Our weekend at the bay
Me and my husband decided to bring my son, Renren out for a stroll in the bay area to get fresh air and to have some quality time with him. When we finally arrived at the bay there were so many people, kids running around, flying kites everywhere, the weather was great and I said to myself “I think we’re gonna have a good time.”
But upon seeing the waters, my optimism turn into dismay. The sight of the “carpet of garbage” enveloping near the shores of Manila Bay was clearly not a sight to behold. Manila’s well-known sunset viewing spot is becoming a huge floating dump as the degradation of Manila Bay worsens. This is a sad but true proof of ignorance in taking care of our environment. One thing that strikes me is most of them are still trying to have a good time and swim in the filthy waters.
One of them even bathed his son, which to me what looked like a 3 months old baby in the waters filled with cigarette butts, plastic bags and all sorts of unidentifiable materials that I would no longer want to find out. I hope that someday the government would do something about this but of course it is in the people themselves where the change should start. They must learn to love and care for nature because in the end, If it is destroyed, then so are we.
Jimayda Banaag says
May writings ka pala about Manila Bay mmy. Totoo nakaka lungkot na naging ganun sya kadumi. Na king tutuusin pwede naman sanang maiwasan kung lahat tayo may disiplina. Nakakatuwa na ngayon ay nilinis sya. Pero sana tuloy tuloy at sana naman walang kapalit na kung ano. Madalas din kami nun dyan hanggang sa hindi na worth it puntahan.
Mommy Levy says
I’m so happy that my wish in this post finally came true. I hope tuloy tuloy na ang paglinis sa Manila Bay. Thanks for reminding me of this post I made 10 years ago.