In an effort to rehabilitate, restore and conserve the Manila Bay, FPA continues to fulfill its role in the program through analysis of waste water samples coming from fertilizer and pesticide manufacturing plants, and conduct of information dissemination activities.
The Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program started in 2011 which aims to improve the current condition of Manila Bay and make it more conducive for tourism and economic activities. It is being spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA).
For this year, the FPA through the efforts of FRD, focused on conducting relevant water quality monitoring activities and information dissemination campaign in the following areas in Laguna: Cavinti, Louisiana, Pili, Sta. Cruz, and Victoria.
The education campaigns conducted focused on the proper use and application of fertilizers in order to protect human health and environment.
For water quality monitoring, it involves the collection of water samples from the Manila Bay tributaries for the analysis of their chemical contents such as nitrate, phosphate, zinc, nickel, chromium, copper, lead and pH, all of which are found in fertilizer ingredients. Results of analysis will enable the Agency to recommend appropriate interventions to the program committee.