Pushing Manila Bay to its final sunset
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Iconic Manila Bay is being smothered and pushed away to its final sunset, another victim not only of pollution but also of inordinate commercial reclamation masked as progress. With numerous reclamation projects being rushed by influential businessmen and their patrons in government, the bay loved by generations of Filipinos and foreigners will soon recede farther away from historic Roxas Blvd. as it is buried piecemeal by land developers. There is no doubt that the bay, which is the virtual septic tank of some 13 million people packed into the 16 cities and one town of Metro Manila, is in bad need of quick rehabilitation.
Pascual, F. D. Jr. (2019, February 7). Pushing Manila Bay to its final sunset. The Philippine Star, p. 10.
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Water pollution; Reclamation; Environmental restoration; Environmental protection; Socioeconomic aspects; Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA); National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA); Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya); Baseco Rehabilitation & Dev’t Inc.; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Department of Finance (DOF); Department of Health (DoH); Neri, Romulo; Duterte, Rodrigo; Uy, Dennis; Hicap, Fernando; Estrada, Joseph
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