‘Dolomite beach’ cleanup yields more than a ‘thousand sacks of trash’ — PCG

John Eric Mendoza 09/18/2022

MANILA, Philippines — More than a thousand sacks of trash were collected at the “Dolomite beach” in Manila Bay to mark the International Coastal Clean-up Day on Saturday, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said. “More than 1,000…

Flooding not due to dolomite beach – MMDA

Dempsey Reyes 08/10/2022

MANILA, Philippines — It wasn’t the dolomite beach of Manila Bay that triggered the heavy flooding in some streets in Manila last week, but three drainage systems undergoing construction, according to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). A news…

Cebu Chooks bows to UB of Serbia in FIBA 3×3 World Tour Manila Masters 

Glendale G. Rosal 05/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Chooks 3×3 squad fell short in their opening match against UB of Serbia, 17-21, in the 2022 Chooks-to-Go FIBA 3×3 World Tour Manila Masters, Saturday at Ayala Malls Manila Bay on Saturday…

DILG, DENR need to regulate visitors of dolomite beach — DOH

Daniza Fernandez 10/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) must regulate visitors of the so-called dolomite beach in Manila Bay, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said…

Oceana: Dolomite used to beautify Manila Bay now in the sea

Ador Vincent Mayol - Senior Reporter / @inquirervisayas 05/21/2021

CEBU CITY—A waste of people’s money. This was how environmental lawyer Gloria Estenzo-Ramos described the government move to dump more crushed dolomite supposedly to beautify Manila Bay. According to Ramos, vice president of Oceana Philippines, dumping artificial…

Ex-VP Binay slams gov’t for ‘wasting millions’ on dolomite beach in Manila Bay

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 04/15/2021

  MANILA, Philippines — For “wasting millions” on a “fake dolomite beach” in Manila Bay, former Vice President Jejomar Binay said some people in the government “have lost not only their compassion and sense of priorities but…

Dolomite washed out? DENR says it was only covered by ‘black sand’

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 10/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The crushed dolomite laid over a portion of the Manila Bay coastline was not washed out but was only covered by the thick black sand from the sea, the Department of Environment and Natural…

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

Tetch Torres-Tupas - Reporter / @T2TupasINQ 09/24/2020

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…

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

Dexter Cabalza, Patricia Denise M. Chiu 09/21/2020

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…

Use papaya whitening soap on Manila Bay

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 09/14/2020

I have a stinking suspicion that the government officials who planned and implemented the dumping of “white sand” along Manila Bay are people who are addicted to papaya skin whitening soap and glutathione skin lightening pills. They…

Garcia: CDO covers only transport, selling of dolomite in local market

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has clarified that the cease and desist order  (CDO), which she issued against a mining firm and a mineral processing company in Alcoy town, would not altogether cancel the entire operations…

Ersatz Boracay in Manila Bay

Editorial 09/10/2020

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources started dumping last week “white sand” on a portion of the Manila Bay beach, near the Baywalk strip along Roxas Boulevard, ostensibly as part of a “beach nourishment” program. That…

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