A local organization shared a map of Metro Manila indicating its official administrative districts after social media users debated on how the divisions of the capital should be labeled.
Earth Shaker Philippines, which introduced itself as an organization aiming to educate Filipinos on earth sciences, posted the map of Metro Manila’s official divisions based on the records of the Philippine Statistics Authority.
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“This post was meant to inform every one of the official district divisions in Metro Manila that is being used in government and other legal matters. While people’s viewpoints differ, it’s important to know these ‘official’ things when transacting with the government,” Earth Shaker said.
Based on the graphic, the following cities are grouped accordingly:
- Northern – Valenzuela, north and south Caloocan, Malabon and Navotas
- Capital – Manila
- Eastern – Quezon City, Marikina, San Juan, Mandaluyong, Pasig
- Southern – Makati, Pasay, Pateros, Taguig, Parañaque City, Las Piñas and Muntinlupa
The post which made rounds more than 1,000 times came as a surprise to some users who viewed the cities differently.
Other maps of the capital region that recently went viral used were more funny than informative.
Twitter user @foxrots previously shared her version of a map wherein she categorized the areas of Navotas, south Caloocan, Malabon, Valenzuela, Quezon City as “super north” and Parañaque City, Las Piñas and Muntinlupa as “super south.”
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