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Geology expert warns wall against storm surges will not necessarily prevent disaster

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An oil spill caused the spread of a large reddish stain over Manila Bay, posing potential health and environmental hazards, authorities say. AFP/Philippine Coast Guard

Proponents of the Manila Bay reclamation allayed fears that the project would set off a catastrophe similar to what happened to Tacloban City, saying that sea walls meant to reflect waves would lessen the strength of storm surges.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Bay project won’t block sunset view’

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The proposed reclamation project will not obstruct or hide from public view Manila Bay’s world-famous sunset.

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Protest vs Manila Bay projects sends 85-year-old artist back to front line

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BETSY WESTENDORP, showing a past writeup on her environmental campaign, rejoins the movement to protect her favorite art subject.

Students, artists, urban poor groups and heritage conservationists formed a human chain facing the famous Manila Bay sunset on Tuesday to campaign against reclamation projects in the area.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Cavite, Laguna folk told: Reclamation not harmful

Birds feed at the Las Piñas-Parañaque Coastal Lagoon in Manila Bay. A reclamation project threatens to destroy the nature reserve and bird sanctuary. AFP FILE PHOTO

A company planning to reclaim a 149-hectare portion of Manila Bay to build a site for offices, factories and residential areas on Saturday sought to assure residents of coastal areas of Manila Bay, including those in Cavite and Laguna, that the project would have no adverse effects on their communities.

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Realty exec defends Manila Bay reclamation

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RESHAPING THE COAST  A map of the “Solar City’’ reclamation project as envisioned by Manila Goldcoast Development Corp. MGDC Photo

“Stop the disinformation.” The head of the real estate firm behind a proposed multibillion-peso reclamation project on Manila Bay made this appeal, as he urged critics to “look at the bright side and accept the fact that it can be beneficial to the country if done properly and given the safety nets.”

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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