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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:17 am 
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Guys, I will be a Digong supporter for life if he can clean-up Manila Bay...
Ilang presidente na ang dumaan wala man lang nagawa to protect and preserve our natural harbor.
If Digong can do it, I'd be a fan...

So post nyo na dito ang mga updates about Manila Bay clean-up...

Thanks.


PS. Boss Shiva, sana makapag post na tayo ng pics para may evidence tayo of the clean-up.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:34 am 
Gov’t eyeing road user’s tax for Manila Bay cleanup
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Malacañang on Tuesday said the government is planning to use the road user’s tax to fund an environmental cleanup and rehabilitation of Manila Bay.

This will happen once the Road Board, which manages the road user’s tax collections, is abolished, Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said.

The accumulated amount of road user’s tax is estimated at P45 billion.

The board is a collegial body composed of the secretaries of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Transportation (DOTr), Budget and Management (DBM), and Finance (DOF), as ex officio members, and three representatives of private transport organizations. The secretary of Public Works and Highways is the ex officio chairman of the Road Board.

Congress could appropriate the funds for rehabilitation works, estimated to cost around P47 billion, according to the Department of Budget and Management.

Apart from Manila Bay rehabilitation, the President and the Cabinet approved during their 33rd meeting on Monday to use the road user’s tax to finance hospital needs and help storm victims in Bicol Region.

Republic Act 8794, or An Act Imposing a Motor Vehicle User’s Charge on Owners of All Types of Motor Vehicles, mandates the Road Board to implement prudent and efficient management and use of the special funds.

The funds must be earmarked solely for adequate road maintenance and improvement of road drainage, adequate traffic light and road safety devices, and air pollution control at both the national and provincial levels.

Duterte wants the Road Board abolished, as it has turned into a “milking cow” of corrupt politicians.

Secretary Roy Cimatu earlier said the Department of Environment and Natural Resources will begin the rehabilitation of Manila Bay this January.

Cimatu was reported to have called the nearly 2,000-square kilometer body of water a “magnified cesspool” with high coliform level of 330 million most probable number (MPN) per 100 milliliters, compared with the safe level of 100 MPN/100ml.

The rehabilitation calls for a change in approach as the bay’s water quality has not improved despite a Supreme Court mandamus for cleanup issued in December 2008.

“We are putting up a Manila Bay command center, we will get the local government units more involved, and we will be more aggressive in enforcing environmental laws, particularly against the discharge of untreated wastewater into the bay,” Cimatu said. —VDS, GMA News


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:40 am 
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Plano pa lang naman yan...

Si Tabako may plano..
Si Bigote, si Pandak, si Panot...

Ang tanong, may nagawa ba?

Digong may plano...let's wait and see if may magagawa...

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:46 am 
JABEZJ wrote:
Plano pa lang naman yan...

Si Tabako may plano..
Si Bigote, si Pandak, si Panot...

Ang tanong, may nagawa ba?

Digong may plano...let's wait and see if may magagawa...


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...............waiting :?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:47 am 
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Boracay-like rehab eyed for Manila Bay
Louise Maureen Simeon (The Philippine Star) - December 17, 2018 - 12:00am


MANILA, Philippines — Following the six-month Boracay rehabilitation, the government is looking at replicating efforts to restore Manila Bay to its pristine state fit for recreation.

“We are preparing for an all-out strategy to bring the coliform concentration in Manila Bay to a safe level so that the people who reside near the bay will enjoy its waters and marine resources without fear of getting sick,” Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said yesterday.

The DENR warned of potential closure of establishments along the shores of Manila Bay that do not comply with environmental regulations.

Cimatu said the government would show the same level of political will in cleaning up the bay that spans parts of the National Capital Region, Central Luzon and Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) as it did in Boracay.

A report from the DENR Environmental Management Bureau showed that the fecal coliform level in the bay reached over 330 million most probable number per 100 milliliters, way above the safe level of only 100 MPN/100ml.

According to Cimatu, part of the DENR’s strategy is to ensure the compliance with environmental laws of local government units (LGUs) surrounding the bay.

“I am calling on the LGUs to step up their efforts in (the cleanup) because it is their constituents who will benefit from a rehabilitated Manila Bay,” he said.

A Manila Bay Command Center will be created to oversee the zonal operations of four field offices to be set up in six coastal cities in Metro Manila: Malabon-Navotas, Manila, Pasay-Parañaque and Las Piñas.

