BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Baguio Bureau) – The controversial makeover of Manila Bay by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is nothing compared to what the agency did in Baguio City.
DENR has imported white sand/dolomite from Cebu and dumped it on part of the beach at Manila Bay. The move has elicited not just a few criticism from environmentalists as well as politicians and netizens.
In Baguio, DENR has replaced the murky water at the city’s Burnham Lake with water imported from the Pacific Ocean, and the result was amazing. The lake now sparkles with blue water, providing a scenic backdrop for the for-hire paddle boats that Burnham Park is famous for.
So far, there have been no complaints from Baguio residents.
The lake’s new look awaits tourists as the city begins to open up outside tourism later this month.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The controversial white sanding at Manila Bay is not the only such project in Metro Manila, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
The agency, criticized for bringing in white sand/rocks from Cebu to fill the shores of the bay, said it has just quietly completed a similar project at Vice President Leni Robredo’s official residence — the Boracay Mansion in Quezon City.
”We wanted to make sure that the OVP headquarters lives up to what Boracay island is world-famous for — white sand.
Looks fake but pristine…
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has proposed a compromise with critics of the white sanding of Manila Bay. It was immediately accepted by the critics.
Instead of just white sand from Cebu, the ‘landfill’ of the bay will be combined with pink sand to be brought in from Zamboanga. In addition, green shrubs will be planted along the beach for a nice tri-color effect.
Just like the popular Filipino rice cake delicacy, sapin-sapin.