Manila Bay - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Manila Bay

ARTICLE FINDER

95 LGUs around Manila Bay violating environmental laws – DILG

Feb 14, 2019 - 2:20 PM

These local government units won't face complaints just yet, as the Department of the Interior and Local Government will first help them with compliance

NO PUNISHMENT YET. The DILG foregoes filing complaints against the LGUs, saying that they want to assist them first. Photo by: Lito Borras/Rappler

[OPINION] Rehabilitation over reclamation for Manila Bay

Feb 11, 2019 - 2:51 PM

Reclamation projects are poised to benefit only the privileged few, while the underemployed Filipinos of today would remain stuck in unideal working conditions

Local and foriegn tourist flock the Manila Bay on February 5, 2019. Photo by: Lito Borras/Rappler

The week in photos: February 2-8, 2019

Feb 10, 2019 - 12:08 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

NAKED RUNNERS. Members of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity participate in the 42nd Oblation Run at the University of the Philippines, Diliman on February 8, 2019. Photo by Lisa David/Rappler

MISLEADING: Manila Bay ‘resort,’ ‘soon-to-be-beach’ photos

Feb 08, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Cleaning the bay requires years of interconnected solutions to a huge, complex environmental-metropolitan problem besides simple picking up of trash

Fecal coliform levels in Manila Bay still high – DENR

Feb 06, 2019 - 4:55 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says the government has not yet fully cleaned Manila Bay, and swimming there could lead to illnesses

SWIMMERS BEWARE. Splashing around in Manila Bay's waters can lead to a number of illnesses as fecal coliform levels are still way above the safe levels. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Manila Bay cleanup: High hopes, murky plans

Feb 05, 2019 - 11:05 AM

The recent photos of Manila Bay are Instagram-worthy, but don’t get too excited just yet. We have a long, long way to go.

Abu Sayyaf leader Sawadjaan 'mastermind' in Jolo Cathedral bombing | Evening wRap

Feb 04, 2019 - 8:46 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Acor Arceo

Manila Bay not yet safe for swimming – DOH

Feb 04, 2019 - 3:40 PM

The Department of Health says the public should wait until tests on the quality of Manila Bay's waters are completed

REHABILITATION. Volunteers, mostly government workers gathered on January 27, 2019, to clean up the coastline to start the Manila Bay rehabilitation. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte transfers power to approve reclamation to Office of the President

Feb 04, 2019 - 9:11 AM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte strips NEDA of the power to approve reclamation projects and transfers it to the Philippine Reclamation Authority which he also puts under his office

PICTURE PERFECT. An artist sketches his ideal view of the Manila Bay during the start of its rehabilitation on January 27, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] 7 reasons why we should oppose Manila Bay reclamation projects

Feb 03, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Reclamation will only benefit a privileged few

The week in photos: January 26-February 1, 2019

Feb 02, 2019 - 12:32 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

'HOT SPRING'. People enjoy a dip in a hotpot-shaped hot spring pool at a hotel in Hangzhou in China's Zhejiang province on January 27, 2019, to promote a healthy lifestyle in the run-up to the Lunar New Year which begins the first week of February. Photo by AFP

Makabayan lawmakers want Manila Bay rehab postponed

Jan 29, 2019 - 4:25 PM

The progressive legislators want the government to first focus on properly consulting informal settlers who will be displaced by the Manila Bay cleanup

REHAB POSTPONEMENT? Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao poses with several fisherfolk and peasant women from Cavite who seek the postponement of the Manila Bay rehabilitation. Photo from Casilao's office

LOOK: Which part of Manila Bay is swimmable?

Jan 29, 2019 - 3:25 PM

For bodies of water to be safe for swimming, the coliform levels should only be at 100 most probable number per milliliters

Gov't to deploy modern tech, boat skimmers for Manila Bay rehab

Jan 28, 2019 - 2:45 PM

The government is banking on volunteers and modern technology to clean Manila Bay

IN PHOTOS: Bayanihan for Manila Bay

Jan 27, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Around 5,000 volunteers participate in the rehabilitation of Manila Bay

3 restaurants found polluting Manila Bay, water cut off

Jan 27, 2019 - 1:40 PM

The Laguna Lake Development Authority cuts off the water supply of 3 establishments operating near Manila Bay due to environmental violations

Manila Bay cleanup kicks off

Jan 27, 2019 - 9:50 AM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says it will be handing out cease and desist orders to at least 4 major establishments which have violated environmental laws

Photo by Ralf Rivas/Rappler

DILG orders 5,700 barangays to clean up Manila Bay every week

Jan 25, 2019 - 6:36 PM

The DILG says all villages within and near the Manila Bay area must conduct cleanup activities and provide proper documentation

