Lessons from the ongoing Manila Bay rehab
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For almost 100 years, Manila Bay has been abused, misused, and mistreated by Filipinos living around the bay, from Cavite to Manila to Bulacan. Just like our Iloilo Rivers and seas, it has been a symbol of environmental degradation and symptomatic of an environmental curse we have heaped upon ourselves that plagues our country today. Decades of being used as a garbage dump, outlet for polluted and untreated sewage resulted in the demise of corals, reduced fish population, a more than 6 ft. thick mud siltation and plastic debris in the sea bed plus a very high fecal coliform count with biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) of 2,200 mg/liter (standard is only 30 mg/l).
Mana-ay, E. (2019, February 26). Lessons from the ongoing Manila Bay rehab. The Daily Guardian, p. 4.
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Environmental restoration; Environmental protection; Environmental degradation; Water pollution; Man-induced effects; Plastics; Litter; Marine debris; Faecal coliforms; Biochemical oxygen demand; Tributaries; Sewage treatment; Waste water; Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG); Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH); Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA); Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC); Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS); Maynilad Water Services Inc.; Manila Waters Company Inc.; Philippine International Convention Center (PICC); Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila; Net World Hotel; Makchang Korean Restaurant; Midas Hotel and Casino; Manila Ocean Park; SM Development Corp.’s Breeze Residences; Maynilad Water Services Inc.; Duterte, Rodrigo; Drilon, Franklin; Año, Eduardo
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