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The Philippine government plans to clean up Manila Bay using the same methods it used for resort island Boracay (above) this year.
The Philippine government plans to clean up Manila Bay using the same methods it used for resort island Boracay (above) this year.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
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After cleaning up the resort island of Boracay, environment officials are now turning their attention to what may be the dirtiest body of water in the Philippines: Manila Bay.

Environment secretary Roy Cimatu announced this week that the government, using the same methods it used to rehabilitate Boracay, will start next month to make Manila Bay safe to swim in again.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 22, 2018, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe