Cebu calls off probe on Manila Bay 'white sand'
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The provincial board will no longer investigate the transportation of crushed dolomite rocks or “white sand” from Cebu to Manila after it triggered a wave of protests. The enhancing of the Manila Bay through the dumping of “white sand” was decried by various groups claiming it was ill-timed and unhealthy. Board Member John Ismael Borgonia, chairman of the provincial board’s Committee on Environmental Conservation and Natural Resources, said the investigation will no longer push through after the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Central Visayas (MGB 7) confirmed that the hauling of the dolomite rocks to fill a stretch of the Manila Bay baywalk was legal.
Cordova, C. D., & Ruiz, E. V. (2020, September 9). Cebu calls off probe on Manila Bay 'white sand'. Tempo, p. 3.
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