Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission - updates

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Cynthia Villar wants to drastically cut Pasig River rehab body’s budget

Sep 28, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Senator Cynthia Villar wants the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission's budget for 2020 to be cut by half and claims that the body should not be doing relocation projects

Duterte fires Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission executive director

Sep 10, 2019 - 6:30 PM

(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte does not say why he has axed Jose Antonio Goitia, but has threatened to throw him into the Pasig River

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds a press conference at the Malacañan Palace on September 4, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Huge fish from Pasig River not safe to eat

Aug 14, 2019 - 6:29 PM

It's good news that fish have started to appear in the Pasig River, but they're not good enough to eat just yet because of high coliform

3 teens rescued from Pasig River by dredging crew

Aug 10, 2019 - 7:56 PM

River Warriors of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission save the teens, who had not expected the current to be that strong

RIVER RESCUE. River Warriors of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission prepare to rescue 3 teenagers found nearly drowning in the river. Screenshot from PRRC video

PRRC to speed up projects after low completion rate in 2018

Jun 04, 2019 - 9:21 AM

The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission says it will be on track to finish its projects by 2019

A man clean the Estero de Magdalena at Recto in Binondo, Manila on 30 March 2019. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources will start the simultaneous clean-up of estero tommorrow March 31, 2019.  Photo by: Lito Borras/Rappler

COA: Most funds for waterways rehab used in 2018, but projects unfinished

Jun 02, 2019 - 7:55 PM

The Commission on Audit says the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission failed to anticipate problems in the implementation of projects for waterways

Aldemar Vallos, 27, collects recycleable plastic in the Pasig River in Manila on June 21, 2014. Vallos earns an average of 1 USD a day by selling the plastics to a junkshop. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS (Photo by NOEL CELIS / AFP)

Gov't puts trash traps, warns 'esteroristas' in Pasig River

May 06, 2018 - 8:50 PM

The problem begins in waterways such as the San Juan River, now the most polluted in Metro Manila

SEA OF TRASH. Volunteers collect garbage in the San Juan River. Photo courtesy of PRRC

Philippines' Pasig River a finalist for international award

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:10 PM

The Pasig River is going up against the Tweed River in Scotland the San Antonio River in Texas and the Nushagak and Kvichak Rivers in Alaska

What drives Gina Lopez?

Aug 01, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez vows to make things happen now that she s in government What keeps her going?

LOVE FOR COUNTRY. DENR Secretary Gina Lopez, a longtime environment advocate, talks to Rappler about what it's like to be on the other side of the fence. Screenshot from Rappler

COA: Pasig River commission slow to relocate informal settlers

Jun 28, 2016 - 10:07 AM

The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission failed to hit its target of relocating 2 973 families living near the river the Commission on Audit says

REHABILITATION. The PRRC aims to clean up waterways and tributaries of the Pasig River. Photo from the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission

Free ride, coffee as MMDA reopens Pasig ferry system

Apr 25, 2014 - 3:19 PM

The ferry service will be free for passengers for one week starting April 28 to May 2 from 6 am to 7 pm

BRING IT BACK. In this file photo, a family looks the river banks while on a ferry boat travelling along the Pasig River. The ferry service was shut down in 2011 due to losses. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Esteros and the river warriors

Sep 07, 2012 - 4:50 PM

The new Estero de Paco showcases how restoring the Pasig River s creeks can help mitigate floods

Estero de Paco today. Photo by Carlos Santamaria