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DENR to pursue dolomite project in Manila Bay

2020-10-9  Because we believe dolomite is an enhancer of the sand in the Manila Bay,” he said. The government has allocated this year some P389 million for the Manila Bay beach nourishment project. The procurement of dolomite cost P28 million, or six percent of the

DENR sees dolomite project done by year-end

2020-11-9  Our concern is that they complete the project before the end of the year,” Leones said. “Once we complete the dolomite overlay, we expect the washing in or washing out to be minimized,” he

2020: Manila Bay dolomite sand project stirs

2020-12-30  The estimated cost of the entire Manila Bay rehabilitation project is PHP389 million, of which, around PHP28 million is allotted for the dolomite overlay. On claims that the project is a waste of public funds, Cimatu assured the public that the funds used for the project will not be put to waste as people expressed fears that the dolomite sands

The dolomite controversy The Manila Times

2020-9-14  SUDDENLY, the word “dolomite” is on everyone’s lips because of the national government’s Manila Bay “beautification” project. When it became known that the crushed dolomite was from Cebu, Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia immediately issued a cease-and-desist order banning further extraction, processing and exportation of the mineral for the Manila Bay project.

Manila Bay Dolomite White Sand Project Aftermath of

Watch what happened to the dolomite of the Manila Bay white sand project in the aftermath of Typhoon Rolly. The Manila Baywalk white sand beach phase 1 was opened to

Marine scientists explain why dolomite sand won't

2020-10-1  In a statement on Wednesday, the UP MSI warned that the use of the controversial dolomite sand— a project in line with the bay’s rehabilitation program — may pose possible health risks and

Manila Bay White Sand: The Project Only Cost P28M

2020-9-12  Meanwhile, the Interior Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said the project was only P28 million, contrary to the reports saying that the project cost P389 million.In the P28 million covers the price of dolomite sand, transportation cost, taxes, and other fees.

Dolomite mining not meant for Manila Bay project:

DOLOMITE MINING. An undated photo shows the dolomite mining plant in Barangay Pugalo, Alcoy town in Cebu province. Alcoy Mayor Michael Angelo Sestoso on Wednesday (Sept. 23, 2020) said the residents of his town are very happy that they became a major contributor to the Manila Bay nourishment project using their dolomite.

Palace: P389-M Manila Bay ‘white sand’ project

2020-9-7  Roque: As a resident of Manila, I'm happy about the project. But the move to fill the 500-meter stretch with white sand—actually crushed dolomite boulders, according to DENR —did not sit

Manila Bay White Sand Could Cost P795,000 Per Meter

DENR’s Project is ‘Worse Than Plunder’ “The last time white sand was on the news, a former President was convicted of plunder. DENR’s white sand project is worse than plunder, because the project’s use of dolomite sand as beach top-fill causes cancer, lung failure, and other serious illnesses,” said Ridon.

2020: Manila Bay dolomite sand project stirs

2020-12-30  The estimated cost of the entire Manila Bay rehabilitation project is PHP389 million, of which, around PHP28 million is allotted for the dolomite overlay. On claims that the project is a waste of public funds, Cimatu assured the public that the funds used for the project will not be put to waste as people expressed fears that the dolomite sands

Manila Bay Dolomite White Sand Project Aftermath of

Watch what happened to the dolomite of the Manila Bay white sand project in the aftermath of Typhoon Rolly. The Manila Baywalk white sand beach phase 1 was opened to

Dolomite Point Redevelopment Project Projects

Dolomite Point Redevelopment Project Dolomite Point, Punakaiki is located along the southern stretch of the Great Coast Road between Westport and Greymouth on the West Coast of the South Island, and is nestled within the stunning broadleaf and nikau coastal forest and the magnificent limestone landscape of the Paparoa National Park.