The field offices will be manned by DENR personnel, who would closely coordinate with city or municipal environment officers to ensure that cleanup activities and programs are carried out and sustained.

The DENR is also looking at technologies that would treat water of pollutants, whether directly discharged into the bay or through toilets, to address problems on human waste arising from the presence of informal settlers along the bay.

Cimatu said the DENR would also seek assistance from law enforcement agencies in going after violators of environmental laws, especially those who discharge untreated wastewater into the bay.

In 2008, the Supreme Court issued a continuing writ of mandamus, ordering 13 government agencies to clean up Manila Bay and restore its water quality to Class SB or safe for recreational activities such as swimming.

Class SB waters are also suitable for commercial propagation of shellfish and as spawning areas for milkfish and other similar species.

Manila Bay waters are considered the most polluted in the country due to domestic sewage, toxic industrial effluents from factories and shipping operations and leachate from garbage dumps, among others. – With Helen Flores

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:52 am 
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Duterte orders rehab of Manila Bay
posted January 08, 2019 at 11:50 pm by Manila Standard



President Rodrigo Duterte will issue an executive order to start the rehabilitation of the Manila Bay, Malacañang said on Tuesday after the President reportedly plans to use the multi-billion-peso road user’s tax to fund the cleanup.
Duterte warned establishments along Manila Bay that he will not hesitate to order their closure if they challenge his directive.

“Whether they like it or not, all of them, including the hotels, must put water treatment there for the waste discharge or else I will shut them down,” the President said.

“Do not challenge me. If we do not have tourists, so be it. We are not going to die without them. You do something about your waste there, or we will have closed down. That’s for sure,” he added.

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said Duterte and his Cabinet planned to use the revenue of the special road funds to finance the hospital needs and the clean-up of the polluted waters of Manila Bay.
The Palace official said that portion of the road user’s tax, as ordered by Duterte, will also be used to fund the flood control projects of areas in Bicol gravely hit by Tropical Depression “Usman.”

“The reason why President Duterte wants the Road Board abolished is for the funds from road user’s tax be placed to the national treasury. Congress will then enact another law appropriating the funds there to the specific purposes I mentioned,” Panelo said in a Palace press briefing.

Alhough the Cabinet did not lay out a specific timeline for the rehabilitation process of Boracay, Panelo said Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu hoped to finish the cleanup of the Manila Bay, including the rivers and estuaries, by the end of Duterte’s presidency.

“There is no specific. He [Cimatu] said it depends. What is important to the President is that we will cleanup this Manila Bay,” he said.

Asked if the government will warn several stakeholders and establishments operating near Manila Bay, the Palace official said: “No, we don’t have to warn them. They know the policy of the government.”

“Well, in Boracay, there are a lot of stakeholders, but it required the political will of the President and he will do it. To my mind, what is very important is finally we are going to start cleaning Manila Bay. That’s important there, we are starting it,” Panelo said.
“The policy of the government is if you violate certain regulations, then you have to pay for that. Whatever we did in Boracay, we will apply it to all,” Panelo added.

Last month, Cimatu described the cleanup of the polluted coastal waters as a “difficult challenge.”

The DENR chief said they have divided the rehabilitation of the Manila Bay into four areas: Metro Manila and the provinces of Cavite, Bulacan, and Bataan.

The department also plans to check on establishments, factories and creeks that dispose of wastewater into the bay, stressing that they are determined to close establishment found violating environmental laws.

The DENR estimates that some P47 billion will be needed to clean the entirety of Manila Bay.

The planned rehabilitation will also require the relocation of thousands of illegal settlers, noting that their household waste contributes to 70 percent of pollution in the area.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:53 am 
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How can you help?
You start by picking up your own trash and dumping it in the appropriate bin, okay?

Then advise all your members in the federation..


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:54 am 
taray






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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:03 am 
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I agree with Blitzky...
We can help in our own little ways...

Baka yan din na discuss ng federasyon nila..
At least may magagawa...

