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Trash on Roxas Blvd. – a reminder from Manila Bay

WE have gotten used to having many of our streets flooded during the rainy season. What happened last Saturday was something new. Garbage from Manila Bay was thrown over the seawall by strong waves from the bay and filled Roxas Boulevard from Pedro Gil to Vito Cruz.

The local government has assured the city’s air remains breathable despite a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) that purportedly labeled them as one of the most polluted cities in the country.

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has noted a remarkable improvement in Metro Manila’s air quality in the 3rd quarter of 2011.

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