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 Solar City soon to rise

Originally published in the Daily Tribune, written by Louie Logarta The proposed development of the futuristic project known as “Manila Solar City (MSC)” — originally envisioned by former Mayor Fred Lim — appears to be back on track as this is tied up with the rejection by the Court of Appeals (CA) of the bid…

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…

Peter Stuyvesant and the History of Reclamation in the First World

By Floro M. Mercene (Read Original Article Here) “The Expanding Manhattan Coastline” by Racontours says that since the days of Dutch New York, Manhattan Island has undergone massive transformation to its coastline. The article said the first land reclamation was undertaken by Peter Stuyvesant upon taking over as the colony’s governor in 1646. He wanted…

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…