MANILA, Philippines – Environmental Management Bureau – National Capital Region continuously conducts water quality sampling at Manila Bay in all its identified outfalls including tributaries leading to the bay amidst the end of 2020 and the COVID-19 Pandemic.

EMB-NCR personnel from the Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement Division (EMED) conducted water sampling last December 22, 2020 in 6 stations namely, Baseco Sampling Station 7, 8, 9 10, Villar Lagoon, and Baseco WQME Station.

Among the parameters to be tested in Manila Bay and its connected outfalls is fecal coliform as the DENR were looking to reduce the coliform levels as part of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program.