we cannot have our own cake and eat it too! manila, donde estan corazon...
February 9, 2011 4:40am CST
you know when i looked at these pictures (http://oldmanila.net/) i cannot help but feel so sorry for our friend Filipinos who exploited the natural wonder and grandeur of manila. thanks to their beloved spanish royalty for their great contributions and to their liberator americans too. well, looking at the arhcitectural designs, it is really marvelous. looking at the facade, it is so clean and natural. looking at the trees, i feel how happy they were growing and looking at the people, how simple they were showing innovativeness. well, i might say we cannot turn back the hands of the clock but we can turn manila in its grandiose status into present modern look. it should be a city of no social costs. no pollution, no crimes, etc.. rapid urbanization is not a measure of growth. growth should be measured not only in terms of quantity but most especially of quality. how many people living in manila have jobs? .....not considering how decent one has.