BY CHITO CHAVEZ
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Benny Antiporda on Friday did not discount the possibility of “sabotage’’ in the recent fish kill in Manila Bay.
In an interview over GMA News, Antiporda said the site of the fish kill is at the Baseco Compound, which is far from the Manila Bay area.
The DENR is currently implementing a beautification project in the area where crushed dolomite rocks are being poured on the shoreline to give it a “white sand” effect.
Aside from possible sabotage by government critics, Antiporda said they are also looking into possible illegal fishing in the area.
“Maaaring meron na namang nag-illegal fishing, gumamit ng cyanide or meron pong sumasabotahe sa atin just to discredit the government,” Antiporda said.
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) explained that the fish kill was a result of low oxygen level in the sea. (Chito A. Chavez)