Manila Bay

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Manila Bay A Case Study in Environmental Science Presented by Remelyn G. Ocat Student Presented to: Mrs. Reolyn Abante Instructor TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTERS I. Problem, Survey , Location and Impact II. Context, History and Background III. Project Description IV. Implementation of Project V. Resources of Fund VI. Results . A bay is similar to, but usually considered to be smaller than, a gulf. The Gulf of Mexico, for example, contains numerous bays—Mobile Bay and Tampa Bay among others. Although bays are generally smaller than gulfs, Hudson Bay is larger than some gulfs. In the Philippines, the Manila Bay is the most familiar of its kind. Fast Facts of Manila Bay in Philippines Location:…show more content…
The U.S. Navy's Asiatic Squadron, led by Commodore George Dewey and armed with modern warships, easily destroyed the weak and meager Spanish squadron, and blockaded Manila. This decisive triumph made Dewey a popular figure, and more importantly, paved the way to the American annexation of the Philippines, thus helping to secure victory in the Spanish-American War (1898) The Manila Bay, being the premier international gateway to the country’s political, economic and social centers, offers many challenges and opportunities. Currently, it is confronted with three (3) major issues/concerns, namely: water pollution; overexploitation of resources and degradation of habitats and historical, cultural, religious, archeological and unique sites; and weak coordination,management and governance. Of these, partnership and governanceis the most pronounced issue which needs to be immediately addressed for effective and efficient integration and sustainable management of the bay. This is the greatest challenge being faced by the stakeholders in the Manila Bay. Below are the priorities of the above-mentioned issues/areas of concerns: 1. Limited or sectoral planning. Fragmented or weak institutional arrangements. Lack of coordination among concerned agencies, and between the national and local governments Absence of comprehensive mechanism to address the negative impacts of development within the bay
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