Philipp. Sci. Lett. 2014 7 (1) 228-240
available online: June 14, 2014
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Received: February 6, 2014
The Philippine Reclamation Authority (2011) has identified 102 near-shore reclamation projects covering 38, 272 hectares in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Of these, 38 projects with an aggregate area of 26,234 hectares are intended to reclaim virtually the entire near-shore zone of Manila Bay (Figure 1). The ongoing rush to execute several of these projects is alarming in how little its proponents seem to understand the littoral environment, and their seeming indifference to the hazards it poses.