Manila Bay

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Manila Bay is a natural harbour which serves the Port of Manila (on Luzon), in the Philippines. Strategically located around the capital city of the Philippines, Manila Bay facilitated commerce and trade between the Philippines and its neighbouring countries, becoming the gateway for socio-economic development even prior to Spanish occupation.

Manila Bay News

  • New Species Of Sardines Found In Manila Bay Other Areas In Philippines

    New Species Of Sardines Found In Manila Bay Other Areas In Philippines

    A new species of sardines has been discovered in the waters of Manila Bay and other parts of the country.

    A peer-reviewed journal article by Japanese taxonomists Harutaka Hata and Hiroyuki Motomura said the new species of sardines called Sardinella pacifica can be only found in the Philippines in Quezon, Sorsogon, Samar and the Manila Bay.

    The new species closely resembles Sardinella fimbriata.

    ?During a revisionary study of Sardinella, 21 specimens of a clupeid fish from the Philippines were found to be characterized by a unique combination of scales with centrally discontinuous stri ...

  • Focus Conservation Protection Of Life Below Water

    Focus Conservation Protection Of Life Below Water

    Marine species conservation and protection. That is the focus of the rehabilitation of Manila Bay, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said last week.

    Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said in a statement the government is keen to have Manila Bay rehabilitated and maintained to level four for swimming and other recreational activities, and, more importantly, restored to its traditional use as a fishing ground and reinstated as a vital wetland area.

    Cimatu issued the statement in time for the country's celebration of World Wildlife Day. It is celebrated globally b ...

  • The Battle For Manila Bay

    The Battle For Manila Bay

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) launched the project dubbed "Battle for Manila Bay" on January 27th which "will be won not with force or arms but with the firm resolve to bring Manila Bay back to life," Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said in a statement.

  • Thousands Join Bay Cleanup Launch

    Thousands Join Bay Cleanup Launch

    An estimated 5,000 volunteers joined the "Battle for Manila Bay" walk at the Quirino Grandstand in Rizal Park Sunday morning to mark the launching of the rehabilitation of the bay.

    The 8 a.m. event was led by government officials namely Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Ano, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar and Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde.

    Cimatu called the bay "magnified cesspool" due to its high colifo ...

  • Saving Manila Bay

    Saving Manila Bay

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has served notice it will be cracking down on hotels found polluting the Manila Bay, sparking another round of finger-pointing among the thousands of stakeholders that ring the historic body of water boasting one of the world?s most beautiful sunsets.

    This developed even as Environment Undersecretary for Attached Agencies Sherwin Rigor said in an interview with the BusinessMirror that about 300,000 families of informal settlers need to be moved out of Metro Manila to help improve the water quality of Manila Bay.

    The DENR has made ...

  • After Boracay, DENR Eyes Rehabilitating Manila Bay

    After Boracay, DENR Eyes Rehabilitating Manila Bay

    Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu hopes Filipinos will be able to safely swim in Manila Bay someday.

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is planning to restore Manila Bay to its "pristine" state, using the government's strategy when it rehabilitated the island of Boracay.

    Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said on Sunday, December 16, that he is determined to rehabilitate the polluted bay in Metro Manila, so that Filipinos may once again safely swim and do other forms of recreation there. (INFOGRAPHIC: Why Manila Bay matters)

    "We are preparing for an all-out strate ...