11 May 2009

Pasig River : Before, Now, After


Until early 1900's, Pasig River used to be an important means of transport for Manila. And a source of lifeline for its people because of the bounty harvest of fishes from the river.

But due to the rapid industrialization and carelessness of the people living near the river, it has become very polluted and is considered dead.
Stenchy! Dark! Dirty! As if all the negative words you can find in the dictionary could very well define this river.

After 7 years...
Hopefully, seven years from now, it will look like this (check the photo below). Modern, yet clean and peaceful to look at.

Alive! Navigable! Swimmable!
(Photo by Palafox Associates)
Through the cooperation of ABS-CBN Foundation, Bantay Kalikasan, Pasig river Rehabilitation Commission, Local Goverment and different Non-governmental Organizations may this vision come true.
Rehabilitation includes the relocation of squatters living along the river banks.
But for now, as we count the target seven years or maybe more, let us do our share. Can we keep our garbage and stop polluting our river. Please.


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5 comments:

T and S on May 11, 2009 at 6:45 PM said...

This is more like the Ganges in India, its its too far away from this river.

I also like your image on 7 years from now, I hope that becomes a reality...Thomas

GreenPinas on May 11, 2009 at 6:54 PM said...

Thomas, thanks for visiting again. I too hope that this vision would come true. Through this site, I would like to appeal to other people to do our share in keeping the river clean.

Lifemoto on May 21, 2009 at 4:57 PM said...

Let us hope that our government have to be strict in implementing the cleanliness campaign. We as a citizen must do our part also.

Lifemoto on May 21, 2009 at 4:59 PM said...

btw I add your blog to my blog roll. have a nice day!

toby on May 29, 2009 at 5:07 PM said...

have a nice day

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