- Aerial view of Baguio City is causing sadness to many netizens
- Instead of seeing pine trees, what could be seen are the different colors of building and rooftops
- One netizen even said that when he went to Baguio, he thought what he saw was a clump of trash
What used to be deemed as the Summer Capital of the Philippines, may not be as attractive to many today.
Photos of the aerial or top view of the city showed how houses and buildings have covered so much part of the city.
Trees have become less and less, and netizens couldn't help but express their dismay as to the current situation of Baguio now.
As posted by Arthur Rei Barrera:
"Baguio trees in mountains replaced by houses , Abused, destroyed, deforested, over built, unplanned, ignored under the longest serving government officials, LGU! private tourism companies and real estate (un)developers in exchange for money, money, money."
Other netizens expressed their sadness as follows:
nkkpanghinayang n ang Baguiowala n ang dating nyang ganda...ngmuka ng Mla/Tdo s dmi ng ...nkalbo n ang bundok...npalitan ng ...d mn lng inicp ng mga nmumuno jan ang disaster n mgging dulot nyan balang-araw...sotlg...
Baguio now is like a smokey mountain destroyed by abusive citizen.
Sinabi nyo pa, kasulukuyan ako nakatira dito Baguio dati namamangha pa ako noong pinapangarap ko palang puntahan ito noon. Sobrang nakakapanghinayang na pinabayaan ng Government officials ang siyudad kung maayos lang sana pamamalakad hindi sana magkakaganyan.
Hindi na maganda ang baquio
It looks like mound of thrash
No more a beautiful sight to behold
I lived in Baguio for ten years starting 1980, it was then a magical place with pine scent all over, low lying clouds sweeping over the city, & the nice cool temperature with low humidity. People knew each other & if you are a resident, taxi drivers almost always know where you live. That was then. . . now is another story & yes the local government officials are to blame for the destruction of the city.
According to one netizen, the first time that he went to Baguio, he thought that the colored structures were a clump of trash, only to find out that they were actually houses.
“Noong una kong punta ng Baguio, akala ko dati kumpol ng basura nakikita ko, mga bahay pala.”
As found in Definitely Filipino, another netizen stated that Baguio doesn't smell like pine trees anymore, but smell like burning clutch of a car."
“Hindi na amoy pine tree diyan, amoy nasusunog na clutch ng sasakyan. Parang Smokey Mountain sa unang tingin.”
Another netizen commented that there was allegedly no master plan which was why anyone who wants to build could just do it anywhere.
“Wala kasing master plan ang Baguio. Whoever wants to build anywhere or anything in there, they can do it because there are no restrictions!”
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