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DENR: Dolomite in Manila Bay will not totally wash out

MANILA, Philippines — The crushed dolomite laid over a portion of Manila Bay will not totally wash out despite strong waves, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) assured Friday. During the Senate deliberations on the 2021 budget of DENR, Undersecretary Jonas Leones assured that there had been “engineering interventions” put in place to […] The post DENR: Dolomite in Manila Bay will not totally wash out appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 9th, 2020

INTEGRIDAD NG ISTRUKTURA NG MANILA BAY PROJECT TINIYAK NG DENR

PINANINDIGAN ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) ang structural integrity at katatagan ng Manila Bay beach nourishment project base na rin sa ginawang inisyal na pagsusuri ng mga dalubhasa. “The dolomite overlay will not be totally washed out because we have installed engineering interventions in the perimeter of the sand,” ayon kay DENR […] The post INTEGRIDAD NG ISTRUKTURA NG MANILA BAY PROJECT TINIYAK NG DENR appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 13th, 2020

Manila Bay& rsquo;s & lsquo;white beach& rsquo;

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) insistence that it is correct in putting dolomite “white sand” along a part of Manila Bay, is puzzling to say the least......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 31st, 2020

Breakwater plano ng DPWH para sa dolomite sa Manila Bay

Manila, Philippines – Plano ng Department of Public Works and Highways na magtayo ng breakwater upang maprotektahan ang dolomite na nasa Manila Bay. Sinabi ni Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Jonas Leones nitong Huwebes na inabisuhan sila ng DPWH hinggil sa pagtatayo ng isang breakwater bilang karagdagan sa mga geotube, durable plastic […] The post Breakwater plano ng DPWH para sa dolomite sa Manila Bay appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 29th, 2020

What spokespersons do

THE VIEW FROM RIZAL Dr. Jun Ynares An apparent “word war” recently erupted between the science community of the University of the Philippines (UP) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The tussle seems to have been triggered by what the DENR spokesperson described as a criticism from the UP scientists, particularly those who are part of the UP Marine Science Institute (UP MSI). The institute, according to its website, is UP’s “coordinating base for marine research.” Its mandate is to “pursue research, teaching and extension work” related to marine life in the large bodies of water in the country. The spokesperson of the DENR was visibly angry when he fired verbal shots against UP’s science community at a televised media conference last week. The DENR spokesperson labeled the UP scientists “bayaran” which roughly translates in English as “mercenaries” or “whore.” The televised rant was apparently triggered by what the spokesperson said was the criticism by UP scientists against the DENR’s “white sand” project for the Manila Bay shore. The project, it will be recalled, involved the use of so-called “dolomite” – the residue derived from crushing rocks and stones and which visually resembles white sand. Media described the DENR spokesperson’s action as “lashing out” against the UP experts, saying the latter have no right to air their criticism. He accused the scientists of having received some P500 million from the government and delivering nothing but consultation services. According to media, the DENR spokesperson called the UP scientists “blood-suckers.” In reporting the rant by the DENR spokesperson, media used the headline “DENR slams UP scientists.” This led to confusion among media consumers like us. Wasn’t it the DENR spokesperson who “slammed” UP scientists and not DENR per se? Why should the rant dished out by a spokesperson be attributed to the entire department? To explain the role of a spokesperson and the nature of that job, we turned to international training consultant and fellow Antipoleño Archie Inlong. Archie served as spokesperson for three major agencies – the erstwhile Department of Transportation and Communication, and the two Presidential Task Forces which rebuilt the areas affected by major disasters, the earthquake of 1990 and the subsequent eruptions of Mt. Pinatubo. “There are three important tasks that the spokesperson of a government agency performs,” he told us. “These are, first, to provide relevant information and instructions; second, to issue clarification when needed; and, third, to give assurances to the public on behalf of the organization he represents,” Archie explained. “Occasionally, the spokesperson also shares the point of view of the head of the agency, the latter’s prognosis, and position on certain issues,” he added. “There are items outside of what the spokesperson may safely say to the public, and these include rants, insults, accusations,” he continued. “When these come out of the spokesperson’s mouth,” the public interprets them as the official statement of the entire organization and its head,” he pointed out. This should explain why media now interprets the “mercenary/whore” label given by the DENR spokesperson to the scientists of UP as a “slam” coming from the DENR itself. “The spokesperson is a mouthpiece, that’s all,” Archie added. “We, spokespersons, must be good mouthpieces,” he said. Does that mean that a spokesperson is not entitled to express his own opinion, his own views, his own sentiment? This was his answer: “No, his job is to speak on behalf of the organization and its head, period.” “That disclaimer used by some spokespersons that the comment he or she made ‘is just my own opinion’ does not work,” Archie explained. “Outside of his role as the mouthpiece of the organization, the spokesperson has no personality and his words would carry no weight,” he added. So, does that mean we have to interpret the labels “mercenary” and “whore” given to UP scientists as having come from the DENR secretary himself, I asked. This was the answer I got. “Unless and until the head of agency disowns the statement, that would be the case.” Lesson learned: what the spokesperson says is the official stand of the organization and its head. That means the spokesperson job is something that must be taken seriously and must be handled with utmost prudence and care. Words have power. Particularly those that come from a spokesperson’s mouth......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

BORADO IN MANILA

NAKALULUNGKOT naman ang paglaho ng dolomite na inilagay ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) sa Manila Bay. Nag-effort ang kagawaran para mapaganda ang tabing dagat na bahagi ng paglilinis nito na iniutos ng Korte Suprema. Hindi po biro ang ginugol na pera sa paglilinis at pagpapaganda ng nasabing dalampasigan. Ang resulta, kaiga-igaya naman […] The post BORADO IN MANILA appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020

