August 9, 2022 @ 4:43 PM 2 months ago

NAVOTAS City Rep. Toby Tiangco is pushing for the creation of the Manila Bay Management Council (MBMC) that will manage and control the Manila Bay and formulate a unified policy for its protection and preservation, among others.

Taking into consideration the mandamus issued by the Supreme Court on Manila Bay several years back which required concerned government agencies and local government units (LGUs) to clean up, rehabilitate and preserve the bay, his House Bill 2926 will have the MBMC the supervision, management and control the Manila Bay.

“Through this measure, we seek to amend Section 16 of the Philippine Fisheries Code, giving the MBMC supervision and control of the Manila Bay,” he said.

Restoring Manila Bay to its pristine state will only be feasible if all concerned government agencies and LGUs follow and implement unified rules, policies, and procedures, he said.

The Navotas lawmaker said the MBMC will be composed of the secretaries of agriculture and environment, chair of the Metro Manila Development Authority, and the governors of Bataan, Pampanga, Bulacan, and Cavite.

                    Navotas gains more skilled workers

The city government has gained more skilled workers following the virtual graduation of 198 technical and vocational trainees of Navotas Vocational Training and Assessment (NAVOTAAS) Institute.

Of these, 12 completed and received national certification (NC) II for Shielded Metal Arc Welding; 10, Dressmaking; 13, Housekeeping; 16, Massage Therapy; and 13, Hairdressing.

Fifteen trainees also finished Bread and Pastry Production NC II, and 16 each graduated from Barista and Food and Beverages NC II.

Mayor John Rey Tiangco encouraged the graduates to keep on learning and work on improving themselves.

“Seize the opportunity to learn.  Our training centers offer various free courses.  Enroll and equip yourselves with the right skills to pursue your dream career.”

He said that more employment opportunities will be available to Navoteños when the Tanza Airport Support Services begins its operation.

“Make sure you are learning the necessary skills and proficiencies to qualify for the jobs that will soon be offered,” he said.

Navotas has four training centers that are open to Navoteño and non-Navoteño trainees. Residents may study at the institute for free while non-residents may enroll and take assessment exams for a fee, depending on the course they will take.