Posts Tagged Manila Bay

Dolomite not washed out; black sand ‘washed in’ — DENR

Marje Pelayo   •   October 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu conducted a surprise inspection of the Manila Bay Beach Nourishment site on Wednesday (October 14). Accompanied by Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta, Cimatu visited...

Dolomite sand in Manila Bay not hazardous — DENR

Marje Pelayo   •   October 2, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) and Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) released on Thursday (October 1) the results of...

Duterte commends Cimatu for Manila Bay white sand project

Marje Pelayo   •   September 22, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — In his public address Monday evening (September 21), President Rodrigo Duterte lauded the efforts of Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu in the full rehabilitation of Manila Bay.  The...

LIST: Rerouting scheme at Roxas Blvd. on Sept. 19 in line with the Int’l Coastal Clean-up in Manila Bay Walk

Marje Pelayo   •   September 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The city government of Manila announced a rerouting of vehicular traffic in selected areas for Sunday (September 19). This is to give way to the staging of...

DENR denies dolomite caused fish kill in Manila Bay

Marje Pelayo   •   September 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – A video taken by Regine Nequia, president of Baseco Seaside Neighborhood Association (BASA), showed dead fish floating in Manila Bay near the Baseco Compound on Thursday (September...

Environmental group launches online petition vs Manila Bay white sand project

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 9, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Marine conservation group, Oceana Philippines, has launched an online petition to stop the “white sand” project of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Manila...

Cimatu defends Manila Bay white sand project, says dolomite is safe

Marje Pelayo   •   September 9, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu defended the white sand beach project in Manila Bay saying the use of dolomite generally poses no health risk.  The official acknowledged, however,...

Critics eyeing writ of kalikasan vs Manila Bay white sand project

Robie de Guzman   •   September 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Several environmental groups are planning to file a petition for writ of kalikasan to halt the project of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to...

Crushed dolomite along Manila Bay can cause respiratory issues, DOH says

Robie de Guzman   •   September 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday warned that the inhalation of crushed dolomite rock – the material used in the artificial white sand dumped along the...

Groups opposing ‘white sand’ project in Manila Bay to seek congressional intervention

Marje Pelayo   •   September 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Several environmental groups opposing the dumping of white sand on a portion of Manila Bay along Roxas Boulevard plan to elevate their concerns to the House of...

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