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Court of Appeals Approves Manila Bay Reclamation Anew

Manila Bay reclamation gets court OK anew  By Christine O. Avendaño Philippine Daily Inquirer 10:00 pm | Sunday, August 25th, 2013 The Court of Appeals (CA) has denied anew the bid of Senator Cynthia Villar to stop the implementation of the P14-billion reclamation project in Manila Bay. In a four-page ruling dated Aug. 14, the CA Third…

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Manila Solar City to Rise in Manila Bay

MANILA, Philippines – A world-class commercial, residential and tourism center may soon rise in the middle of Manila Bay. Manila Solar City, which spans 148 hectares, is a reclamation project that will feature a park and a Boracay-inspired man-made beach. It will also have a terminal for international cruise ships, which are expected to bring…

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CA junks petition vs P14-B reclamation project

(Original story here) By Edu Punay (The Philippine Star) | Updated May 4, 2013 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines – The Court of Appeals (CA) has junked the bid of former Las Piñas City representative Cynthia Villar to stop the implementation of the P14-billion reclamation project in Manila Bay. In a 48-page decision released yesterday, the…

The sun shines on reclamation

Originally Published in Manila Bulletin Manila Bulletin – Tue, Apr 16, 2013 From Aquino to Aquino, the project has languished for 17 years. Now, under Aquino II, there’s urgent reason to push for a Solar City that will rise on stilts on Manila Bay, vertically from the breakwater 2.5 km outward, with a width of 600…

Manila Goldcoast Development Corporation Bulung-Pulungan Forum

But why reclaim Manila Bay in the first place? By Alyosha J. Robillos Philippine Daily Inquirer 1:01 am | Monday, April 15th, 2013 MANILA Goldcoast Development Corporation vice chair Edmundo Lim and journalist Deedee Siytangco at the Bulung-Pulungan forum in Sofitel The developer of the controversial reclamation of Manila Bay defended the project, citing its…

The Manila Solar City is a proposed joint reclamation project of the Manila City Government and the Manila Goldcoast Development Project

Reclamation Can Help Save Manila Bay

Written by Ben Kritz, originally published in The Manila Times, February 14, 2013. When the furor erupted recently over the planned Manila Goldcoast Reclamation Project (MGRP), my initial reaction to the idea was decidedly negative. “Reclamation” is a problematic concept, particularly in a city where there are significant flooding and seismic risks. Other large-scale reclamation projects…