Baguilat Calls Rehabilitation of Manila Bay ‘Cosmetics’

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Rehabilitation of Manila Bay criticized by Baguilat

TEDDY BAGUILAT JR. – The former Ifugao Representative and the senatorial candidate took a swipe at the rehabilitation of Manila Bay.

Baguilat on Manila Bay
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Baguilat is a politician, journalist, activist, and advocate of indigenous peoples’ rights and the rights of minority groups.

He’s a member of both the Tuwali indigenous tribe in Ifugao and the Gaddang indigenous tribe of Nueva Vizcaya.

He is also the vice president for the internal affairs of the Liberal Party.

He previously served as the congressman of the lone district of Ifugao (2016-2019).

Recently, he went to the micro-blogging site, Twitter wherein he criticized the ongoing rehabilitation of Manila Bay, particularly the Dolomite Beach.

“Cosmetics. Tinakpan ang mga blemish at tigyawat ng makapal at mahal na make up,” he wrote.

The senatorial candidate who failed to secure a spot in the previous election believes that when one dives into the waters of Manila Bay, one may find that it is still full of trash.

“Dive tayo sa dagat and we will see how much garbage is there,” he added.

Baguilat is one of the critics of the said government project.

Last May 31, he suggested that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) under the incoming administration should not waste its funds for the rehabilitation of Manila Bay.

Instead, spend the budget on mangrove reforestation, coral reef rehab, coastal cleanup, and forest protection.

Meanwhile, in a video taken last year, officials of DENR dived into Manila Bay, and they found out that no piles of garbage were present underwater.

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