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Yes, the long-time polluted Manila Bay dressed up with white sand.

MANILA BAY REHABILITATION PROGRAM

DENR said that they planned to put white sand on the 500-meter portion of the bay walk on Roxas Boulevard under the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program.


Roxas Boulevard 1960 – mayugadaniel.wordpress.com

WHITE SAND FILLING CIRCULATING ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Photos and videos have begun to circulate social media showing trucks full of white sand and sand dunes on the precipice of Manila Bay. Along the shore, white sand is being spread across the ground near where the water meets it. Watch this:

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WHAT IS MANILA BAY

Manila Bay used to be an integral part of the country’s capital, serving both as a strategic advantage during times of war and as a scenic view during more peaceful times. With an area of almost 770 square miles and a coastline of 118 miles, Manila Bay was also home to a biodiverse system, with upland forests, a mangrove, mudflats, coral reefs, and more.
Old photos from the glory days of Manila Bay before it was a "toilet bowl"  - NOLISOLI

THE DOWNFALL OF THE BAY

But that picturesque esplanade is long gone, becoming a health hazard when the Department of Energy reported an alarming average of 330 million MPN (most probable number) of fecal coliform in its river mouths. The baseline level is 100 MPN.


Manila Bay's History
Manila Bay remained a favorite playground of boat enthusiasts, with even the Manila Yacht Club using the area since 1927.

MANILA BAY DURING MODERNIZATION

As Manila continued to modernize after the war and more people moved into the metropolis, citizens sought Manila Bay as the venue for R&R, treating it akin to a beach.

In the 1950s and '60s, the Manila Bay strip rivaled the North Shore Drive in Chicago and the Bund in Shanghai. Matorco double deckers traveled this route to go from Luneta to the end of ParaƱaque and vice versa.


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THE REVIVAL

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) also recently issued a notice of inspection to as many as 100 businesses suspected of discharging untreated wastewater into the Manila Bay.

A water sampling conducted by DENR revealed that some restaurants, medical facilities, and the zoo leaked massive amounts of wastewater into the bay.
Before / During / After - Manila Bay

RECENT REHABILITATION

This prompted the government to finally take rehabilitating Manila Bay seriously, starting on January 27, 2019. The rehabilitation will be in three phases, starting with cleaning up the bay and the sewage system, then relocation and infrastructure, and finally, making sure that the law is enforced and cleanliness maintained. If the DENR's "Manila Bay Action Plan" works, the bay will be swimmable again by December 2019.


sunset on manila bay
Nonetheless, this bay still has one of the best sunset spots in the country.

ALSO READ: Isko on Manila Bay rehab: 'Believe the process'
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Manila Bay gets white sand filling

Yes, the long-time polluted Manila Bay dressed up with white sand.

MANILA BAY REHABILITATION PROGRAM

DENR said that they planned to put white sand on the 500-meter portion of the bay walk on Roxas Boulevard under the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program.


Roxas Boulevard 1960 – mayugadaniel.wordpress.com

WHITE SAND FILLING CIRCULATING ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Photos and videos have begun to circulate social media showing trucks full of white sand and sand dunes on the precipice of Manila Bay. Along the shore, white sand is being spread across the ground near where the water meets it. Watch this:

Loading...

WHAT IS MANILA BAY

Manila Bay used to be an integral part of the country’s capital, serving both as a strategic advantage during times of war and as a scenic view during more peaceful times. With an area of almost 770 square miles and a coastline of 118 miles, Manila Bay was also home to a biodiverse system, with upland forests, a mangrove, mudflats, coral reefs, and more.
Old photos from the glory days of Manila Bay before it was a "toilet bowl"  - NOLISOLI

THE DOWNFALL OF THE BAY

But that picturesque esplanade is long gone, becoming a health hazard when the Department of Energy reported an alarming average of 330 million MPN (most probable number) of fecal coliform in its river mouths. The baseline level is 100 MPN.


Manila Bay's History
Manila Bay remained a favorite playground of boat enthusiasts, with even the Manila Yacht Club using the area since 1927.

MANILA BAY DURING MODERNIZATION

As Manila continued to modernize after the war and more people moved into the metropolis, citizens sought Manila Bay as the venue for R&R, treating it akin to a beach.

In the 1950s and '60s, the Manila Bay strip rivaled the North Shore Drive in Chicago and the Bund in Shanghai. Matorco double deckers traveled this route to go from Luneta to the end of ParaƱaque and vice versa.


Cheapest Flights and Airline Tickets Online Booking

THE REVIVAL

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) also recently issued a notice of inspection to as many as 100 businesses suspected of discharging untreated wastewater into the Manila Bay.

A water sampling conducted by DENR revealed that some restaurants, medical facilities, and the zoo leaked massive amounts of wastewater into the bay.
Before / During / After - Manila Bay

RECENT REHABILITATION

This prompted the government to finally take rehabilitating Manila Bay seriously, starting on January 27, 2019. The rehabilitation will be in three phases, starting with cleaning up the bay and the sewage system, then relocation and infrastructure, and finally, making sure that the law is enforced and cleanliness maintained. If the DENR's "Manila Bay Action Plan" works, the bay will be swimmable again by December 2019.


sunset on manila bay
Nonetheless, this bay still has one of the best sunset spots in the country.

ALSO READ: Isko on Manila Bay rehab: 'Believe the process'
Klook.com

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