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‘Taytay Falls, or sea of people?:’ Social media user expresses disappointment over overcrowded tourist spot

Tao na may kaunting tubig.[People with a bit of water.]” This was how a Facebook user described the situation at Taytay Falls in Majayjay, Laguna City.

According to the user, they confirmed with the receptionist if they could still enter the place because they were greeted by numerous parked cars. “Medyo, pero okay pa naman daw [Kind of, but it’s still okay],” he stated quoting the receptionist.

After they paid the ₱20 parking fee and ₱50 for the entrance, they were baffled by what they saw. The picturesque landscape turned into a cramped-up place as groups of people and their tents dominated the view.

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Pagkatapos kumain ay lumakad na kami papuntang Falls para makaligo na at makapagpalamig, tuloy-tuloy lang ang pasok ng tao kaya ready na kami at naka mindset na hindi kami makakapwesto ng maayos sa loob. Pero hindi namin sukat akalain na ganito ang makikita namin habang papalapit na kami sa falls. LITERAL na Tao na may kaunting Tubig. [After eating, we went to the falls to swim and to cool off, people were continuously coming so we expected that we would not be able to settle in fine. But we never imagined that this is what we would see as we get close to the falls. Literally ‘People with a bit of water.,”] he wrote.

Taytay Falls
via Facebook

He added, “Hindi naman masama na pagkakitaan ang kalikasan pero sana maging responsible tayo sa pamamahala dito [It’s not wrong to profit from nature, but let’s hope to be responsible in managing it].” He strongly expressed his disappointment.

At the end of the post, he included a quotation from. “Hindi man nakakapagsalita ang kalikasan pero nasasaktan din sila kagaya ng tao, at kung sana ay kaya lang nilang magsalita’ MAS MA-IINTINDIHAN natin sila [Nature may not be able communicate, but they also feel pain like humans, and if only they can speak, we would understand them better].”

Many users commented on their thoughts on the post. Some humored the post and recommended other tourist destinations.


Others sided with the user’s take on proper management of the area, while some called out the “selfish” attitude of the user in sharing a public spot with others.

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As of today, the post has garnered over 18k reactions and 5.1K shares.


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