1. Manila possesses the greatest resources for recreation and refreshment in its river and its ocean bay. Whatever portions of either have been given up to private use should be reclaimed where possible, and such portions as are still under public control should be developed and forever maintained for the use and enjoyment of the people.

    -D. H. Burnham, Report on the General Plan on the Improvement of Manila

    The harbor of Manila Bay is justly famous worldwide for having one of the best sunset views. With just one swerve from the City Hall, Manila might lose one of its greatest assets forever with reclamation of the bayside from the coastline of the US Embassy to the Manila Yacht Club. The Baywalk is almost a kilometer long, so that’s quite a big area already. The reclaimed bayside will be home to another High Density District complete with skyscrapers and other ultramodern city delights. For a congested city like the City of Manila, another High Density District is the last thing you’ll be building on it, as it badly needs parks and other public recreational facilities as its breathing space. Undoubtedly, the harbor view of the sunset is one of these rare city delights.

    As I believe that a city’s progress, identity and beauty is not alone measured by concrete and skyscrapers, saving the bay for the enjoyment not just for the Manilenos from all walks of life, but also for the whole nation is better than to have a few businessman benefitting from that place.

    On February 12, 2013, the Heritage Conservation Society and the Heritage Conservation Society - Youth will hold a synchronized sunset viewing and and Human Chain at the Manila Baywalk at 4PM. Our group, the JaywalkersPH, supports this advocacy and we are actually encouraging you to attend the said event and learn more about the impending reclamation project. Register here: http://bit.ly/U7oYhs. Also, show your support here in Tumblr (and twitter too!) through the tag: #SaveManilaBay

    Further Reading:

    Realty exec defends Manila Bay reclamation

    Standoff looms over Manila Bay reclamation project

    Goodbye beautiful sunset? Groups protest Manila Bay reclamation project

    PS: I think it would be nice to attach some nice photographs of the Manila Bay sunset to highlight what’s at stake in this issue. Photos courtesy of (from upper left clockwise) some JaywalkersPH members. Click on the photos to know who owns the photograph and as well as their sites.

     
  1. thehappiestgirlintheworldd likes this
  2. marrionoffduty likes this
  3. wantering-dressed-in-red likes this
  4. whoeversheis0524 reblogged this from pinoytumblr
  5. adeeongtawco likes this
  6. jeffffajardo likes this
  7. songersiandreaaaa likes this
  8. bryanbenida reblogged this from bryanbenida and added:
    Everyone is invited! See you later! 4pm at Manila Bay! :))
  9. sherwinriel reblogged this from pinoytumblr
  10. rjsarte likes this
  11. aprilanj reblogged this from theurbanhistorian
  12. imfibie reblogged this from theurbanhistorian
  13. rhaimontevirgen likes this
  14. henzelgapay likes this
  15. chelseabandong likes this
  16. rdctuazon likes this
  17. allpraisesjess reblogged this from pinoyshuttr
  18. ohsayhello likes this
  19. aimee-jeanne likes this
  20. feenmiikka likes this
  21. romesmerizing likes this
  22. pseudobob likes this
  23. iambiancake likes this
  24. theyoungfoodie likes this
  25. sergeantpepperoni likes this
  26. bugoyprince reblogged this from theurbanhistorian
  27. jillhazel likes this
  28. edmurphypal likes this
  29. akosijmo reblogged this from pinoytumblr
  30. dyusipprutgum reblogged this from litratonijuan
  31. playfulimagination reblogged this from litratonijuan
  32. ka-tangahan likes this
  33. romyroms reblogged this from pinoytumblr
  34. perkyangel likes this
  35. awfulsilence reblogged this from pinoytumblr
  36. karmaforthesoul reblogged this from dorkvader
  37. karmaforthesoul likes this
  38. moggy-mog likes this
  39. chelzky likes this
  40. imaginativeartist likes this
  41. vanillyze reblogged this from thisismanila
  42. californ-uh likes this
  43. surprisedsquirrel reblogged this from yourdirtyrascal
  44. surprisedsquirrel likes this
  45. rikkishiratori reblogged this from pinoytumblr
  46. meisos reblogged this from pinoytumblr
  47. meisos likes this
  48. geloreyes likes this
  49. patpattycakes reblogged this from thisismanila
  50. ah-lune likes this