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Mayor Aguilar to Sen. Villar: Reclamation ain’t so bad, sis

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HIGH-FLYERS VS HIGH RISE  Can these migratory birds and other denizens of the Parañaque-Las Piñas ecotourism site on Manila Bay coexist with a planned reclamation project nearby?  RICHARD A. REYES

A week after his sister, Senator Cynthia Villar, launched a congressional inquiry into reclamation projects on Manila Bay, Las Piñas City Mayor Vergel Aguilar disputed her grim warnings about their environmental impact.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino urged to halt SM reclamation project

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

Various groups are calling on President Benigno Aquino III to halt SM Land Inc.’s P54.5 billion reclamation project along Manila Bay, saying it would affect the environment and local livelihood.

Posted: December 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pasay dads OK SM reclamation deal again

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The famed Manila Bay sunset. Photo by DON LEJANO/INQUIRER.net

It’s on, it’s off, and now it’s on again.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Reclamation agency keeps off Pasay execs’ dispute

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The Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) distanced itself from the brewing dispute between Pasay City lawmakers and executives under the mayor’s office over a proposed P54.5-billion development project on Manila Bay.   On December 4, the council issued Resolution No. 3059 recalling all previous measures it passed in support of a joint venture agreement (JVA) between [...]

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Church execs oppose Manila Bay reclamation project

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Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle. AP FILE PHOTO

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, his predecessor Gaudencio Rosales and 20 other bishops have expressed “deep reservations” over the adverse social and environmental effects of 38 planned real estate projects that would involve the reclamation of more than 26,230 hectares of Manila Bay.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Uncategorized | Read More »

SM Land deal still on, says Pasay legal office

Before it could even begin, the proposed 300-hectare reclamation project in Pasay City is already causing cracks in the local government.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Pasay dads backtrack on SM-led reclamation

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In a complete turnaround, the Pasay City council withdrew its support from a recently approved agreement allowing SM Land Inc. (SMLI) to reclaim and develop 300 hectares on Manila Bay for P54.5 billion.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

‘Reclamation needs careful study’

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Not a quick and easy process. This is what the Department of Environment and Natural Resources National Capital Region (DENR NCR) reported to the media on Monday, after it said it had yet to issue an area clearance to proponents of the 148-hectare reclamation project along Manila Bay, a prerequirement for an environmental compliance certificate (ECC).

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

CA questioned anew on decision affirming reclamation project’s ECC

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Senator Cynthia Villar . INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Cynthia Villar challenged anew the Court of Appeals’ decision affirming the validity of an Environmental Compliance Certificate (“ECC”) issued for the proposed 635-hectare reclamation project.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Manila Bay reclamation gets court OK anew

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The Court of Appeals (CA) has denied anew the bid of Senator Cynthia Villar to stop the implementation of the P14-billion reclamation project in Manila Bay.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Fisherfolk fear loss of homes, jobs to planned air, sea ports

A modern-day “Battle of Manila Bay” is brewing between business interests that want to reclaim parts of it to build mini-cities and environment groups who don’t want it touched. INQUIRER PHOTO

Some 26,000 fisherfolk families living by Manila Bay will be displaced by the planned Aquino-Sangley International Airport and Aguinaldo-Sangley International Seaport projects on reclaimed land off Cavite City, the Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) has warned.

Posted: July 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Reclamation firm shelves ‘white beach’ plan on dirty Manila Bay

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Outgoing Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim

Outgoing Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim’s “wish” to have a white-sand public beach in the country’s capital city may no longer come true.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

CA urged to reconsider dismissal of plea vs reclamation project

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Senator Cynthia Villar . INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator-elect Cynthia Villar on Wednesday asked the Court of Appeals to reconsider its April 26 decision that dismissed her petition to stop the P14-billion reclamation project in Manila Bay.

Posted: May 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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