Let reason prevail in Manila Bay Reclamation Project

This resistance to the Manila Bay Reclamation Project isn’t something new. Right after President Cory C. Aquino became president in 1986, former Bulletin president Nap Rama introduced me to a Chinese investor who had a similar reclamation plan but was impeded by similar emotional outbursts from people crying that “save our sunset” bovine ordure. If…

Manila Bay project to create 600,000 jobs

Asia News Network August 6, 2013 1:00 am A development project on a proposed reclamation site in Manila Bay is expected to provide up to 600,000 jobs that would help ease unemployment in the country, particularly in Metro Manila. Up to 100,000 jobs would be generated during the construction phase of the project and up…

Manila Solar City may rise in the middle of 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…

Erap, Isko: Reclamation project will save Manila

By Jose Rodel Clapano (The Philippine Star) | Updated August 4, 2013 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines – The Solar City reclamation project will save the city of Manila, which is in debt and has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, city officials said yesterday. Mayor Joseph Estrada and Vice Mayor Isko Moreno…