Despite the obvious, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said that the dolomite white sand dumped along the shore of the Manila Bay is not washed out but only covered by the thick black sand from the sea.
This came following circulating photos of the Manila Bay depicting the white sand under the P389-million Manila Bay rehabilitation of the government now lesser from being washed out due to the waves.
DENR Spokesperson Benny Antiporda said that the reports are all lies, and what’s actually happening is not a wash out but a “wash in” as black sand is mixing with the dolomite white sand.
Antiporda added that the government plans to maintain the Manila Bay beachfront, which critics dubbed as a waste of money just to pursue the artificial beautification of the popular spot. He also noted that this is yet to be done as the makeover of the Manila Bay is still under the jurisdiction of the contractor.
The dolomite white sand being washed out due to the strong waves of the Manila Bay is among the long list of concerns raised by various groups and experts over the fake beautification of the said area but the government still pushed through the project.