'Good job,' 'seryoso?': Celebrities share mixed reactions over 'Manila Bay Sands'
From left: Celebrity couple Robin and Mariel Padilla; visitors enjoy the newly opened Manila Bay white sand beach.
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'Good job,' 'seryoso?': Celebrities share mixed reactions over 'Manila Bay Sands'
Jan Milo Severo (Philstar.com) - September 24, 2020 - 3:29pm

MANILA, Philippines — Celebrity couple Robin Padilla and Mariel Rodriguez lauded the government’s effort of putting white sand in Manila Bay.

In his Instagram account, Robin, a vocal supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte, said the present government is admirable.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ON December 18, 2008, the Supreme Court in a landmark decision issued a mandamus ordering 13 government agencies “to clean up, rehabilitate and preserve Manila Bay, and restore and maintain its waters to SB level [Class B sea waters per Water Classification Tables under DENR Administrative Order 34 (1990)] to make them fit for swimming, skin-diving and other forms of contact recreation.” “Everyone thought it was a lost cause an Impossible dream” The Efficiency of the present government is admirable! Ibigay natin sa gobyerno ang tamang pagkilala sa accomplishment na ito dahil may covid 19 man o wala bilang isang Tax payer pipiliin ko na ang white sand kesa sa basura. Yun dolomite maaaring pagtalunan pero yun basura 1million percent masama sa Inangkalikasan, sa ating kalusugan at sa lahat ng bagay. Wag naman nating ipagdamot sa ating mga kababayan na walang kakayahan makaranas ng boracay sa manila bay. Free Relaxation and family bonding ay mental, emotional and physical Theraphy. Every Filipino deserves a swim, a sunrise and sunset by the beach. Photograph and video Source https://rappler.com/nation/freedom-island-forest-rangers-fight-poachers-plastic-pollution https://www.facebook.com/108937947604821/videos/2808186862783834/?vh=e&extid=xSdkG8t3Ql2f9cUA&d=n https://www.facebook.com/111139227229668/posts/181290460214544/?extid=GsYiD6RUEJOR4BWi&d=n

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“The Efficiency of the present government is admirable! Ibigay natin sa gobyerno ang tamang pagkilala sa accomplishment na ito dahil may covid 19 man o wala bilang isang Tax payer pipiliin ko na ang white sand kesa sa basura. Yun dolomite maaaring pagtalunan pero yun basura 1million percent masama sa Inangkalikasan, sa ating kalusugan at sa lahat ng bagay,” he said.

“Wag naman nating ipagdamot sa ating mga kababayan na walang kakayahan makaranas ng boracay sa manila bay. Free Relaxation and family bonding ay mental, emotional and physical Theraphy. Every Filipino deserves a swim, a sunrise and sunset by the beach,” he added.

Mariel, for her part, said that thanks to the project, she can now see where her taxes go.

“Nung puro basura walang nagrereklamo ngayon na pinaganda.. can you believe it? Ngayon sila nagreklamo? Ang hindi ko maintindihan is lagi natin hinahanap kung saan napunta yung tax na binabayad natin... ayan oh.. atleast yan nakikita natin diba. Tapos may complain pa rin?” she said as comment to Robin's post.

Other celebrities, meanwhile, criticized the government on how it handled the overcrowding in Manila Bay when it was opened to public last weekend. The stars posted photos of the Manila Bay crowd on their social media accounts.

“Wala nang COVID guys! Mabuhay!” actor Jason Abalos wrote.

 

 

“Nice way to alleviate mental anxities. Good Job PInas!” actress Chynna Ortaleza wrote.

 

 

In another post, the actress asked why a part of the "white sand" has now turned gray.

 

 

If Mariel thinks the "white sand" is proof of where people's taxes are spent, for Chynna, the taxes could have been better spent on somewhere else.

"There goes our taxes. I was thinking instead of white sand shouldn’t they have thought of helping out NCMH (National Center for Mental Health) instead? Just a thought," she said.

 

 

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