Hotels, businesses to benefit from Manila Bay white sand project — Moreno

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 03:56 PM September 23, 2020

The artificial white sand or crushed dolomite covers the shoreline of Manila Bay near the US Embassy portion on Roxas Boulevard, Manila on September 18, 2020 as part of the rehabilitation plan. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / RICHARD A. REYES

MANILA, Philippines — Hotels and business establishments along the stretch of Roxas Boulevard will be among to reap the benefits of the white sand project in Manila Bay, which recently drew large crowds upon its partial opening on Sunday, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said on Wednesday.


“Of course, sa taumbayan, as I have said, nakakita sila ng pagasa or hope sa gitna ng ating giyera sa COVID-19. Second, I think all the hotels in Roxas Boulevard will benefit from this (Manila Bay). Businesses will boom,” Moreno said during the Laging Handa briefing, in response to the huge crowds that gathered to view the artificial white sand overlay at Manila Bay’s coastline.

(Of course, for our people, as I have said, they saw hope in the middle of our war against COVID-19. Second, I think all hotels in Roxas Boulevard will benefit from this [Manila Bay]. Businesses will boom.)


“Feeling ko may awa ang Diyos. After the rain, there is a rainbow. ‘Yung mga negosyo sa Roxas Boulevard magkakaroon ng high demand in a matter of time,” he added.

(I really feel that the Lord is merciful. After the rain, there is a rainbow. Businesses along Roxas Boulevard will be having a high demand in a matter of time.)

The transformation of Manila Baywalk into a white sand beach, made from crushed dolomite, attracted visitors from different places just to see the new look of Manila Bay, even to the point of some risking social distancing protocols during the ongoing community quarantine.

The alleged failure to implement social distancing prompted the country’s top cop to relieve Ermita, Manila police chief Lt. Col. Ariel Caramoan.

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