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A+ A A- Atienza hits move to reclaim portions of Manila Bay

Saturday, June 23, 2012

A city ordinance passed without public consultations and in a “sneaky” manner by the City Council of Manila and signed by Mayor Alfredo Lim will, if not stopped, deprive Filipinos of one of their priceless, but free, treasures — the sight of the sun setting over the Manila Bay. Worse, it will have grave environmental and economic implications, a former city executive said.

Manila’s former three-term mayor and Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Lito Atienza yesterday denounced the manner in which Ordinance 8233 — authorizing the City of Manila, through Mayor Lim, to  file an application with the Philippine Reclamation Authority to reclaim portions of Manila Bay — was passed last year by the council under presiding officer Vice Mayor Francisco “Isko” Domagoso. It effectively repeals a 1993 city measure, Ordinance 7777, prohibiting reclamation along Manila Bay from the portion near the US Embassy to the Cultural Center of the Philippines, where Manila’s boundary with Pasay City begins..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/metro-section/item/602-atienza-hits-move-to-reclaim-portions-of-manila-bay

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