House leader wants total ban on further reclamations of Manila Bay
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Deputy Speaker and Pangasinan Rep. Rose Marie “Baby” Arenas wants to prohibit and declare a total ban on further reclamations of Manila Bay. She branded as “alarming” the ongoing rush to execute the reclamation projects, citing that in 2011, the Philippine Reclamation Authority has identified 102 near-shore reclamation projects covering 38, 272 hectares in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Of these, 38 projects with an aggregate area of 26, 234 hectares are intended to reclaim virtually the entire near-shore zone of Manila Bay, she said.
Atienza, C. M., & De Vera-Ruiz, E. (2019, February 20). House leader wants total ban on further reclamations of Manila Bay. Manila Bulletin, pp. 1, 10.
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Environmental restoration; Environmental protection; Reclamation; Global warming; Environmental legislation; Artificial islands; Governments; Waste water; Man-induced effects; Water pollution; Water quality; Public health; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); National Economic Development Authority (NEDA); Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA); Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs); Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA); Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA); Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA); Arenas, Rose Marie “Baby”; Rodolfo, Kevin; Casilao, Ariel
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