Rappler Talk: Cleaning up Manila Bay

Jan 25, 2019 - 3:55 PM

Rappler talks to Gil Jacinto of the UP Marine Science Institute and Tony La Viña, former DENR Undersecretary, to make sense of the problems surrounding Manila Bay's rehabilitation


Lawmaker says DENR 'remiss' in taking care of Manila Bay

Jan 24, 2019 - 6:14 PM

'Why did they allow this to continue for so many years?' says Quezon City 2nd District Representative Winston Castelo, chairperson of the House committee on Metro Manila development

MURKY. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año says nobody wants to swim in Manila Bay's murky waters. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

[OPINION] In defense of Manila Bay

Jan 18, 2019 - 12:15 PM

Manila Bay now has 330 million units of fecal bacteria – a far cry from its one million units 20 years ago. What needs to be done?

File photos from Shutterstock

DENR to fine establishments up to P200,000 for polluting Manila Bay

Jan 15, 2019 - 9:10 PM

‘They have to pay a penalty for dirtying the environment,’ Cimatu said

Department of Environment and Natural Resources personnel conducts an inspection at Estero de San Antonio Abad along Mabini Street connecting to Manila bay in Manila on 11 January 2019 to determine how a large amount of coliform made its way to Manila Bay. Photo - Lito Borras

Establishments may face closure due to Manila Bay rehab

Jan 11, 2019 - 3:01 PM

(UPDATED) Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says some establishments dump their untreated waste directly into Manila Bay

Suspect in Cotabato City bombing surrenders | Evening wRap

Jan 08, 2019 - 10:43 PM

Watch the evening wRap with Ralf Rivas

Duterte threatens closure of establishments polluting Manila Bay

Jan 08, 2019 - 7:38 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte orders the DILG and DENR to proceed with plans to clean up Manila Bay, as they did with Boracay

POLLUTED BEACH. Residents swim in the garbage-infested shores of Manila Bay. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte wants road user's tax revenues for Manila Bay cleanup, hospitals

Jan 08, 2019 - 5:03 PM

But since the law states that road user's tax proceeds can only be used for road maintenance projects, President Duterte will wait for the Road Board's abolition before asking Congress to allow such use of the funds

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 33rd Cabinet Meeting held at the Malacañan Palace on January 7, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

After Boracay, DENR eyes rehabilitating Manila Bay

Dec 16, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu hopes Filipinos will be able to safely swim in Manila Bay someday

POLLUTED BEACH. Residents swim in the garbage-infested shores of Manila Bay. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LOOK: European Union joins Manila Bay cleanup

Sep 23, 2018 - 8:38 PM

The European Union's ambassador to the Philippines, Franz Jessen, says Europe is one with the Philippines in helping remove plastic wastes from the ocean

CLEANING MANILA BAY. The EU Delegation in the Philippines joins a recent cleanup of Manila Bay. Photos courtesy of EU Delegation in the Philippines

The week in photos: August 11-17, 2018

Aug 18, 2018 - 9:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

In this photo taken on August 11, 2018, Indian people watch a 'Wall of Death' show at a fair in the outskirts of Ajmer, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. / AFP PHOTO / HIMANSHU SHARMA

Forest rangers of Freedom Island fight losing battle vs plastic pollution

Jun 30, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Because of the immense volume of plastic trash in Manila Bay, forest rangers of Freedom Island and Long Islang in Parañaque say coastal cleanups are not enough

PLASTIC EVERYWHERE. Coastal cleanups are not enough to save Freedom and Long Islands in Manila Bay. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The state of Manila Bay

Jun 08, 2018 - 3:39 PM

June 8 is World Oceans Day, a day to celebrate our shared oceans and their importance in everyday life. How much love and care have we given Manila Bay?

Residents from the poor communities of Metro Manila beat the summer heat by taking a dip along the a reclaimed shoreline in Baseco, Tondo

LOOK: Japanese destroyer ‘Setogiri’ arrives in Manila

May 25, 2018 - 1:40 PM

The Asagiri-class destroyer of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, which has arrived with a helicopter and about 200 officers and crew, will be docked overnight at Pier 15 in South Harbor

Photo credit: Philippine Navy

U.S. flexes muscle in the Philippines amid concerns vs China

Feb 18, 2018 - 8:34 AM

'We wish to continue working closely with the Philippine military,' says Lieutenant Commander Tim Hawkins, USS Carl Vinson public affairs officer

US PRESENCE. The USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier of the Philippine Navy arrives in Manila for a routine port call. Rappler photo

DENR suspends garbage facility leaking waste into Manila Bay

Oct 08, 2017 - 12:48 PM

This comes after the firm's garbage transfer facility in Tondo was found to be leaking solid wastes into Manila Bay

Cimatu investigates dumping of solid waste into Manila Bay

Sep 28, 2017 - 4:43 PM

The Environmental Management Bureau has already summoned PHILECO officials to a technical conference on October 3

