The truth about Manila esteros

Esteros have been a part of Manila since the Spanish era. They are use as the drainage for the floods and picturesque setting for romantic walks. But now they become garbage dumps and extensions for illegal structures.

Is it too late for the esteros of Manila? Here’s the truth:

Esteros are essential to Manila. They serve as the gateway of the floodwaters. But often they are build over or clogged rendering the whole place flooded.

1. Sorry State of Manila’s Esteros

Esteros are part of the history of Manila. It is what makes Manila unique.


Esteros is an estuary or inlet especially when marshy; specifically : a tidal channel used as a drainage canal in populated districts quoted from Merriam-Webster dictionary. In fact the City of Manila should have been called “Venice of Asia” for it has more canals than Bangkok, this according to Ka Tony’s blog.
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