By CNN Philippines Staff
The government’s rehabilitation project of the Manila Bay has officially kicked off, and some residents did not waste time checking up on the recent developments of the cleanup drive.
Netizens have been sharing on various social media platforms some photographs of a cleaner, more “photogenic” Manila Bay. One even labeled it a “magical transformation.”
“The water is now a lot clearer and the sand is resort quality. Let my pictures speak the truth,” netizen Antonio Chua-so shared in a Facebook post Monday.
Below are some of the photos of the Manila Bay days after the launch:
The Manila Bay is one of the many locations in the Philippines that is being rehabilitated by President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration. In April 2018, the world-famous Boracay island was closed off to tourists for six months for the cleanup.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources earlier confirmed the government allotted P47 billion to fund the island’s rehabilitation.