Police 'dumping bodies' of drug war victims

Jul 31, 2017 - 8:35 AM

Local fishermen tell Al Jazeera they have been hired by authorities to dispose of bodies as trash in the Manila Bay

A man picks up garbage washed ashore at Manila Bay on July 29, 2017 after Typhoon Nesat hit the Philippines. Eloisa Lopez/AFP

Estrada approves building 3 islands at Manila Bay for new commercial district

Jun 06, 2017 - 7:50 PM

The city government says the reclamation project dubbed Horizon Manila is expected to generate hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions of pesos in revenues

NEW LANDS. Horizon Manila is only one of many reclamation projects being pursued by Manila mayor and former president Joseph "Erap" Estrada.

San Miguel to propose $2-B Metro Manila spillway project

May 29, 2017 - 7:40 PM

In exchange Ramon Ang wants the government to give San Miguel the right to use waste materials from Laguna de Bay for power generation

FLOOD CONTROL. To be built at no cost to the government, Ang says he will push through with it if the government will give San Miguel the right to use the waste materials for its planned power generation capacity. Rappler file photo

Okada Manila set to open for Christmas preview

Dec 21, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Under the plan Okada Manila will have a two wing hotel with 993 rooms ranging from 55 square meters for deluxe rooms to 1 400 sqm villas

NEXT BIG THING? Tiger Entertainment unveils Kazuo Okada's US $2 billion investment in Manila dubbed to be the next grandiose entertainment complex in the region. Photo courtesy of Tiger Entertainment

Seized cargo vessel sinks in Manila Bay

Jul 17, 2016 - 3:39 PM

M V Captain Ufuk was first seized in 2009 in Bataan for arms smuggling

Paddles Up Dragon Boat Tour begins Sunday

Nov 27, 2015 - 7:18 PM

The competition will have a total of 5 legs

3 teens swept away by Manila Bay waves amid Lando

Oct 19, 2015 - 12:29 AM

They’re now all safe says Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno as his city government implements precautionary measures for Typhoon Lando Koppu

'NO-WALK ZONE.' The Manila city government declares the Manila Bay area as a 'no-walk zone' on October 18, 2015, as a precautionary measure against Typhoon Lando (Koppu). Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

University Belt eyed as ‘no-walk zone’ due to Lando

Oct 18, 2015 - 7:56 PM

The Manila City government also turns the Manila Bay area into a ‘no walk zone’ due to Typhoon Lando Koppu

'NO-WALK ZONE.' Filipinos carry their belongings along Manila Bay in Manila, Philippines, on October 18, 2015, as Typhoon Lando (Koppu) slams into the northern Philippines. Manila Bay is eventually declared a 'no-walk zone' due to Lando. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

Kazuo Okada, Tonyboy Cojuangco partner for casino project

Jul 30, 2015 - 5:02 PM

Tiger Resorts had to endure bumps on the road in its pursuit of the 2 billion Manila Bay Resorts Integrated Resort and Casino including a falling out with its previous local partner and PAGCOR s threat to suspend its gaming license

Tiger Resort's Manila Bay Casino Resort Project

Anti-Fisheries Code protest undermines fight vs illegal fishing

Jul 24, 2015 - 7:56 PM

The amended Fisheries Code has saved the Philippines from losing billions of pesos in fish exports to the European Union groups remind those against the new rules

Century Properties withdraws case vs Okada group

May 14, 2015 - 4:34 PM

The Jose E B Antonio led property firm settles amicably with the Japanese tycoon after a year of disagreement over the aborted joint venture to build an integrated resort and casino project

PH threatens to suspend Japanese tycoon's casino license

May 12, 2015 - 6:55 PM

Regulators confiscate a P100 million assurance bond from Kazuo Okada’s Tiger Resorts Leisure and Entertainment as the firm requests for more time to complete its planned 1 billion casino project

Century Properties files for HK arbitration over casino deal

Apr 23, 2015 - 4:37 PM

The move is prompted by the Court of Appeals decision to junk a Makati court ruling that stops Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada from terminating the deal

Ton of fish in Manila Bay dead due to ammonia

Feb 18, 2015 - 11:05 AM

Ammonia is a chemical compound that comes from decomposing animals and animal waste It may have come from agricultural domestic and industrial wastes

DIRTY WATER. A rubbish collector gathers floating plastic garbage in Manila Bay. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

The return of Baywalk’s banished ‘bedspacers’

Jan 24, 2015 - 4:16 PM

Strange how a day before Pope Francis comes to Manila 100 or so people seem to have vanished They seem to have magically disappeared from the same place where the sea swallows the sun

LEFT IN THE DARK. Manila Bay is the site of many majestic sunsets. It is also home to about 100 Baywalk bedspacers, whose future remains bleak. Photo by George Moya/Rappler