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Time for a plan to  clean up Manila Bay

Time for a plan to clean up Manila Bay

The children of squatter families living along a creek of the Estero de Magdalena in Tondo, Manila, were seen helping collect garbage from the waterway last week as heavy rains flooded many parts of Metro Manila. But that really was not a job for children; It was a job for city officials and workers.

Need for community vigilance

Headline-hogging issues like Boracay closure, Manila Bay garbage, or Davao’s motor-riding criminals are reflections on how public awareness on developments that affect people are tolerated. Often, the blame is heaped on the oversights and neglect by authorities.

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MBC Clean-Up Run set July 15

Manila Broadcasting Company will stage the 7th Manila Bay Clean-Up Run on July 15 to generate funds to institute systematic long-term solutions to environmental sanitation problems that have beset the country’s coastal resources and tributaries.

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Every summer, bathers still soak themselves in the poor man’s beach – Manila Bay – totally unmindful of the health hazards posed by swimming in the bay’s extremely polluted waters.

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A new ferry system for the Pasig river

We have long had some ferry boats providing transportation up and down the Pasig River, but this system seems to have been neglected and now virtually abandoned.

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Metro waste water worse than ‘Bora’

Waste water in Metro Manila is worse than Boracay, according to the chief regulator of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System.

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