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Manila Bay’s white sand beach to be like Brazil, according to Mayor Isko?

Will Manila Bay’s recent temporary opening of its white-sand beach, which sparked a #ManilaBayChallenge meme craze on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter, plus the planned Oct. 1 reopening of Boracay and Baguio City, finally mark the beginnings of a much-awaited Philippine tourism revival amidst a global pandemic?.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarSep 27th, 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

White sand beach a ‘white elephant’?

We have a problem. It seems that the mastermind of the P389-million project recreating a strip of Boracay beach on Manila Bay was in a hurry to spread the fake white sand without factoring in the seasonal typhoons wreaking havoc on the beautification effort......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

PAGSISIKAP NG DENR SA MANILA BAY REHAB, PINURI NI CHIEF JUSTICE

NAKIPAGKITA si Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu kay Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta at lima pang justices ng Supreme Court upang ipaliwanag ang mga pagsisikap na ginagawa sa rehabilitasyon ng makasaysayang Manila Bay. Inilibot din ni Cimatu ang mga mahistrado sa “white sand beach” at iba pang ginagawang pagpapaunlad sa Baywalk area na siyang “focal […] The post PAGSISIKAP NG DENR SA MANILA BAY REHAB, PINURI NI CHIEF JUSTICE appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020

Manila fake white beach defied laws, science, history, heritage

As expected, backwash is eroding the fake white sand beach along Manila Bay......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2020

Palace: P389 million Manila beach fund can’t be realigned

The P389-million funding for Manila Bay’s white sand beach project could no longer be realigned to other items, Malacañang said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2020

That day at the beach

Trust Filipinos to turn even an alarming event into something hilarious. After photos began circulating online of people crowding a Roxas Boulevard overpass to get a glimpse of the new and improved “white-sand” Manila Bay beachfront, social media users dug up their own beach photos and made it appear that they were the center of all that attention, even during a pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

Duterte defends Manila Bay Sands; slams Leni, other critics

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday defended the Manila Bay Sands project that covered a portion of the baywalk with crushed dolomite to make it look like a white sand beach......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 21st, 2020

Mariel sinupalpal ang kontra sa ‘white sand beach’ ng Manila Bay; Duterte government pinuri ni Robin

NAGKAMPIHAN ang mag-asawang Robin Padilla at Mariel Rodriguez sa isyu ng paglalagay ng white sand sa Manila Bay. Ang artifical white sand beach sa Maynila na binuksan nitong Sabado ay umani ng batikos mula sa iba’t ibang sektor ngunit may ilang Pinoy naman ang sumuporta sa proyektong ito. Tulad na lang ng aktor na si […] The post Mariel sinupalpal ang kontra sa ‘white sand beach’ ng Manila Bay; Duterte government pinuri ni Robin appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2020

Lack of physical distancing among Manila Bay white sand beach visitors alarms DOH

People had been flocking to the stretch of the baywalk covered with crushed dolomite rocks since Saturday, when it was opened to the public until the early evening of Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 21st, 2020

Bay tourists defy protocols; police chief loses post

The station commander of the Ermita Police in Manila was relieved over the weekend following the policemen’s failure to enforce social distancing during the opening of the "white sand beach" on Manila Bay......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 21st, 2020

Duterte Beach? Google Maps tag appears amid ‘white sand’ mess

MANILA, Philippines — Is “Duterte Beach” a thing now? It would seem so, if Google Maps is to be believed. On Saturday, Google Maps was displaying a stretch of the Manila Bay shore as “Duterte Beach.” The pin was geotagged to the Ermita Center Building, helpfully stating that the beach is a “playground.” It has […] The post Duterte Beach? Google Maps tag appears amid ‘white sand’ mess appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2020

MPD exec axed over Manila Bay beach crowd

The police station commander in charge of the Manila Bay area was sacked yesterday after crowds that gathered to see the newly opened beachfront featuring artificial white sand failed to observe social distancing amid the general community quarantine......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2020

Crowding at Manila s white sand beach prompts relief of Station 5 commander

JTF COVID Shield said Sunday that it is calling "on the people who plan to visit the Manila Bay to observe discipline and be mindful of your own safety amid the threat of the coronavirus disease" .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2020

Cimatu, Moreno nagsagawa ng inspeksyon sa Manila Bay

  Nagsagawa ng inspeksyon sina Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu at Manila Mayor Isko Moreno sa Manila Bay beach. Ito ay kasabay pagdaraos ng ika-35 International Coastal Clean-up Day sa araw ng Sabado, September 19. Kasama rin nina Cimatu at Moreno sina Agriculture Secretary William Dar, DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello, DSWD Secretary Rolando […] The post Cimatu, Moreno nagsagawa ng inspeksyon sa Manila Bay appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2020

In defense of the Manila Bay Beach project

Secretary Roy Cimatu and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources are under fire for initiating a P389-million project to convert the stony breakwater between the American embassy and the Manila Yacht Club along Roxas Boulevard into a white sand beach......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 16th, 2020

Cimatu insists dolomite poses no health risk

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has defended at the House of Representatives the use of dolomite white sand from Cebu’s crushed dolomite rocks to transform Manila Bay’s shoreline into a white-sand beach......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 10th, 2020

DENR won’t stop ‘Manila Beach’ project despite criticisms

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will not stop its controversial “white sand” beach project on a strip of the Manila Bay shore, despite criticism that the earth material being used poses health hazards, and that the fake sand will be washed away over time, causing a huge waste of […] The post DENR won’t stop ‘Manila Beach’ project despite criticisms appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

‘Manila beach’ defended amid uproar

Days after the Department of Environment and Natural Resources started dumping artificial white sand in Manila Bay, the Department of Health yesterday warned the public of health risks due to exposure to crushed dolomite amid public outcry over the project......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 7th, 2020

Manila Bay funds could have fed poor families – Robredo

The P349 million allocated by the government to transform a portion of Manila Bay into a white sand beach could have been used to feed 80,000 hungry families, Vice President Leni Robredo said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated 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