- The rehabilitation of Manila Bay has started as led by the Duterte administration
- The Aristocrat Restaurant has faced a closure for allegedly dumping their water waste in Manila Bay
- Two other establishments were slapped with a cease and desist order
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The rehabilitation of Manila Bay has started. KAMI learned that three restaurants were slapped with cease and desist order by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
The well-known restaurant along Roxas Boulevard, The Aristocrat Restaurant was one of the establishments who was facing closure for allegedly dumping untreated water into the Manila Bay and violating the Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004 as reported by Spot.ph.
Aside from the Aristocrat, Gloria Maris Shark’s Fin Restaurant at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and The Esplanade at the Mall of Asia Arena also faced a cease and desist order issued by DENR and Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA).
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In a report by Inquirer, aside from the closure, the three establishments are to face P2,000 daily fine according to LLDA General Manager Jaime Medina.
“We immediately cut their water source so they would not have any more chances to pollute Manila Bay,” Medina said.
Aside from the efforts of the cleaning drive and closure of establishments, more than 230,000 informal settler families near Manila Bay will be relocated.
In a previous report by KAMI, President Rodrigo Duterte gave a warning to the establishments near Manila Bay who kept on polluting it.
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