Theory of a New Manila Bay Fault Line are UNVERIFIED

In a number of articles that surface yesterday, Dr. Kelvin Rodolfo claims that a new fault line has been discovered in Manila Bay. Rodolfo, a Filipino geologist whose research focuses on ground subsidence, made the claims based on satellite data supposedly showing “vertical land movement in Metro Manila, indicating to them possible existence of another fault…

On WWF Pres. Lory Tan’s Claim that the Proposed Manila Bay Reclamation will Worsen Flooding

In an article in Manila Bulletin titled “Repeal Reclamation of Manila Bay” in the column Pagbabago by DR. Florangel Rosario Braid published on February 5, 2013, 6:26pm, a statement was attributed to Mr. Tan where in he claims: (1) “reclamation is a risky technology because of rising sea levels and incessant rainfall. The Philippines has one of…

Will Manila Solar City Worse Flooding in Metro Manila?

Manila Solar City will be an additional barrier to storm surges, the primary cause of flooding on Roxas Boulevard.  A storm surge is an offshore rise of water associated with a low pressure weather system, typically tropical cyclones and strong extra-tropical cyclones. Storm surges are caused primarily by high winds pushing on the ocean’s surface.…

Will Manila Solar City Change the Allure of Manila Bay?

Manila Solar City will provide an additional 4,000 meters of safe, secure, and PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE space from which residents of Manila and tourists can view the world famed Manila Bay Sunset. The 4 kilometer long sunset viewing promenade will be publicly accessible through the bridge on Quirino Avenue and through the CCP Complex. It will…

More than 100,000 New Jobs in Manila

Once the Manila Solar City is completed and developed, it could generate at least 20,000 new employment opportunities in the first four years. Due to further improvements and occupation of the buildings therein, the number of employment opportunities would increase to over 100,000 over the succeeding 6 years. This will effectively stimulate economic activity and…

More Revenues for the Manila City Government’s Social Services

From the reclamation, an estimated 113.4 hectares will be transferred to entities that would be subject to real property taxes. Since a hectare is 10,000 square meters, the total taxable area in square meters is 1,134,000.  Assuming a P100,000 per square meter, the total real property taxes that the City can collect per year would…