Pasig River wins 1st Asia RiverPrize award!
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Last week while in Singapore my son gave me an autographed book of Victor Mallet’s River of Life, River of Death. It is about the Ganges in India. That led us to talk about the Pasig River which is the equivalent of rivers in other countries. Indeed every civilization in the world can be said to have begun on river banks. The surprise was the story that the Pasig River would compete with the Yangtze River of China in reviving the beauty and usefulness of their two rivers. But the River Pasig against the Yangtze? It seemed impossible to win in such a competition. The competition was held in Sydney last Sunday and guess what – the seemingly impossible task for Filipinos to clean the Pasig – was done. We did it. We won against the Chinese cleaning the Yangtze.
Pedrosa, C. N. (2018, October 20). Pasig River wins 1st Asia RiverPrize award!. The Philippine Star, p. 11.
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Rivers; River banks; River restoration; Water quality; Solid impurities; Environment management; Environmental restoration; River basins; Environmental protection; Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC); International River Foundation (IRF); Asian Development Bank (ADB); Philippine Educational Theatre Association (PETA); National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA); Borlongon, Ariel; Duterte, Rodrigo; Goitia, Jose Antonio
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De Vera-Ruiz, Ellalyn (Manila Bulletin,
October 18, 2018, on page 4)The Philippine government’s efforts to manage and protect the Pasig River were recognized in this year’s first Asia Riverprize awards in Sydney, Australia on Wednesday. The award, received by Pasig River Rehabilitation ...
Ronda, Rainier Allan (The Philippine Star,
October 19, 2018, on page 16)The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRCC)was conferred the first Asia river Prize Award by the International River Foundation (IRF), which found its efforts at bringing the Pasig River back to life as a still ongoing ...
Herrera, Ernesto F. (The Manila Times,
March 12, 2013, on page A4-A5)When I was a child, my father used to tell me stories about how they would take a dip in the Pasig River and they could see plenty of fish as well as the stones and the sand on the river bed and bank. I myself don't remember ...