is quick to blame the leaders. But all this happened because of us. Who voted for them? Who allowed this to happen? And it didn’t happen overnight. #thatthingcalledmetromanila #pasig”

This photo begs the question of the effects of modernization to our environment and the implications of such modernity. It must serve as a wake up call to create, build, and provide for a sustainable commercial area for both people and nature. Because we are not safe if the environment is not safe. What goes around comes around, indeed.

And if you don't believe the photos, you can check them out yourselves at Google Maps.

Source: It's More Fun with Juan

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