Duterte warns hotel polluters from destroying Manila Bay

January 09, 2019

JUST like in Boracay, President Rodrigo Duterte plans to close down establishments, particularly hotels that chuck waste into Manila Bay.

“Do something about your waste there or else I will close it,” said Duterte during the Barangay Summit on Peace and Order in Pasay City.

Duterte said hotels must ensure they have working water treatment facilities. He backed the proposal of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to restore the water quality of Manila Bay during the Cabinet meeting on Monday.

“Itong mga hotel, ‘yung palabasin niyo ‘yung mga tae ng mga turista. Kaya ko itong tae ng Pilipino pero kung tae ng kung sinu-sino diyan, lagyan niyo ng water treatment ‘yang hotel niyo, ‘pag hindi sarahan ko ‘yan,” he said in front of Metro Manila local chief executives. Huwag mo ako hamunin. Kung wala tayong turista eh ‘di wala, hindi naman tayo mamamatay,” he added. (Don’t challenge me. If we don’t have tourists, then we won’t have them. We won’t die.)