Ramon Magsaysay laureate says Manila Bay is a toilet bowl that never gets flushed
If the world-famous resort island of Boracay is a "cesspool," Manila Bay, with its world-renowned sunset, is a "toilet bowl" that's used every day but never flushed, according to an environmental lawyer and Ramon Magsaysay laureate Antonio Oposa. Speaking at a Senate inquiry into the rehabilitation of Manila Bay on Monday, Oposa, one of the Philippines' leading environmental activists, said bacterial levels in the bay had quintupled from 1 million MPN/100 ml (most probable number per 100 millilites) of fecal coliform to 5 million MPN/100 ml since 1999. Fecal coliform refers to several types of bacteria found in human and animal waste.
Yap, D. (2108, May 22). Ramon Magsaysay laureate says Manila Bay is a toilet bowl that never gets flushed. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A6.
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Water pollution; Environmental restoration; Faecal coliforms; Bacteria; Swimming; Scuba diving; Ocean dumping; Litter; Man-induced effects; Pollution; Sewage; Environmental protection; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA); Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG); Department of Health (DoH); Department of Education (DepEd); Philippine Coast Guard (PCG); Philippine Ports Authority (PPA); Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH); Philippine National Police Maritime Unit; Department of Budget and Management (DBM); Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS); Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA); Magsaysay, Ramon; Oposa, Antonio; Villar, Cynthia
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