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Sunday, 25 November 2007 06:31

"Manila Bay: Challenges and Opportunities” Was the Topic of the KK! Program on DZRH-AM, on Nov. 28

Manila Bay contributes more than 50% of national GDP. Its watershed is home to about 30% of the country's population. Initial partial assessments have reported P8 B per year of benefits from the Bay and P4 B per year of social and economic damages from human activities. Fortunately, some public and private organizations have been working together to confront the challenges posed by the Bay. Such efforts will now be enhanced further with the help of the Manila Bay Atlas, a new publication supported by the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA).


Kalikasan, Kaunlaran! (KK!) focused on the Manila Bay and the atlas on Nov. 28, 2007, on DZRH-AM radio. Invited guests were the leading professionals involved in the restoration of the Bay: Ms. Maricor Bautista, technical officer of Environmental Investment, PEMSEA; Ms. Marilou Erni, executive director, Petron Foundation and president, Bataan Coastal Care Foundation, Inc. and Ms. Eva Matibag, Wastewater Dept. manager, Manila Water. Directing/hosting the program is Dr. Cora Claudio, president of the EARTH Institute Asia.

Editor’s Note: Perhaps the KK! Program may like to discuss this article that may affect the Manila Bay within this century. The article is: Global-warming Articles Not Meant to Destroy RP Property Values If Metro Manila Will Be Under Water.

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You will also hear more about the Malunggay Para sa KK, 2M Puno Para sa KK, Sapal Para sa Kabuhayan and other projects that EARTH/KK is implementing in partnership with Secura, Manila Jaycees, Carica, GREEN Army, DENR, MAP and others. The contests offer cash prizes and the projects provide livelihood while protecting and enhancing the environment.

KK! is co-produced by EARTH Institute Asia, Inc. and DZRH, with the cooperation of MAP, DENR, GREEN Army, PFST, TOWNS, PBE, AIJC, PEIA, and others. It is aired nationwide, e.g., 666 KHz in Metro Manila and is globally accessible thru or


You are also invited to join KK!'s partners-sponsors. For this quarter, they are Unilever, Shell, Unilab, Petron, and Toby's Sports. Providing in-kind support are Del Bros Supply Chain Solutions, Figaro Coffee, The Bowler/TOWNS Awardee Bong Coo, MAP, Brahma Kumaris/Deanie Lyn Ocampo, Penny Velasco, KN Industries, and PFST/Science Centrum.


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