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:05 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:48 am 
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Tama si blitz in fairness. :D





Tulad dito sa pacland tinatapon natin sa tamang kalalagyan ang mga basurang tulad ni blitzky at ano. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:25 am 
:celebrate: wooohoooo ! :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:54 pm 
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Tuloy tuloy lang ang clean up drive. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:18 pm 
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The cleaning up of Manila Bay starts now
SHOOTING STRAIGHT - Bobit S. Avila
(The Philippine Star) - January 8, 2019 - 12:00am


The first week of the New Year 2019 has passed and things are happening fast like the text I got from my dear friend, Commodore Robert “Bobby” Joseph who text me last Friday this message “I am glad that Sec. Roy Cimatu has decided once and for all to clean up Manila Bay in One Year! The Manila Bay Yacht Club (MYC) and the Rotary Club of Manila is supporting the project of Sec. Cimatu. Come Jan. 15th local government officials will meet at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to listen to Sec. Cimatu’s plans and strategies. It is expected that more organizations will join this development and building owners are expected to have their sewage treatment plants installed immediately. Thank you Chief of the DENR to be the first serious leader to make this happen.”

I love to hear good news in the first week of January. Actually this already materialized way back in 2013 when the Supreme Court (SC) supported the call to have the Manila Bay waters cleaned up. If you recall, it was on December 18, 2008, when the Supreme Court issued the mandamus directing 13 government agencies – DENR, Metro Manila Development Authority; Departments of Environment and Natural Resources; Education; Health; Agriculture-Bureau of Fisheries; Public Works and Highways; Budget and Management; Interior and Local Government; Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine National Police-Maritime Group, Philippine Ports Authority, Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System, and Local Water Utilities Administration – to clean up, rehabilitate and preserve Manila Bay in their different capacities to clean up the Manila Bay.

But somehow because the Aquino government’s wasn’t serious about anything, years passed and no one cared about Manila Bay until we wrote to challenge Sir Bobby Joseph as the MYC made him their Commodore. But the cleaning up of Manila Bay can really be done if the top leaders of the national government make it their advocacy.

To be totally honest about it… no one thought that Pres. Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte would be serious in his call to clean up the “Cesspool” in the fable isle of Boracay… but the President showed us that he had the political will to do things though impossible by many and he did it. Six months later Boracay has reopened, not a hundred percent, but at least it is no longer the cesspool that it once was.

The DENR is aiming to rehabilitate the heavily-polluted Manila Bay and eventually make it fit for swimming once again. DENR Secretary Cimatu pointed out “The current level now is 330 million MPN. The objective is to bring it to a level, which it can be swimmable. The coliform level must be less than 100 mpn.” MPN refers to most probable number of fecal coliform bacteria per 100 milliliter. So this is the marching orders of the DENR Secretary starting in the month of January. Sec. Cimatu said the DENR’s initiative to rehabilitate the Manila Bay is in accordance with the writ of continuing mandamus to clean up the body of water issued a decade ago.

Again, I’d like to point out that the SC issued that mandamus to 13 government agencies in the Year 2008 that is 11 years ago that these government agencies defied our SC. Make me wonder why the SC did not sanction these agencies that willfully defied an SC order? Perhaps my good friend, Atty. Antonio Oposa did not file any cases against these agencies, but I would like to believe that their defiance had nothing to do with corruption; rather it is simply common government incompetence that made them defy the SC! Perhaps this time around, newly appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Lucas Bersamin would come up with a new set of rules or penalties for agencies that refuse a Supreme Court order.

Meanwhile, unlike Boracay which has numerous resorts that were in trouble… in Manila Bay there are no resorts except for a few that could be in trouble. But this Jan. 15th meeting with the Local Government officials and the DENR someone should tell them that there are a lot of great tourism projects that could be created if the waters of Manila Bay would be cleaned. One of them is the coming of cruise ships into Manila because there are enough business destinations for tourists to come and visit.

Sure people may soon be able to swim in Manila Bay, but it should be on a well-guarded place or destination. Then there are tourist boats that can bring tourists to place like Cavite and the site of the famous Battle of Manila Bay…a tourism project that was never made because the Manila Bay just smell like a huge toilet. We should not forget that Manila Bay is a historical destination but realize that it can never be a tourism destination for as long as the national government doesn’t spearhead this clean up drive… best of all, we have a Pres. Duterte who has the political will to do this!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:39 pm 
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Seven Sigma wrote:
How can you help?
You start by picking up your own trash and dumping it in the appropriate bin, okay?

Then advise all your members in the federation..



Yan ba order mo sa federasyon mo?

In fairness may sense


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