metro manila

<span>Metro Manila is covered with smog after new year's celebration as seen from Taguig City. </span>
<span>Traffic is light at Edsa-Ortigas, one of the six choke points on Edsa at 4pm of September 7, 2015, the first day of the Highway Patrol Group's deployment to Metro Manila's busiest highway to ease traffic congestion.</span>
<span>Commuters experience heavy traffic in Edsa during the morning rush hour of September 7, 2015, the day the Highway Patrol Group is tasked to manage Metro Manila's busiest highway.</span>
<span>A young girl takes a bath along NIA road in Quezon City on August 12, 2015 as sudden thunderstorm flooded and caused heavy traffic in several parts of the metro.</span>
<span>A Philippine Air Force Rescue Sokol chopper bearing DND Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, OCD Administrator and NDRRMC Executive Director USec Alexander Pama, DSWD Secretary Corazon Soliman, DOH Secretary Janette Garin and other officials fly over the metropolis during Metro Manila shake drill on July 30, 2015.</span>
<span>A member of Philippine Airforce surveys the Metro Manila area during the metro-wide shake drill on July 30, 2015. The shake drill is an exercise to prepare for the "Big One" - a 7.2 magnitude earthquake on the West Valley Fault that the Phivolcs says is likely to hit the capital anytime.</span>
<span>Metro Manila sparkles at night as befits its recent inclusion in the "Global Top 30," an elite roster of the world's most populous, productive and connected cities, according to the global property consulting firm Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL). The JLL cited Metro Manila's economic scale, vast population, large gross domestic product and BPO specialization as its competitive edge.</span>