The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is looking to fill 500 meters of the bay walk on Roxas Boulevard with white sand under the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program.
According to Jun Veneracion’s report on “24 Oras,” enough white sand has already been prepared to fill up the stretch of the bay walk.
“Gagawin white sand itong, dito sa may bay walk area para makita ng tao na kapag puti ang kulay ng isang bagay, kailangan pangalagaan mo ito at ‘wag mo dumihan,” DENR undersecretary Benny Antiporda said.
On September 19, the international coastal clean up day, authorities are expecting that white sand will already be seen in the area.
Should the plan push through, several members of the Cabinet of the Philippines will oversee the program on the same day.
At present, however, the Manila Bay’s water quality is still inconsistent.
“Pero ‘yung water quality natin, of course, hinahabol pa natin. Ayaw natin palusungin ang mga tao dito na merong health risk,” he said. -Joahna Lei Casilao/NB, GMA News