‘Bayaran kayo’: DENR slams UP scientists critical of Manila Bay dolomite project

In a statement Tuesday, the UP Marine Science Institute Antiporda’s accusation, saying that the scientific advice and technical inputs it provides are free of charge but laboratory tests and research are not......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 14th, 2020

DENR: Dolomite in Manila Bay not washed out, only covered by gray sand

Environment officials on Friday sought to reassure a public divided over its controversial dolomite sand project, insisting that it had not been washed out and only piled by other materials......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 9th, 2020

DENR s own tests find crushed dolomite in Manila Bay not hazardous

The department earlier initiated to have its own analysis of the same to ease concerns about the effects of crushed dolomite rocks on humans and the environment......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 1st, 2020

Environment secretary urged to suspend Manila Bay ‘beach nourishment’ project

BY AARON MACARAEG Bulatlat.com MANILA– Fisherfolk group Pamalakaya urged on Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu to suspend “beach nourishment” project in Manila Bay following his suspension order for two mining firms involved in the extraction and processing of dolomite in Alcoy, Cebu. Pamalakaya called it “absurd” that while the mining projects involved in production… The post Environment secretary urged to suspend Manila Bay ‘beach nourishment’ project appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsSep 28th, 2020

SC urged to cite DENR in contempt over sand dumping

The Supreme Court has been asked to cite the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in contempt for allegedly dumping dolomite sand on Manila Bay, a move complainants said was a direct violation of the high court’s continuing mandamus order for state agencies to clean up and rehabilitate the bay......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

Etta Rosales asks SC to cite DENR for contempt over Manila Bay dolomite dumping

MANILA, Philippines — A cause-oriented group has asked the Supreme Court to cite the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for contempt for dumping dolomite sand at the Manila Bay as part of its P389-million beautification project. In a motion, Akbayan Chair Emeritus Etta Rosales, Akbayan Youth Chairperson Dr. RJ Naguit and Akbayan-Manila Youth […] The post Etta Rosales asks SC to cite DENR for contempt over Manila Bay dolomite dumping appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2020

DOH, nilinaw ang komento sa masamang epekto ng dolomite

Manila, Philippines – Nilinaw ng Department of Health (DOH) na ang dolomite sa kanyang malaking estado ay hindi maituturing na panganib sa kalusugan. Ayon sa DOH, ang ginamit na dolomite sand ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) sa Manila Bat ay 2-5mm o 100 beses na mas malaki kumpara sa alikabok kaya hindi […] The post DOH, nilinaw ang komento sa masamang epekto ng dolomite appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

White sand sa Manila bay waldas na, delikado pa sa tao! DENR nilaglag ng DOH, DEPED

Kinumpirma ng Department of Health (DOH) na maaring pagsimulan ng respiratory problems at iba pang isyung pangkalusugan ang pagkalanghap ng isang tao ng mga dinurog na dolomite rock na inilalagay sa Manila Bay sa Roxas Boulevard, Maynila. The post White sand sa Manila bay waldas na, delikado pa sa tao! DENR nilaglag ng DOH, DEPED first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsSep 7th, 2020

Alessandra: Pakibilisan ang paglatag ng white sand sa Manila Bay…baka sakaling wala nang magutom

BINANATAN ni Alessandra de Rossi ang gobyerno sa naging desisyon nitong lagyan ng synthetic white sand ang Manila Bay. Inilabas ng aktres ang pagka-bad trip sa hakbang ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) na tabunan ng dolomite ang Manila Bay bilang bahagi ng sinasabi nilang rehabilitation. Ngunit ayon sa report, mas marami pa […] The post Alessandra: Pakibilisan ang paglatag ng white sand sa Manila Bay…baka sakaling wala nang magutom appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2020

DENR violated laws in & rsquo;beach& rsquo; project& mdash;Oceana

Authorities violated several laws when they dumped crushed dolomite on a 500-meter stretch of the Manila Bay's naturally gray shoreline in Manila to make it appear like white sand, environmental group Oceana Philippines said Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 6th, 2020

DENR puts crushed dolomite boulders on Manila baywalk

  BY ELLALYN DE VERA-RUIZ   An official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) clarified that crushed “dolomite boulders” and not the “white sand” will be used to fill the 500-meter stretch of the baywalk as part of the Manila Bay rehabilitation. DENR Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 4th, 2020

Yorme suportado ang DENR sa Manila Bay rehab

Manila, Philippines – Suportado ng lokal na pamahalaang lungsod ng Maynila sa pamumuno ni Mayor Isko Moreo Domagoso ang proyekto ng Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) hinggil sa paglalagay ng “dolomite boulders” sa dalampasigan ng Manila Bay bilang bahagi ng Manila Bay rehabilitation program. Ayon kay Domagoso, malaki ang naitulong ng National Government […] The post Yorme suportado ang DENR sa Manila Bay rehab appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsSep 4th, 2020

Mga Pinoy na nagmamalasakit sa wildlife pinuri ni Cimatu

Manila, Philippines – Dahil sa pagmamalasakit sa mga wildlife species, pinuri ni Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu ang mga mamamayan na patuloy na sumasagip at nagtu-turn over ng nanganganib na wildlife sa Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) sa kabila ng mga limitasyon dahil sa COVID-19 pandemic. “Let not this pandemic hinder us from […] The post Mga Pinoy na nagmamalasakit sa wildlife pinuri ni Cimatu appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated News18 hr. 1 min. ago

DENR: 59% drop in air pollution after New Year’s Eve

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has recorded a 59 percent reduction in air pollution levels in Metro Manila on Jan. 1 compared to the same period last year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2021

DENR: Manila Bay cleanup on track

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has maintained that it made significant strides in the cleanup of Manila Bay amid the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 1st, 2021