Metro Manila is home to around 15 million people and contributes about 35 percent to the Philippine economy. Recurrent flooding has been a problem for millions of people in the metropolis. In 2009, Tropical Storm Ondoy (Ketsana) hit the country, causing damage and losses equivalent to around 2.7 percent of the country’s economy.
Pasig City—the bottleneck capital of Metro Manila In a previous article published by Top Gear Philippines, they said that Pasig City is the bottleneck capital of the Metro. Based on statistical data from local government units (LGUs), Pasig City has been known to have the worst areas in …
Why Manila is at risk of becoming an underwater city? The dumping of rubbish is another perennial problem in Metro Manila, whose estuaries and creeks are often clogged and must be constantly filtered by pumping stations to …
Why can’t anyone solve Metro Manila’s traffic problem? The traffic problem in Metro Manila needs a Metro-wide solution. What is happening in Makati will have an effect on the traffic flow of other cities such as Pasig and Quezon City. But unfortunately, the Mayor of Makati has no incentive to coordinate with Pasig and Quezon City nor other cities for that matter to propose a Metro-wide solution.
A monocentric urban center caused traffic congestion in Metro Manila, a result of the high density of people, vehicles, and business and commerce. In August, Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Senator Sherwin Gatchalian reiterated the proposal to transfer government offices to the provinces to address the traffic problem in Metro Manila.
What is the travel time from Metro Manila to? The term from Metro Manila is relative as the "metro" is composed of 17 towns, which from the north (Valenzuela City) to the south (Las Piñas City) Let's say you are coming from Central Metro, say Makati, Mandaluyong, Manila and South Quezon City, here's a good guide:
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