Secretary Roy A. Cimatu addresses the public, saying, Manila Bay rehabilitation efforts will not end with the “short-term snapshot of a trash-free bay”, during the 2020 International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) Day celebration. He assures Filipinos that the DENR, along with the other mandamus agencies, will not stop working hard until Manila Bay reaches the ideal water quality level that is fit for swimming and bathing. He delivered his speech before 600 volunteers from 21 government agencies and other civic organizations who spent their precious time to clean the coasts along the Manila Baywalk area, in celebration of the 2020 ICC Day on September 19. Among others who showed their support are Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga (1st from left), Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III (2nd from left), Commission on Higher Education Chairman Prospero De Vera III (3rd from left). Present also are Manila Mayor “Isko” Moreno, officials of the mandamus agencies, and members of the Cabinet, who all congratulated Sec. Cimatu and gave their statement of support for DENR’s beach nourishment project. #