The Terror De Manila Torre De Manila saga has reached another chapter, now with solons reportedly telling the developer, DMCI, to voluntary take down the so-called Pambansang Photobomber, instead of waiting for the Supreme Court ruling.
Earning the country's ire with its supposed desecration of the Rizal Monument vista, the construction of the infamous 49-storey skyscraper was recently halted following a granted petition by the Order of the Knights of Rizal. Making matters more convoluted are how the last (Alfredo Lim) and current (Joseph Estrada) mayoral regimes in Manila pointing fingers at one another as to who really is responsible for letting the now-scorned project push through.
Photo via GMA News Online, from the office of Sen. Pia Cayetano
Despite its intricacies, we hope the people looking into this national anomaly—oral arguments are set on June 30 at the SC Session Hall—will not turn a blind eye to the real issue here and just let it all pass. Though it seems that concerned netizens, like this one below, are not going to let that happen anytime soon:
We must say, that is one heck of a Photoshop job, Mr. Manlangit!
His work gave us an idea: What if Torre destroyed other tourist destinations from all over the world?
Like the Great Wall of China...
...or the Grand Canyon
Imagine if it was built on these other iconic spots:
What if it was constructed as the modern day version of the mythical underwater city, Atlantis?
No water in the Sahara? No problem.
What if other Pinoy travel spots weren't safe? What if Torre's developers decide to do it like convenience stores, and build replicas almost everywhere?
Will it still be "more fun in the Philippines"?
To prevent that from ever happening, we here at FHM HQ decided to play urban planners for a day and think of possible spots for Terror De Manila's relocation. And mind you, we didn't just do some shoddy envisioning...
Okay, so maybe not here...
...but it looks perfect in Pluto!
We can put relocate it even farther, if you like.
We can also send it inside that abyss Baymax died in (SPOILER ALERT!).
And yeah, we know, a simple bayanihan won't be enough for this hefty reassignment job. Thank God we have this dude:
The bottom line: Take that darned building down!