Planting of Mangroves in the Manila Bay

Planting of Mangroves in the Manila Bay

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Angelo Aquino started this petition to President Rodrigo Duterte and

Last September 25, 2020, the environment chief suspends dolomite mining in Cebu because this will be a main source of crushed dolomites for the white sand project in the Manila Bay. This project was a continuation of a project approved by the Department of Budget and Management, Department of Public Works and Highways and Department of Environment and National Resources. This issue caused controversies and different point of views. I support the scientists from University of the Philippines to propose planting of mangroves along the Manila Bay than using crushed dolomite as white sand.

Why is the use of dolomite not effective?

It can cause different health related risk to the public and even animal life from both land and air. It can be a main cause of cancer and damage to the lungs when particles of it are inhaled. It can make the place more polluted because it contains heavy materials and dolomites are commonly used in road construction.

PLANTING OF MANGROVES THAN USE OF DOLOMITES

The planting of mangroves is much better than the use of dolomite as white sand because it is natural and safe for the public and the environment. It is also cheaper and less costly making it saves a lot of funds and budget for other purposes. The Php 389 million budget will be used wisely and transparently and the fund that will be saved can be of help in combating the pandemic brought by COVID-19. With the recent typhoons, Typhoon Rolly and Typhoon Ulysses, it almost washed away the white sand dolomites and almost waste a partial of the budget allotted. With the proposal of planting mangroves along the Manila Bay, it can help in environmental calamities such as typhoons and achieve the objective of restoring the Manila Bay’s beauty using a natural and social friendly proposal. Help me by signing my petition about planting of mangroves along the Manila Bay than using of dolomites as white sand.

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