While I was checking my Facebook notifications I stumbled upon a couple of posts from Filipinos Around the World and Virtual Pinoy that caught my attention
I have been to Manila a few times and I have been wandering how the usok or smog problem could possibly be fixed.
The area know as Metro Manila is wrapped in such a thick and dense cloud of smog that it is almost impossible to see the nearby Sierra Madre Mountains.
Well, few weeks of community quarantine have made it possible, as smog has abated quite a lot.
Not only that: it seems like even Manila Bay is becoming some sort of Boracay.
So here is the answer to the question that many experts have tried to answer for decades: how can Manila pollution problems be solved?
Evidently by drastically reducing car traffic!
How? Not easy but my impression as a foreigner is that way too many Filipinos use their cars or ride on a jeepney unnecessarily, even to cover very short distances. So letting go of that habit would probably go a long way.
Mabuhay ang kawalan ng trapik….