Palace: Not ‘white sand,’ but ‘crushed dolomite boulders’ used in Manila Bay | Inquirer News
Close  

Palace: Not ‘white sand,’ but ‘crushed dolomite boulders’ used in Manila Bay

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 03:25 PM September 04, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — It is “erroneous” to say that white sand was used to cover Manila Bay’s shore, Malacañang said Friday, pointing out that “crushed dolomite boulders” were utilized in the makeover.

“On the issue of the Manila Bay rehabilitation, per the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the report that ‘white sand’ is being used to fill the stretch of the baywalk is erroneous,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement.

ADVERTISEMENT

“DENR added ‘crushed dolomite boulders’ would be utilized for the aforesaid project,” he added.

Roque said funds for Manila Bay’s rehabilitation project were already allocated even before the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic broke out.

FEATURED STORIES

Environmentalists and fisherfolk groups questioned DENR’s project, calling it “artificial rehabilitation” that focused on appearance.

But DENR Undersecretary Benny Antiporda came to the project’s defense, saying it would discourage littering in Manila Bay. [ac]

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: crushed dolomite boulders, DENR, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Malacañang, Manila Bay, Palace, white sand
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.