The government and private sector have joined hands to clean up the Pasig River in 7 years, and realizing a dream of eliminating the “toilet bowl” reputation of one of the country’s most popular water system.
The project called “Kapit Bisig sa Ilog Pasig” brings together the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the ABS-CBN Foundation Inc (AFI) which aims to resuscitate the river which has become “a repository of human waste and garbage.”
The Pasig River is a 24-kilometer body of water, which stretches from Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay. Once a major transport route, source of water, and a vital ecosystem, the river is relegated today as one of the most polluted and toxic river systems in the Philippines. The deterioration of Pasig River was said to have started in the 1930s. [Read full stories...]