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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 total drainage basin of Pasig River, including the basin of Laguna de Bay, covers.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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  • It is a river empties into Manila Bay, Manila city meandering. Separating the tourist intramuros district and Binond district, Chinatown, Quiapo Church in the old city where is best to tourism. I think you are overlooking the River from the John's bridge connects two districts. There are Santiago fortress at the mouth of the Pasig River. River water is so good is not good is a great location overlooking the town. Caution is required because the security situation is bad, on both sides of the river.
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  • Why is this an attraction? I cannot comprehend. The water is DIRTY and it SMELLS! It looks like it's not being maintained and there is little effort into maintaining it's cleanliness. Just walk along ...  more »
  • We have visited the Fort Santiago, Manila city River in up fortress overlooking. Flow is felt it leaped a little murky. This is the river essential to civic life, going back and forth even larger ships.
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  • Old passageway from Manila Bay heading Pasig.
  • The part of the river near Fort Santiago looks really polluted and smells bad
  • Its ok

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