Manila Bay as being rehabilitated by the Philippine's environmental department is gaining more attention now after seeing this news.
People crowd the newly rehabilitated portion of Manila Bay covered by artificial white sand on International Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 19.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) shared a new photo of the white sand-filled Manila Bay this Saturday morning.
“This is Baywalk along Roxas Boulevard,” they said on their post.
Many are talking about it now and congratulate the department for the accomplishment.
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The Manila Bay beach nourishment has been a hot topic on social media the past 2 weeks because of the sand used is 'dolomite' which many claims that it is harmful for the environment and for the people. However, DENR along with DILG, contradict that claim.
Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko’ Domagoso shows his support to the project and believes on what DENR is doing.
On his interview with Karen Davila, the Manila Mayor said, “two years ago pa ito e. Hindi ito nasimulan nang isang linggo, isang buwan o nung January, this is two years ago, so it didn’t happen overnight. It’s just that your attention or some other individuals’ attention was called when it is white sand. But what if it is black sand?”
“Muli po tayong nagpapasalamat kay DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu sa kanyang tuloy-tuloy na pangunguna sa rehabilitasyon ng Manila Bay. Ang Lungsod ng Maynila ang isa sa mga pangunahing lugar na makikinabang sa inyong pagpupunyagi,” Domagoso said on his Facebook post.