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Jason Abalos criticizes Manila Bay White Sand Beach Fiasco, urges DENR to plant mangroves instead

Abalos also said that DENR should plant mangroves and put a canopy walk instead of insisting on using more crushed dolomites and wasting more of tax payer’s money.

Actor Jason Abalos blasted the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for insisting on using artificial white sand to cover up the black sand washing up ashore at the Manila Bay.

Firstly, Abalos retweeted the news that DENR plans to put dolomite sand in the water to prevent black sands from washing up onto the white sand beach portion of Manila Bay. Then, the actor expressed his dismay over the proposal.

Abalos also said that DENR should plant mangroves and put a canopy walk instead of insisting on using more crushed dolomites and wasting more of tax payer’s money.

“Pinaglalaban pa kasi nila yon yong nakakainis dito eh. Tamnan nyo yan ng mangrove yan tapos gumawa kayo ng canopy walk. Hindi masasayang ang pera,” said Abalos.

Abalos also expressed his disapproval of the White Sand Beach Project back in September. Here are some of his earlier tweets.

In 2018, the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) submitted a study on using mangroves as a sustainable action plan in rehabilitating Manila Bay. Radio host Ted Failon blasted DENR Usec. Benny Antiporda for skipping the study from a government institution in deciding how to rehabilitate Manila Bay.



On the other hand, DENR Usec. Jonas Leones said that DENR aims to proceed with using crushed dolomites despite the evident discoloration of the artificial white sands in Manila Bay. Leones also added about putting crushed dolomites in the water to make sure that only the white sands would get washed ashore.

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