Clean Manila Bay a Duterte legacy
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The rehabilitation of Manila Bay is one major legacy that President Duterte can proudly leave to the nation. It is a gargantuan task but I believe the government can do it. No Philippine president has succeeded in cleaning up Manila Bay, but Mr. Duterte can rely on his high trust rating to finish the job, just as he successfully implemented the rehabilitation of Boracay Island. The Boracay cleanup has emboldened local government officials to implement environmental laws, especially the observance of the 30-meter easement from the shoreline. The paradise island in no time was significantly rehabilitated, with foreign and local tourists now finding Boracay a much cleaner destination.
Villar, M. B. Jr. (2019, February 20). Clean Manila Bay a Duterte legacy. Panay News, pp. 11,15.
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Environmental restoration; Governments; Environmental legislation; Ecotourism; Water pollution; Fishers; Ecotourism; Water treatment; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Duterte, Rodrigo; Cimatu, Roy; Manila Bay; Boracay; Cavite; Laguna; Batangas; Rizal; Quezon; Pampanga; Bataan; Bulacan
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