About 10 percent of the dolomite sand in Manila Bay has been swept to sea by the heavy rains, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Monday.
A Cavite-based cake shop just posted a photo of a one-of-a-kind creation featuring the so-called Manila Bay Sands, and netizens couldn't help but relate.
Maintenance workers clean up debris washed up at the “white sand” area of the Manila Bay rehabilitation project as Typhoon#QuintaPH moves westward across Southern Luzon on October 26, 2020. | via @joncellona
"It really hurtz. P389M na 'yon ghorl???" Just when people thought they've seen it all, a local bakeshop has come up with a cake inspired by the controversial dolomite sand project at Manila Bay.
LOOK: Particles from crushed dolomite fall to the sea near Alcoy town, Cebu, where dolomite used for Manila Bay sand is produced. According to the PENRO-Cebu, the minerals fall to the sea floor when transported to the bulk carrier vessels through a conveyor belt. 📷: PENRO-Cebu
LOOK: An artist draws the viral photo of Manila Bay onlookers on a footbridge, likened to the rate of rising COVID-19 cases in the country. Illustration from Chico David
LOOK: Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region 7 says they issued an Ore Transport Permit to transport dolomite from Alcoy, Cebu to Manila for Manila Bay's white sand. Cebu Provincial Board Member John Ismael Borgonia says they were kept in the dark, no coordination was made w/ them.
Pieces of trash return to the coastline of newly-cleaned Manila Bay as people continue to flock to the shores despite barricades. | via