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This photo of 'densely populated' metro manila is scary AF

"Is this what Pasig City really looks like?"

A photo shared by media personality Daphne Oseña-Paez on her Facebook page on June 13, 2015 had netizens asking that question. The photo shows densely packed houses and buildings with practically no sign of greenery.

Paez said the photo that she took while on a flight last June 12 "was not edited or filtered," only zoomed and cropped.
The photo was also shared by Paez on her Twitter and Instagram accounts along with the full version which she snapped from a plane window.

She said, "Look around your city. Walk it, if you dare 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. And it didnt happen overnight. #thatthingcalledmetromanila."

Her photos quickly went viral on social media, with some netizens doubting its veracity and others saying they only had to check the metro's daily traffic to see that it was real.

Others shared similar aerial photographs of the same area which showed just how densely packed it is.

2010 figures from the National Statistics Office showed that there are 669,773 people living in Pasig City, with a density of 21,606 per sq km.

Manila, on the other hand, has a density of 42,858 people per sq km.

According to a 2007 ranking by City Mayors Statistics, Manila is the 15th densest city in the world in terms of population, which was then at 10,550 people per sq km.

This photo of 'densely populated' metro manila is scary AF This photo of 'densely populated' metro manila is scary AF Reviewed by AsianPolicy.Press on 3:12:00 AM Rating: 5

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