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Manila Bay,

nearly landlocked inlet of the South China Sea, SW Luzon, the Philippines. About 35 mi (56 km) wide at its broadest point and 30 mi (48 km) long, it is the best natural harbor in E Asia and one of the finest in the world. The city of Manila is on the eastern shore of the bay, and on the southeast is the city of Cavite, and a historic naval base. The entrance to Manila Bay (c.11 mi/18 km wide) is divided by the island of Corregidor into two channels; the northern channel, between Corregidor and Bataan peninsula, is only c.2 mi (3.2 km) wide. During the Spanish-American War, in the battle of Manila Bay (May 1, 1898), an American squadron under Commodore George Dewey destroyed the Spanish fleet off Cavite within a few hours. The Manila Bay area was the focus, during the early phase of World War II, of a desperate attempt to save the Philippines from Japanese conquest (see BataanBataan
, peninsula and province (1990 pop. 426,000), W Luzon, the Philippines, between Manila Bay and the South China Sea. Balanga is the provincial capital. A mountainous, thickly jungled region, it has some of the best bamboo forests in the Philippines.
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, historic fortified island (c.2 sq mi/5 sq km), at the entrance to Manila Bay, just off Bataan peninsula of Luzon island, the Philippines. From the days of the Spanish, Corregidor and its tiny neighboring islets—El Fraile, Caballo, and Carabao—guarded the
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). In the Allied recovery of the Philippines (1944–45), many Japanese ships were sunk in the bay. The large U.S. naval base on Sangley Point was closed down in the early 1980s.

Manila Bay

an almost landlocked inlet of the South China Sea in the Philippines, in W Luzon: mostly forms Manila harbour. Area: 1994 sq. km (770 sq. miles)
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Antiporda said taking the lead in rehabilitating the Pasig River will be a big boost to the ongoing rehabilitation of Manila Bay.
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twitter.com/IJiiM5EXHn Visit Philippines (@TourismPHL) April 28, 2019 The DILG, DENR and DOT, the agencies in charge of thecleanup of Boracay, are also the lead agenciesin the task force for the rehabilitation of Manila Bay.
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According to Environment Undersecretary Benny Antiporda, the DENR is working with the Interior Department for the relocation of hundreds of thousands of people living in areas close to the Manila Bay.
He added that they would also coordinate with the Navotas Fish Port Complex so that boats could dock at Manila Bay instead.
Cimatu said there is urgency in rehabilitating San Juan River to prevent further degradation and mitigate the flow of pollutants into Manila Bay.
The House bill, according to Pamalakaya, advances the 2008 Supreme Court's writ of continuing mandamus ordering 13 government agencies 'to clean up, rehabilitate, and preserve Manila Bay' because it will advance the protection of the gulf against land reclamation, also called dump and fill, which is considered as one of the most destructive activities in its coastal waters.
Open to all interested participants in male and female divisions, the Manila Bay Clean-Up Run will feature races in the 3K, 5K, 10K, and 21K divisions.