DENR: From Boracay rehab success to 'Battle for Manila Bay' cleanup
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Bolstered by the success of the Boracay Island rehabilitation in 2018, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) took on a bigger challenge in 2019 – to bring Manila Bay back to life. “The year 2019 was a good one for the DENR,” Secretary Roy Cimatu said. Since the launch of the Battle for Manila Bay in January, “we have been working non-stop to clean all waterways around the Manila Bay area,” which includes the coastal waters of Metro Manila, Bataan, Bulacan, Cavite, and Pampanga. A total of 69,534 volunteers from Central Luzon, Region 4A, and National Capital Region (NCR) have collected 2,337,455.35 kilograms of wastes through cleanups, trash boats, and trash traps.
De Vera-Ruiz, E. (2019, December 26). DENR: From Boracay rehab success to 'Battle for Manila Bay' cleanup. Manila Bulletin, p. 2.
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Environmental restoration; Environmental protection; Recreational waters; Coliforms; Public health; Environmental legislation; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF); Boracay Island Development Authority (BIDA); Cimatu, Roy; Boracay; Manila Bay
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