Dolomite by the bay: all right or not right? Manila

2020-9-12  Dolomite, or calcium magnesium carbonate, is a type of limestone that is used to produce cement, mortar, concrete, and other materials needed for construction. According to DENR, their plan of using dolomite has already been studied for its safety even before its implementation and approval last year, clearing it from being hazardous or

DENR Reveals Truth about Manila Bay’s Dolomite

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently posted a narrative about the truth behind the controversial dolomite and the beach nourishment project for the rehabilitation of Manila Bay. “The Department of Environment and Natural Resources wishes to extend its sincerest gratitude and appreciation to those who have expressed their understanding and support for the Manila

Criticisms on Manila Bay beautification 'misplaced,'

Año, a retired general, claimed dolomite which was used as artificial white sand in Manila Bay "is a common material used in beach nourishment" in resorts around the world. READ: Cebu gov orders mining halt in dolomite source for Manila Bay; Interior Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said the project was only P28 million, contrary to reports.

Cimatu insists dolomite safe, defends Manila Bay

2020-9-8  However, the size of the dolomite being used in Manila Bay is two to five millimeters or equivalent to 2,000 to 5,000 microns or 100 times bigger than dust, said Cimatu.

Palace: P389-M Manila Bay ‘white sand’ project

2020-9-7  Roque: As a resident of Manila, I'm happy about the project. But the move to fill the 500-meter stretch with white sand—actually crushed dolomite boulders, according to DENR —did not sit

Manila Bay White Sand Could Cost P795,000 Per Meter

DENR’s Project is ‘Worse Than Plunder’ “The last time white sand was on the news, a former President was convicted of plunder. DENR’s white sand project is worse than plunder, because the project’s use of dolomite sand as beach top-fill causes cancer, lung failure, and other serious illnesses,” said Ridon.

FAST FACTS: What is dolomite sand, and how will it

The white sand is made from dolomite rock mined and exported from Cebu. Later reports revealed that Cebu province did not greenlight the extraction, but it was the DENR’s Mines and Geosciences

Manila Bay Dolomite White Sand Project Aftermath of

Watch what happened to the dolomite of the Manila Bay white sand project in the aftermath of Typhoon Rolly. The Manila Baywalk white sand beach phase 1 was opened to

Dolomite Point Redevelopment Project Projects

Dolomite Point Redevelopment Project Dolomite Point, Punakaiki is located along the southern stretch of the Great Coast Road between Westport and Greymouth on the West Coast of the South Island, and is nestled within the stunning broadleaf and nikau coastal forest and the magnificent limestone landscape of the Paparoa National Park.

More crushed dolomite needed to complete Manila

2020-10-9  MANILA, Philippines — Additional crushed dolomite is needed to finish the Manila Bay “white beach” project, an official of the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR

Roque defends Manila Bay 'white sand' project

2020-9-7  Environmental groups have slammed the Department of Environment and Natural Resources' project, which involves overlaying "white sand" or crushed dolomite boulders in Manila Bay as

Cimatu insists dolomite safe, defends Manila Bay

2020-9-8  However, the size of the dolomite being used in Manila Bay is two to five millimeters or equivalent to 2,000 to 5,000 microns or 100 times bigger than dust, said Cimatu.

Funds for Manila Bay ‘white sand’ project could have

2020-9-8  The Department of Environment and Natural Resources said it would fill Manila Bay’s shore with white sand, which are actually refined dolomite rocks sourced from Cebu province. The rehabilitation project that started two years ago has drawn controversy over its cost and environmental concerns.

Mangroves better than dolomite for Manila Bay rehab

The project was widely criticized in September over issues of possible health hazards from crushed dolomite as well as the timing of the project amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Dolomite beyond Manila Bay Inquirer Business

2020-9-25  Dolomite is a material that has been around for ages, but it was only recently that it sparked the interest of many Filipinos. Earlier this month, the Department of Environment and Natural

Manila Bay White Sand Could Cost P795,000 Per Meter

DENR’s Project is ‘Worse Than Plunder’ “The last time white sand was on the news, a former President was convicted of plunder. DENR’s white sand project is worse than plunder, because the project’s use of dolomite sand as beach top-fill causes cancer, lung failure, and other serious illnesses,” said Ridon.

ON WHITE SAND PROJECT: Put Your Money Where

2021-1-5  As stated by the DENR, the dolomite material that is being used in the white beach Manila Bay project is 2-5mm or 100 times bigger than dust and therefore does not get suspended in air. Moreover, he said, occupational health and safety standards for workers and precautionary measures for the containment of possible dust formation and are being