PENRO-LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA

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Manila Bay Coordinating Office (MBCO) 
Site Management Office 4A (SMO4A)

 
Tasked to facilitate the efficient and effective implementation of the Operational Plan for the Manila Bay Coastal Strategy (OPMBCS). The OPMBCS is a product of concerted efforts of mandamus agencies and technical working groups, in close collaboration with the DENR through the MBCO.

The OPMBCS aims to achieve the following:

1. 50% Pollution Reduction by 2017

2. 25% Increase in Vegetative cover by 2017

3. 100% Compliance of all LGU’s in the Full Implementation of R.A. 9003

4. 100% Relocation of ISFs by 2017

The Supreme Court through the principle of "continuing mandamus" set by its decision in G.R. Nos. 171947 dated 18th of December, 2008 and its En Banc Resolution dated 15th of February, 2011, ordered fourteen (14) government agencies concerned to clean-up, rehabilitate and preserve Manila Bay

"Manila Bay - reflective of God's glory - is a clean, wholesome, and productive ecosystem, a center for socio-economic development, and a natural heritage nurtured by Filipino values towards a better quality of life for present and future generations".

To clean up, rehabilitate, and preserve Manila Bay, and restore and maintain its waters to SB level to make them fit to swimming, skin diving, and other forms of contact recreation.

OPMBCS FOUR AREAS OF CONCERN