San Juan River

San Juan, Manila

The San Juan River is one of the main river system in Metro Manila, Philippines, and is a major tributary of the Pasig River. It begins near La Mesa Dam as the San Francisco del Monte River, which officially takes on the name San Juan River when it meets with Mariblo Creek in Quezon City. As the San Juan River, it passes through Quezon City, San Juan City, the District of Sta Mesa, Manila, and Man ...

daluyong City.

Aside from the San Francisco del Monte River, the San Juan River has five creeks as its main tributaries: Buhangin Creek in Mandaluyong, Maytunas Creek in San Juan, Salapan Creek in San Juan, Diliman Creek in Quezon City and Mariblo Creek in Quezon City.

Upstream from the confluence with the Mariblo, the river is known as the San Francisco del Monte River. This river in turn divides upstream into the Dario Creek and the Pasong Tamo River.  Wiki

San Juan River Manila News

  • Greenpeace asks DENR to step up measures vs water pollution

    Greenpeace asks DENR to step up measures vs water pollution

    While lauding efforts of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in addressing water pollution, an environmental group sought giant strides from the agency particularly the implementation of a mandatory pollution disclosure of chemical waste produced by factories.

    In a statement, Greenpeace Southeast Asia toxics campaigner Abi Aguilar said, "Designating Water Management Quality Areas (WQMA) to some of the country's rivers and waterways is a good move. But we need to see bigger steps in pollution prevention if the DENR is serious in fulfilling its mandate to keep our waterways cl ...

  • River warriors clean up 2 waterways

    River warriors clean up 2 waterways

    Pasig River "warrior" Susan Sibaya has been living for the last five years near Estero de Paco, one of the 48 creeks in Metro Manila that feed into the Pasig River.

    For most of her life, Sibaya said that she lived in what she dubbed as a dirty community. "The floods in this area are usually high," she said. "Sometimes, it would be even taller than a person."

    This changed, however, when the rehabilitation of Estero de Paco started in 2009. From tons of garbage that block the waterways prior to the rehabilitation program, the three-kilometer creek is clean now.

    Yesterday, ABS-CBN Founda ...

  • Maynilad earmarks P6B to improve extend pipe network South Manila projects

    Maynilad earmarks P6B to improve extend pipe network South Manila projects

    The Maynilad Water Services, Inc. is set to improve and extend its pipe network this year in Parañaque, Muntinlupa, Las Piñas, and Cavite.

    Maynilad president and CEO Ricky Vargas noted that for decades, the residents of Parañaque, Muntinlupa, Las Piñas, and Cavite have been sourcing water from deep wells.

    "Finally, we are able to replicate in the south the notable achievements that we were able to do for the Northern part of Manila," said Vargas.

    According to Maynilad, a total of P5.86 billion will be used for these projects. Over P3.5 billion will be spent for expansion of primar ...

  • The River Revisited

    The River Revisited

    With all the traffic, crowds, garbage and pollution strangling Metro Manila, it sounds like an illusion ??" or a joke ??" for Filipinos today to learn that the nation's capital was once known around the world as the "Paris of the Orient."

    Manila could've been the Venice of the East had the city development plan of a celebrated American architect become reality.

    In September 1904, U.S. Governor General William Howard Taft tapped Chicago architect and urban planner Daniel Burnham ??" of Baguio's Burnham Park fame ??" to draft a city development plan for Manila, which then had a population ...

  • Solons want MWSI MWCI to speed up laying down of sewerage facilities in Metro

    Solons want MWSI MWCI to speed up laying down of sewerage facilities in Metro

    Lawmakers urged water concessionaires on Thursday to speed up the laying down of sewerage facilities in Metro Manila to boost efforts to protect and conserve water resources.

    In House Resolution 907, lawmakers asked the two concessionaires Manila Water Services, Inc. (MWSI) and Manila Water Co. Inc. (MWCI) to accelerate sewerage provision to 100 percent coverage by the year 2016.

    Manila Water and Maynilad are concessionaires of the Metropolitan Water and Sewerage System (MWSS), which supplies water and sanitation services within Metro Manila, Rizal and parts of Bulacan and Cavite.

    The ...