MANILA -- Seventeen more establishments along Manila Bay were cited for violation of pollution laws, as the massive government-led cleanup of the area continued, authorities said Friday.
Cease and desist orders were served on Makchang Korean Restaurant, Legend Seafood Restaurant and Networld Hotel, according to Laguna Lake Development Authority general manager Joey Medina.
Notices of violation will also be issued to Harbour View Square, China Oceanis Inc Philippines - Manila Ocean Park, SM's Breeze Residences, Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Philippine International Convention Center, Midas Hotel and Casino, Carwash by Benjas, Sogo Hotel and Harrison Mansion, according to an LLDA order.
While they can still operate, businesses with cease and desist orders can't release waste water into Manila Bay. Networld Hotel is planning to put up a sewage treatment plant in the next 3 to 5 months, officials told ABS-CBN News.
Sofitel is willing to "comply with the current standards" set by the LLDA, said its director for marketing and communications Dave Pimentel.
The San Andres Public Market, Malate Royale Development Corp - Malate Crown Plaza Condominium, Center for International Trade Exposition Center, Metroescapes Corp - Seascape Village and Antel Seaview Towers Condominium will receive ex-parte orders or a 15-day period to explain their violations, the order said.