2 weeks ‘What if it is black sand?’ Moreno asks amid flak on Manila Bay ‘white beach’ project Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- "What if it is black sand?" Manila Mayor Isko Moreno raised the question on Thursday as critics, including lawmakers, slammed the government's project to transform Manila Bay into a "white beach." The mayor then reminded lawmakers that they approved of the 2020 budget and had looked into the funds to be used by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for Manila Bay's white sand makeover. "So these lawmakers, I understand their feelings. But remember, they are part of the approval of the 2020 budget last year and it was presented to them one way or ... more