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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is checking the sudden discoloration of the Manila Bay, saying it could be due to pollutants.

When some part of Manila Bay turned turquoise Thursday, people online thought its water is finally healing but it was not the case, the Coast Guard said.

The sudden discoloration of Manila Bay bolstered the Coast Guard suspicion that it could be due to pollutants coming from nearby residences and establishments.

“Iniimbestigahan na ng PCG ang naturang insidente gayong maaaring resulta ito ng ‘pollutant’ dulot ng mga duming itinatambak dito ng mga residente o karatig na establisimiyento (The PCG is now conducting an investigation on the particular incident because it could be the result of pollutant due to wastes dumped by residents or nearby establishments),” Commodore Armand Balilo said.

Commodore Edgardo Hernando, of the Coast Guard Special Operations Force, led a seaborne patrol in Manila Bay Friday to observe the condition of the waters after its sudden discoloration, Balilo said.

“Inoobserbahan ng Philippine Coast Guard ang lagay ng Manila Bay matapos ang kapansin-pansing pag-iiba ng kulay nito kamakailan (We are observing the condition of Manila Bay after its sudden change in color),” Balilo added.

While the reason behind Manila Bay’s discoloration remains undetermined, the Coast Guard appealed to residents living nearby to refrain from frolicking in the bay as a precautionary measure to counter the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

On Thursday, residents caught swimming at the bay were accosted and told to stay home until the enhanced community quarantine is lifted.

“Muli, umaapila ang PCG sa publiko na makiisa at sundin ang mga ipinapatupad na regulasyon sa kasagsagan ng enhanced community quarantine sa buong Luzon (The PCG appeals anew to the public to follow regulations implemented for the enhanced community quarantine),” the Coast Guard said in an advisory.

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