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A river runs in the foreground, and in the background, tall buildings stand on the far bank.

The Pasig River runs through the heart of Manila and flows from Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay. The river was a major source of water, food and livelihood and offered an alternative mode of transportation. In the 1990s, Pasig River with all its garbage and foul odor, was declared biologically dead. Rehabilitation efforts started after the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission was created in 1999. The photo shows a section of the Pasig River two decades after rehabilitation.

Pasig River

Copyright © 2019 Eden C. Mendoza-Hisey

Country Philippines
Topics Urban, Natural Resource Management

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