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LIBERTAD STP TO IMPROVE MANILA BAY WATER QUALITY

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is hopeful that the soon to rise Libertad sewage treatment plant (STP) and wastewater interceptor will further improve the water quality of Manila Bay. “The current fecal coliform level in Libertad Outfall 1 is at 160 million MPN (most probable number) per 100 ml (milliliters). But with […]

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MANILA BAY CLEANUP YIELDS 2 TRUCKLOADS OF TRASH

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Benhur Abalos personally supervised the agency’s cleanup operations at Manila Bay, as an influx of trash was swept into the bay due to heavy rains in the past days brought by southwest monsoon. At least 70 personnel from MMDA Metro Parkways Clearing Group were deployed to clean Manila Bay. […]

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DENR, ROTARY CLUB BEGIN LAGUNA DE BAY CLEANUP

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has partnered with the Rotary Club of Binangonan for the clean-up of Laguna de Bay to restore biodiversity, as well as help improve water flow, in time for the onset of the rainy season. “The cleanup of water bodies does not only contribute to biodiversity conservation. They […]

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Hobbies & Advocacies

SMC STARTS BIG PASIG RIVER REHAB WITH P2B BUDGET

San Miguel Corporation (SMC), in partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), other national government agencies, and Metro Manila mayors, yesterday officially launched its ambitious, five-year plan to clean up and rehabilitate the Pasig River.    The project is set to become the largest ever river rehabilitation project in the country, with […]

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MMDA LAUNCHES ‘METRO BAYANIHAN: I ❤️ MM’ – ABALOS

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority vowed to ramp up efforts to beautify and sanitize the metropolis amid the pandemic and before the rainy season starts as it begun a clean-up of Estero de Tripa de Gallina in Manila. Dubbed as “Metro Bayanihan: I ❤️️ MM”, the project includes intensified sidewalk clearing operations, cleaning of waterways, anti-littering […]

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MANILA BAY CLEANUP OPS CONTINUE – CIMATU

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has vowed to continue its cleanup operations in Manila Bay and its tributaries to help prevent flooding due to clogged waterways. “As the rehabilitation of Manila Bay pushes forward, we have not waned in our efforts to declog esteros in Metro Manila to ensure that these are […]

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DREDGING OF TULLAHAN-TINAJEROS RIVER SYSTEM BEGINS – CIMATU

The much-anticipated dredging project in the Tullahan-Tinajeros River System has begun, said the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). “It’s all systems go for the Tullahan-Tinajeros dredging project, which is an important part of the Manila Bay rehabilitation program,” DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu said. The 36.4-kilometer river system, which starts at the La Mesa […]

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DENR MORE DETERMINED TO REHABILITATE MANILA BAY – CIMATU

Rehabilitating a heavily polluted water body is proving to be an extremely difficult task, but the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) under the leadership of Secretary Roy Cimatu is more determined than ever to win the so-called “Battle for Manila Bay.” Cimatu, who chairs the Manila Bay Task Force (MBTF), said that much […]

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LESS TRASH COLLECTED IN CEMETERIES THIS YEAR – MMDA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reported collecting less trash in cemeteries from this year’s commemoration of “Undas” or All Saints’ Day and All Souls Day as compared to last year. MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago said the total volume of garbage collected by their personnel from Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, 2019, reached 47.65 tons […]

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Politics

PHILIPPINE RED CROSS TO LAUNCH CLEAN-UP DRIVE VS DENGUE-CARRYING MOSQUITOS – GORDON

More than just providing interventions for the thousands of people who are sick with dengue in the wake of the Department of Health’s recent declaration of a national alert on the disease, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), headed by Senator Dick Gordon, is set to launch a clean-up campaign to stem the further spread of […]