LLDA lifts cease and desist orders on 4 Manila Bay establishments

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 4) — The Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) has lifted the cease and desist orders issued to some establishments tagged as Manila Bay pollutants.

These include Aristocrat Restaurant along Roxas Boulevard, Gloria Maris Shark's Fin Restaurant within the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex, San Miguel by the Bay at the Esplanade, and Jollibee Foods Corporation at Macapagal Biopolis.

The orders were issued on January 27, the first day of the rehabilitation of Manila Bay. The LLDA said the three establishments were among those that dispose water waste directly to the bay.

As a result, the establishments' faucets and other sources of water were sealed. The businesses were also required to comply with the required pollution control program and pay a daily penalty of P10,000 to P200,000.

Since the start of the P42-billion rehabilitation, over 60 establishments have been flagged for violating the Clean Water Act.

Manila Bay is the fourth place to be rehabilitated by the government under the Duterte administration.