There is probably no question that the Duterte government‘s 2017-2022 plan to clean up and rehabilitate the gravely polluted Manila Bay, at the cost of P43 billion, is a most welcome, although much-delayed, development. Much-delayed because it was in 2008 that the Supreme Court granted the petition for a writ of continuing mandamus filed —…
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A reclamation project threatens to bring loss of livelihood and homes to Navotas fisherfolk.
By MARYA SALAMAT
“Further reclamation of Manila Bay will greatly endanger the fragile marine ecosystem which contributes to food production and mitigates the disastrous effects of calamities and floods in nearby areas.” – People’s Network for the Integrity of Coastal Habitats and Ecosystems
South Manila residents oppose reclamation project (Photo by Ronalyn V. Olea)