Large Crowd Flock To Dolomite Beach

DOLOMITE BEACH – A large crowd of visitors was seen at the portion of Manila bay’s shore recently covered with crushed dolomite.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said the white sand beach project in Manila Bay is part of their Manila Bay rehabilitation program. However, groups, lawmakers, and netizens criticized the agency.

They said putting crushed dolomite on the area could destroy the coast. Some said it’s an insensitive move of the government because the country’s still battling the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In a previous article, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the makeover on Manila Bay will benefit the Filipino’s mental health. He said, “sa gitna ng pandemya, kinakailangan din na pangalagaan ang mental health.”

A few days ago, the water on the bay reportedly turn white and the fishes wash up after the heavy rain. Photos of the dead fishes floating in the water surface on the internet on Thursday. Based on a report from Inquirer, Malacañang Palace find it “strange” that there was a fishkill in Manila Bay.

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On September 19, the artificial white sand beach of Manila Bay’s shore opened to the public. DENR led the event to celebrate the International Coastal Clean-up Day.

Lots of people crowd the newly rehabilitated portion of Manila Bay. Visitors are waiting in line to take a peek at DENR’s controversial project. Their photos receive the ire of netizens because they are not practicing physical distancing. Meanwhile, some people were pleased with their visit to Manila Bay.

Here are the photos:

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Based on a report from CNN, DENR Undersecretary Benny Antiporda said the artificial white sand beach will be open again Sunday. They will close the area afterward for the next phase of their makeover project.

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