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Pasig River, Manila

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The Pasig River, is a river in the Philippines that connects Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay. Stretching for 25km, it bisects the Philippine capital of Manila and its surrounding urban area into northern and southern halves. Its major tributaries are the Marikina River and San Juan River.The Pasig River is technically a tidal estuary, as the flow direction depends upon the water level difference between Manila Bay and Laguna de Bay. During the dry season, the water level in Laguna de Bay is low with the river's flow direction dependent on the tides. During the wet season, when the water level of Laguna de Bay is high, the flow is reversed towards Manila Bay.The Pasig River used to be an important transport route and source of water for Spanish Manila. Due to negligence and industrial development, the river has become very polluted and is considered dead (i.e., unable to sustain life) by ecologists. The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), which was established to oversee rehabilitation efforts for the river, is supported by private sector organisations such as the Clean and Green Foundation, Inc. that introduced the Piso para sa Pasig (Filipino: "A peso for the Pasig") campaign in the 1990s.
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  • July 30, 2017
    Intramuros defense on condition in Santiago fortress was built facing the mouth of the Pasig River. Such as apartment blocks on the other side of walls were built along the river stands at the tip of the fortress where air conditioning is very good.
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  • July 27, 2017
    The Pasig river has already been used as a mode of transportation. It can bring you faster than using the road. Still it has to be attended to and maintain a water lily free water passage. This can ad...  more »
  • March 30, 2017
    Sebenarnya sungai ini kalau digarap serius bisa jadi destinasi menarik seperti Sungai Chao Phraya di Bangkok. Sayangnya lingkungannya sangat kumuh dimana banyak pemukiman di bantaran sungai. Sungguh s...  more »

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