Cleaning Manila Bay of trash becoming impossible

By Atom Araullo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 27 2012 03:39 PM | Updated as of Aug 27 2012 11:39 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) personnel have been working non-stop since typhoon Gener to clear the garbage that has accumulated in Manila Bay, but their task seems insurmountable.

As of Monday morning, workers are still scooping up trash. Despite a massive cleanup last weekend, they said tons of plastic, wood, styrofoam, rubber, and other debris keeps on coming back.

The MMDA personnel are still hopeful that they will be able to rid the iconic landmark of garbage little by little. They said most of what they collect are old trash that have been floating around the bay and the surrounding breakwaters.

They concede however that if people keep throwing their trash indiscriminately, the problem will just keep coming back.