Downtown General Santos' main streets are wide and cemented. Underneath the concrete sidewalks are drainage pipes. Buildings along the avenue are either concrete or wood-based. Unlike a typical urban city, there are no canopies in Gen San because there are no trees. Absolutely no trees! From what I gathered, trees were either uprooted to pave way for roads and drainage or cut-off because they obstruct wires and edifices. While relatively a clean city, the landscape is glaring and blinding. No traces of green, no brown barks, no decaying leaves. I dread Manila if this is the vision MMDA is leading us to -a livable but cold city with no breathing trees to obstruct progress.
Composed at the plane, posted at Centennial Terminal in Manila while waiting for baggage
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