Pwede nang mag-beach? Isko Moreno joins inspection of Manila Bay ‘white sand’

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Manila Mayor Isko Moreno joined other ranking government officials in a visit to Manila Bay on Saturday, September 19, to check the white sand that has been dumped on the shore.

Moreno made the visit to Roxas Boulevard to mark International Coastal Cleanup Day. He was joined by Agriculture Secretary William Dar, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista and Metro Manila Development Authority chairman Danilo Lim.

In a Facebook post, Moreno thanked Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu for his resolve to clean up Manila Bay. He also thanked the private sector for its efforts for coastal cleanup.

Moreno has expressed support for filling Manila Bay’s shores with artificial white sand in a speech at the event.

“Ako naman nananawagan, ‘wag nyo nang idamay ang Maynila sa pulitika ninyo. Kailangan namin nito, kailangan namin ng malinis na dagat, kailangan namin ng malinis na ilog, kailangan namin ng malinis na creek, kailangan ‘yon ng mga susunod na salinlahi namin,” he said.