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Rains bring trash, water hyacinths to Manila Bay 'dolomite' beach


Due to incessant rains brought by enhanced southwest monsoon, trash and water hyacinths were washed ashore in Manila Bay's "white sand" area or "dolomite" beach, according to Jonathan Andal's report on Unang Balita on Thursday.

Residents said the trash probably came from the Pasig River and provinces surrounding Manila Bay.

Marshals, meanwhile, came in the morning and cleaned the mess, as seen on a tweet by Super Radyo dzBB's Isa Avendaño-Umali.

 

A 500-meter stretch of coastline near the US Embassy in Manila has been filled with sand made from tons of crushed dolomite boulders from the Visayas.

The use of artificial sand has been met with criticism, with environmental groups saying the facelift focuses only on aesthetics and has little to do with rehabilitation. —KBK, GMA News