EMB-3 rallies LGUs to protect environment !-- -- Ramon Efren Lazaro (The Philippine Star) - February 14, 2019 - 12:00am MEYCAUAYAN CITY , Philippines The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB)-Region 3 is reiterating its call to local government units, particularly those with jurisdiction over the Marilao-Meycauayan-Obando River System (MMORS) on LGUs to perform their role in environment protection in line with the massive Manila Bay rehabilitation effort.
Around 70 to 75 percent of the biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) loading of the MMORS come from domestic sources including septage generated by establishments.
Cleaning up the Marilao-Meycauayan-Obando River System (MMORS) will require constant dredging even if the task takes years to complete, according to senators and Bulacan officials who attended a consultative meeting in Manila on Tuesday.
The rehabilitation of MMORS, once branded as one of the 30 dirtiest rivers in the world, started in 2008 but it was not given full attention due to insufficient funding for dredging operations.
Sherwin Gatchalian, a former Valenzuela City mayor and representative, to improve rehabilitation work at MMORS.
She said she would ask her son, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar, to supply backhoes for the MMORS rehabilitation.
Calumpit, Bulacan -- The problem of silted rivers in Bulacan - primarily the Meycauayan, Marilao and Obando River System (MMORS
) - is being addressed with an order for massive dredging of what had been previously tagged in an environmental group's website as "the world's dirtiest river." Bulacan Governor Wilhelmino M.
Most of these are located along the Marilao-Meycauayan-Obando River System or MMORS.
The MMORS is a watermark connected to Manila's Look.