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Cimatu blames public as trash litters Manila Bay dolomite project

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Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu blamed the public for the piles of trash swept toward Manila Bay that nearly covered the controversial "white sand" or "dolomite" beach project of the department.

In Emil Sumangil's report on "24 Oras," Cimatu said there was nothing wrong with the design of the dolomite beach.

"Ang nakikita kong pumapasok diyan sa Manila Bay Walk ngayon ay basura nanggagaling sa other places," he said.

He said he has coordinated with several local government units to impose fines those who will be caught littering in the area.

Cimatu said the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will soon launch a proper waste disposal project.

But while it is still in the process of planning, he said the DENR will continue to conduct cleanup drives.

Earlier,  trash and water hyacinths were washed ashore in Manila Bay's dolomite beach due to incessant rains brought by enhanced southwest monsoon.—Ma. Angelica Garcia/LDF, GMA News

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