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“Parang Boracay”: Filipinos in UAE laud Manila Bay rehabilitation project

(Left) Netizen Jenny Baritua shares a view of the Manila Bay from her condo. | (Right) A flock of little egrets (Egretta garzetta) gather at Manila Bay following months of the Duterte government's rehabilitation efforts. Photo by Niño Jesus Orbeta via The Philippine Daily Inquirer

Filipino netizens in the UAE expressed their happiness over the developments on the ongoing rehabilitation of the Manila Bay that now sports a scenic, white sand view.

On the comments section of The Filipino Times, several Pinoy expats lauded the efforts of the Philippine government, led by President Rodrigo Duterte, who created Administrative Order No 16 in February 2019 for the creation of the “Manila Bay Task Force”, designated for the faster rehabilitation and restoration of Manila Bay’s coastal and marine ecosystem.

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“I can see a small part of the bay from my condo and it has never looked as awesome/pretty/beautiful as it does now,” – Netizen Jenny Baritua shares the scenic view from her condo of the newly-rehabilitated Manila Bay.

Netizen Joey Orap-orap likened Manila Bay’s new look to Boracay, one of the Philippines’ finest beaches and hopes that this step will revive Manila Bay’s vibrant shores.

“Sobra akong natuwa kasi na buhay na ulit ang Manila Bay. Para na siyang Boracay. Sobrang linis na ng Manila bay ngayon. Saludo po ako sa Pangulong Duterte, Mayor Isko Moreno, at DENR sa proyekto nagawa nila sa Manila bay. Kayo ang bayani sa mata ng tao,” said Orap-orap.

Another netizen, Erwin Francisco, hopes that Philippine authorities would impose strict fines for those who will leave their trash at the newly-restored bay.

“(They should…) implement strict rules and hire someone from authority to observed and watch out for the violators; hire a janitor to maintain the cleanliness of the surroundings and give fines to those violators,” said Francisco.

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Netizen Aimee Ricalde hopes that Filipinos and visitors in the area would be more disciplined to keep the Manila Bay clean.

“Wow need din disiplina sa mga namamasyal duon pag bakasyon ko 100% punta ako dyan,” said Ricalde.

Neil Bie

Neil Bie is the Assistant Editor for The Filipino Times, responsible for gathering news that will resonate among OFW readers in the UAE, Philippines, and around 200 countries, where the platform reaches both Filipinos and worldwide audiences. ||| Get in touch with Neil at: Facebook: Neil Bie ||| Email: [email protected]||| or by sending a message to the Facebook page of The Filipino Times at: https://www.facebook.com/FilipinoTimes/

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