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LOOK: Manila Bay is changing color because it is actually getting worse

But the truth is nothing is getting better. Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said that the discoloration is indicative that the pollution in Manila Bay is actually getting worse due to the presence of pollutants.

Netizen Randy Raga had people celebrating when he posted a video showing how Manila Bay was turning turquoise, and that it was healing due to less human activities because of the COVID-19 enhanced community quarantine.

In his Facebook video that currently has nearly 3,000 shares which he shot from a floor in a luxury hotel in the Mall of Asia complex, he labeled Manila Bay as the “NEW BORACAY” and people immediately became optimistic.

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But the truth is nothing is getting better. Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said that the discoloration is indicative that the pollution in Manila Bay is actually getting worse due to the presence of pollutants.

PCG Spokesperson Commodore Armand Balilo said the pollutants could be the number one reason why this is happening.

“Nagkakaroon ng discoloration [‘yung tubig] minsan kapag merong mga pollutants or ‘yung mga pool na may chlorine na [tapos] nag-discharge sila ng water.”

Discoloration also happened back in 2014, and as part of their Manila Bay rehabilitation, PCG will be doing further investigation on this matter.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) says that the quality of the water in Manila Bay has shown some improvements, but it is still unsafe for people to swim. Pollution has no color.

A lot of netizens believed that Manila Bay was transforming.

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Written by JO-EST B. TAN

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