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Photos of rare clear view of Sierra Madre from Metro Manila go viral

A netizen captured a rare clear view of a portion of the Sierra Madre mountain range as seen from Metro Manila.

Taken by Johair Addang almost a week after the enhanced community quarantine has been implemented in Luzon, the photo quickly went viral on social media.

Addang said the photo was taken on Monday, March 23 at 5 pm, using Samsung S20 Ultra at the roofdeck of Lumiere Residences in Pasig City where Addang works.

"Dati kasi nakikita ko na 'yan pero shadow lang. Ngayon ko lang napansin na clear na at wala nang shadow," Addang told GMA News YouScoop.

He said would often take a break on the same exact spot where he took the photo, but he has never seen Sierra Madre as detailed as it was so he decided to take photos and share them on social media.

Sierra Madre is the longest running mountain range in the Philippines. It runs from the province of Cagayan from the north and Quezon to the south.

As of this writing, Sierra Madre has been mentioned in 11,000 tweets and landed on the trending list in the Philippines on Wednesday.

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Air pollution in Metro Manila visibly lessened as the quarantine and the suspension of public transportation forced everyone to stay at home.

Environment undersecretary Benny Antiporda confirmed that the air quality in the capital region has improved as the number of particulate matter dropped.

As of Wednesday, the Philippines has 636 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with 38 deaths. --Jannielyn Bigtas/MGP, GMA News