THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MARAMING SALAMAT, ATTORNEY OPOSA.

I REALLY APPRECIATE WHAT YOU’VE DONE, ATTORNEY PARA SA OKASYON NATIN NGAYON. WE ARE HERE NOW TO GIVE CREDIT. TAMA YUNG SABI NIYA EH, HUWAG NA NATIN AWAYIN YUNG MGA KUMOKONTRA DYAN SA BAYWALK. I-PRESENT NALANG NATIN YUNG MGA TAO NA TUMULONG DITO SA MANILA BAY. KAYA NANDITO SILA NGAYON, ANG MGA AWARDEES.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU. YUNG PAGGAWA DITO SA TREATMENT PLANT, MMDA, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, LANI, AT SAKA YUNG MGA KASAMA MO DYAN NA TUMULONG SA ATIN DITO.

IT IS REALLY A GAME CHANGER NGAYON. ANG SUSUNOD NA GAGAWIN KASI NATIN-- MERON NA TAYONG NAIPAKITA NA BEACH, AT SAKA DOLOMITES DYAN.

SINASABI NILA NA YUNG DOLOMITE DAW AY ARTIFICIAL. HINDI PO ARTIFICIAL YAN. NATURAL PO NA SAND TALAGA YAN NA PUPUNTAHAN NG MGA TAO. LAHAT NG MGA SANDS NATIN-- KARAMIHAN YUNG CHEMICAL COMPONENT AY PAREHO SA DOLOMITE.

DOON SA BORACAY, KUNG SAAN PUTING-PUTI YUNG SAND--NANGGALING ITO SA CORALS AT SAKA PUKA SHELLS. YUNG PUKA SHELLS KASI NAPAKADAMI DYAN SA BORACAY ISLAND, EH. NAUNANG NAKILALA YUNG BORACAY ISLAND DAHIL DOON SA PUKA SHELLS, HINDI SA BEACH. SO YUNG PUKA SHELLS NA YAN, THROUGH THE YEARS, NA PU-PULVERIZE YAN NG NATURE. IT’S A NATURAL WAY OF MAKING SAND. PUTING-PUTI YAN.
NAPAKAPINO PO YUNG GRANULES. IT IS THE FINEST. KAYA KAHIT TAPAKAN MO YUNG SAND NA YAN KAHIT TANGHALI, HINDI MAINIT YUNG BUHANGIN. DAHIL SA PAGKAPINO NG SAND NA YAN, HINDI NAKAKA-ABSORB NG HEAT. SO GANUN ANG BORACAY. IT IS ONE OF THE WHITEST BEACH IN THE WORLD AND THE COLDEST BECAUSE OF THE PUKA SHELLS NA NA-PULVERIZE THROUGH THE YEARS; KAYA NAGING WHITE. KASI ANG MGA BUHANGIN NAMAN DUN ITIM EH. NAGING WHITE LANG KASI THAT’S NATURAL WAY OF CRUSHING CALCIUM. IT IS A CALIUM ACTUALLY, YANG MGA YAN.

ETO NAMANG DOLOMITES (REFERRING TO THE PROCESS OF MAKING DOLOMITE SAND), IT’S NOT NATURAL. IT’S MAN-MADE BUT YUNG COMPONENT DYAN IS THE SAME AS THE COMPONENT OF THOSE WHITE BEACHES. THE CALIUM COMPONENT OF THAT MINERAL IS CALCIUM--75% KASI DYAN IS CALCIUM, EH. SO IT IS VERY SIMILAR TO WHAT BORACAY IS. GANUN ANG EXPLANATION NATIN DYAN. YUNG SAND SA BORACAY IS NATURAL. YUNG SAND NATIN DITO IS MAN-MADE BUT WITH THE SAME MINERALS. HINDI PO CHEMICALS YAN OR TINATAWAG NILANG ARTIFICIAL. IT IS NOT ARTIFICIAL, IT’S NATURAL, BUT MAN-MADE PO YUNG SAND NA YAN.

SO PAGKATAPOS NA LINISAN NATIN ITO, WE WILL NOW START TO FIND OUT KUNG BAKIT MAY NAIIWAN PANG COLIFORM DYAN; BECAUSE PARA MAKAPASA TAYO--I AM ASPIRING TO CLEAN THE WATER QUALITY HERE BY DECEMBER--MEANING WE’LL FIND OUT KUNG SAAN PA NANGGAGALING YUNG COLIFORM, KASI NGAYON, MGA 24 THOUSAND COLIFORM NALANG, EH (IN REFERENCE TO ONE AREA IN MANILA BAY). SO, HANAPIN PA NATIN KUNG BAKIT NANDYAN PA YUNG COLIFORM NA YAN.

WE INTEND TO SUBMIT TO THE SOVEREIGN COURT. ITO YUNG MAGCO-COMPLY--KASI KASAMA SA MANDAMUS AY KAILANGAN MAG-COMPLY ANG AGENCIES TO BRING DOWN THE WATER QUALITY OF MANILA BAY TO THE STANDARD LEVEL WHICH IS (200) COLFORM LEVEL. YAN ANG UTOS NG SUPREME COURT. ‘HINDI KAMI HIHINTO DYAN SA INYO, KUNG HINDI NIYO MABABA ITO (200)’--YAN ANG SINABI NG SUPREME COURT. SABI NILA, CONTINUING MANDAMUS EH. HIHINTO LANG YUNG MADAMUS NA YAN PAG NA-REACH NA NATIN ITO. YAN ANG ORDER NG SUPREME COURT. SO BY DECEMBER, WE WILL BE MAKING A REPORT TO THE SUPREME COURT NA YUNG GINAGAWA NATING REHABILITATION AT CLEANUP NG COASTAL AY BUMABA NA. SO ASPIRE NATIN YUNG (200) PARA MAKAPAGSWIMMING NARIN DITO. KASI WE WILL NOT ALLOW SWIMMING DONE KUNG HINDI PA NATIN NARE-REACH YUNG 200.

SO AGAIN, CONGRATULATIONS TO THOSE AWARDEES THIS AFTERNOON. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE ROTARY CLUB FOR SUPPORTING PO YUNG GINAGAWA NATIN DYAN, AND SPECIALLY TO ATTY. TONY. SO WITH THAT MARAMING SALAMAT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.