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…

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…

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…