(SALUTATIONS)

GOOD MORNING! // ISANG MAKAKALIKASANG ARAW SA ATING LAHAT! //

IN FRONT OF US ALL // IS ONE OF THE KEY PROJECTS THAT IS CRITICAL IN THE REHABILITATION OF MANILA BAY. // THIS13-TANK SEWAGE INTERCEPTOR AND TREATMENT PLANTIS NECESSARY // TO ENSURE THAT NO UNTREATED WASTEWATER REACHES MANILA BAY. //

ALAM NAMAN NATING LAHAT NA ANG ISA SA PROBLEMA SA DETERIORATION NG MANILA BAY // AY ANG LIQUID WASTE. // KUNG KAYA, // ITO ANG NAGING PARAAN NATIN UPANG MATUGUNAN ANG PROBLEMANG ITO. //

THE STP HAS 6 MAIN TREATMENT TANKS, // 6 CHEMICAL HOLDING TANKS // AND 1 WATER TANK. // EACH TREATMENT TANK HAS A CAPACITY OF 75,000 LITERS OF WASTEWATER // AND THE STP IS CAPABLE OF TREATING 500,000 LITERS OF WASTEWATER PER DAY. //

WITH THIS CAPACITY, // I AM SURE THAT WE CAN FINALLY MAKE MANILA BAY SWIMMABLE // AND FIT FOR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN THE COMING MONTHS. //

THE WASTEWATER FOR TREATMENT WILL COME FROM THE 3 DRAINAGE OUTFALLSALONG ROXAS BOULEVARD NAMELY // PADRE FAURA, // RAJAH SOLIMAN // AND MANILA YACHT CLUB. // THE 3 OUTFALLS WERE DIVERTED TO A 1.5 KILOMETER PIPE // THAT WAS LAID ALONG THE BAYWALK // FROM THE US EMBASSY TO THE MANILA YACHT CLUB. //

AFTER TREATMENT, // THE CLEAN WATER WILL THEN BE DRAINED INTO THE UNDERGROUND TANKFOR REUSE // AND THE EXCESS WILL OVERFLOW TO MANILA BAY. //

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE METROPOLITAN MANILA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY // WHO MADE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THIS PLANT POSSIBLE, // AND WHO WILL ALSO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE. //

PRIOR TO THE START OF THE MANILA BAY REHABILITATION, // FECAL COLIFORM LEVEL AT THE PADRE FAURA OUTFALL WAS AT 7.2 MILLION MOST PROBABLE NUMBER PER 100 MILLILITER. // NOW IT IS 920,000 MPN PER 100ML. //

AT THE RAJAH SOLIMAN/REMEDIOS DRAINAGE OUTFALL ACROSS ARISTOCRAT RESTAURANT, // FECAL COLIFORM WAS AT 35 MILLION MPN. // IT IS NOW DOWN TO 11 MILLION MPN. //

HERE AT THE MANILA YACHT CLUB OUTFALL, // FECAL COLIFORM WAS RECORDED AT 110 MILLION MPN PER 100ML. // RECENT TESTS SHOWED IT HAS FALLEN TO 54 MILLION MPN PER 100ML. //

CLASS SB COASTAL AND MARINE WATER BODIES LIKE MANILA BAY // SHOULD HAVE A FECAL COLIFORM LEVEL OF 100 MPN PER 100 ML // BEFORE IT IS CONSIDERED SAFE FOR BATHING AND SKIN DIVING. // ITO PO ANG PANUNTUNAN NATIN // KUNG KAYA NAGPUPURSIGI TAYONG GUMAWA NG MGA HAKBANG // UPANG MALINIS ANG TUBIG NG MANILA BAY. //

BUT EVEN BEFORE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THIS TREATMENT PLANT, // THE WATER QUALITY IN THE BAY IS SLOWLY IMPROVING. // AND I REPEAT: // SLOWLY … // BUT… // IMPROVING. // THIS WE CREDIT TO THE CONCERTED EFFORTS // AND COOPERATION OF ALL STAKEHOLDERS // INCLUDING OUR ESTERO RANGERS // WHO ARE IN CHARGE OF THE ESTEROS THAT DRAIN INTO MANILA BAY. //

WITH THIS STP IN FULL THROTTLE AND WITH OUR CONTINUED VIGILANCE AND TEAMWORK, // WE CAN RESTORETHE WATERS OF MANILA BAY TO ITS CLEAN, // FRESH // AND UNSPOILED CONDITION // FOR ALL OF US // AND THE FUTURE GENERATIONOF FILIPINOS TO ENJOY! //

SA PAGSALUBONG NATIN SA PANGALAWANG TAON NG ATING BATTLE FOR MANILA BAY, // ANG STP NA ITO ANG MAGTATAWID SA ATIN // TUNGO SA MALINIS NA TUBIG SA MANILA BAY. //

LET US CELEBRATE THE 1ST YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE FOR MANILA BAY // AS WE LOOK FORWARD TO MORE SUSTAINED EFFORTSFOR ITS REHABILITATION // THIS YEAR! // CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF US! #