Environment Sec. Roy Cimatu on Friday trooped to the Manila Bay in Manila to conduct inspection to some of its surrounding establishments as part of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation.
According to Cimatu, the San Antonio De Abad canal which goes directly to the Manila Bay is filthy.
This will serve as the DENR’s “ground zero” in rehabilitating the Manila Bay.
Aside from canals, the DENR official also took notice that the Manila Zoo has no sewage system.
After a successful rehabilitation of Boracay, Cimatu in a previous interview mentioned that their next project will be the Manila Bay because it’s turning into a cesspool also.
Currently, Manila Bay has a coliform level of 300 million, which is far over the safe level of 100 MPN (Most Probable Number).
Prior to this, President Rodrigo Duterte said that he will have no problem ordering the closure of some of the establishments surrounding Manila Bay if they will be found guilty of not having a sewage treatment plant.