MANILA BAY CLEANUP: DENR partners with SM, San Miguel Corp.

The Philippine government is partnering with large business organizations for its extensive initiative on cleaning up Manila Bay.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently announced its alliance with SM Prime Holdings (SMPH), Inc., one of the largest real estates property developer in the country, and San Miguel Corp. (SMC), the Philippine’s largest corporation.

SMPH is sealing a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to formalize a partnership for the bay’s rehabilitation.

The said MOU indicates SMPH’s adoption of the Parañaque River and Estero de Tripa de Gallina polluted waterways located south of Manila.

These two waterways are among tributaries that directly drain polluted water to Manila Bay.

SMC also committed to participate in rehabilitating Manila Bay.

SMC will provide support in cleaning up the Tullahan River is one of Manila Bay’s major tributaries located north of Manila.

The major activities for Manila Bay cleanup drive include rehabilitation of waterways that are drain pollution into Manila Bay, relocation of informal settlers living in waterways, and provide information drive on solid waste management.