The Pasig River is a river in the Philippines that connects Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay. Stretching for 25 kilometres, it bisects the Philippine capital of Manila and its surrounding urban area into northern and southern halves. Its major tributaries are the Marikina River and San Juan River.
After World War II, massive population growth, infrastructure construction, and the dispers ...
al of economic activities to Manila's suburbs left the river neglected. The banks of the river attracted informal settlers and the remaining factories dumped their wastes into the river, making it effectively a huge sewer system. Industrialization had already polluted the river.
Efforts to revive the river began in December 1989 with the help of Danish authorities. The Pasig River Rehabilitation Program was established, with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources as the main agency with the coordination of the Danish International Development Assistance. Wiki
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The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission, in collaboration with UP PLANADES, designed the Pasig River Integrated and Strategic Master Plan (PRISM).
Bantay Kalikasan, the environment arm of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya, strongly believes that environment protection and conservation is not a responsibility of only a selected few,but of every Filipino. For this reason, Bantay Kalikasan thought of different ways to encourage more people to be the protectors of the environment.
Earth Warrior Training emerged from the idea of Gina Lopez, the founder of Bantay Kalikasan. It was previously called River Warrior Training as it is designed to train and involve communities in the restoration of the Pasig River through clean ups and esterorehabilitati ...
In celebration of the World Wetlands Day, the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) conducted an Urban Wetlands Appreciation and Site Inspection in various tributaries (esteros) in Manila last Wednesday, 7 February 2018.
Representatives from partner agencies, Philippine Information Agency NCR, Maynilad Water Services, Inc., Manila Water, DENR, and students from Bulacan State University joined the PRRC to boost their awareness and appreciation on the importance of wetlands in an urban setting.
PRRC spearheaded in 2017 the installation and introduction of floating wetlands systems i ...
You could almost start this discussion with the opening credit line from the Star Wars movie: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. But this has to do with when people were able to draw water directly from the Pasig River for drinking and other household use.
However, Manila was not the only city that had seen an important source of water deteriorate into a source of disease and disgust. Forty years ago, the Singapore River had been polluted by the squatters, hawkers and manufacturing industries that crowded its banks. The government decided that this was an unacceptable situation and ...
Pasig River is a finalist in this year's Thiess International Riverprize, an international award that gives the highest honors for excellent river management and protection.
The Philippines, through the Pasig River, has been chosen as one of the finalists for the best river in world, announced George de la Rama, head of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commissions (PRRC) information, advocacy and tourism division.
Our competitors came from advanced countries. We are the only developing country that has successfully made it to this prestigious competition in Australia, he added.
The 27-k ...
The origin of its name suggests what the storied river used to be. Anthropologist Dr. E. Arsenio Manuel believed the word Pasig is the combination of two monosyllabic root bases: the pas, which means "fast flow of water" (as in "pas-pas"); and ig, which is the Maguindanaon word for "water." The latter is also part of some common Filipino words that are related to water like tub-ig and ig-ib.
Therefore, it can be said that Pasig might have been used by our ancestors to refer to the fast flow of water and, eventually, the fast-flowing river itself. Unfortunately, the river failed to keep up w ...