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Upang mas mapabilis ang paglilinis ng Manila Bay, gumagamit ng makabagong teknolohiy atulad ng skimmer sa rehabilitasyon ng ilog. Ayon sa pinakahuling ulat ng Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), na siyang nagmo-monitor ng paghahakot ng basura gamit ang naturang skimmer mula noong Hunyo 27, umabot na sa 4,120 sako ng water hyacinths at iba’tibang uri ng basura ang nakuha sa makasaysayang ilog mula nang magsimula ang “Battle for Manila Bay”.  Pinangunahan ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources sa pamumuno ni Secretary Roy A. Cimatu ang rehabilitasyon ng Manila Bay batay sa Administrative Order No. 16 ni Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte na inilabas noong Pebrero 19 ng kasalukuyang taon.#

Environmental lawyer and activist Atty. Antonio Oposa, Jr. (right) looks at paintings depicting Manila Bay during the Art for Manila Bay Rehabilitation Exhibit organized by the Dynamic Art Group and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) at The Gallery of the Solaire Resort and Casino in Parañaque City. In 1999, Oposa acted as counsel for concerned residents of Manila Bay joined by other respondents who sued the government for its failure to protect Manila Bay for the future generations of Filipinos. The suit led the Supreme Court to issue in 2008 the Writ of Continuing Mandamus to 12 government agencies, including the DENR, for the rehabilitation of Manila Bay and the restoration of its water quality to make it fit for swimming and other contact recreation. Joining Oposa is DENR Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units Concerns Benny D. Antiporda. The exhibit runs until July 27, 2019.#

Artenthusiasts view the vibrant artworks of member-artists of the Dynamic Art Group portraying the beauty of Manila Bay and the government’s ongoing efforts to rehabilitate it. The exhibit, entitled “Art for Manila Bay Rehabilitation”, aims to “give a clearer picture of the current and possible future achievements” of the rehabilitation program, as well as to boost tourism and renew appreciation of the bay and its natural splendor. The exhibit at The Gallery of the Sky Tower, Solaire Resort and Casino in Parañaque City, opened on June 18 and will run until July 27, 2019. Participating artists include Vic Bachoco, Esther Garcia, maxi Ramos, Jun Rocha, August Santiago, Fernando Sena, Fritz Silorio, Bing Siochi, Ely Tablizo, and Myk Velasco. #

Environment Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units Concerns and current Lions Club International (LCI) District 301-A2 incumbent First Vice Governor Benny D. Antiporda (extreme right) enjoys a light moment with the participants of the Environmental Orientation on solid waste management, biodiversity conservation and environmental laws, and the Educational Tour for PWDs and senior citizen (SCs) held at the Biodiversity Management Bureau Training Center in Quezon City on July 10, 2019. Among the participants of the two events were PWDs and SCs from the PWD Affairs Office of Quezon City, and Gabay ng mga May Kapansanan sa Malabon (GMKMI). The DENR and LCI through Antiporda plan to partner for more projects that would engage PWDs and SCs for the care of the environment and natural resources.#

 

Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) employees participate in the clean up drive along the 225-meter coastline of Barangay 275 Zone 25 in Parola, Tondo, Manila on July 6. Some1,500 sacks of solid wasteswere collectedfrom the area and loaded in the trash boatdonated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the ongoing rehabilitation of Manila Bay. ###