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I. Background Information / Additional Perspectives It was on April 22, 1998; during the Global Earth Day Celebration that Goldilocks Bakeshop became a recipient of an award that is not something to be proud of. Goldilocks received the Lason Award from the Sagip Pasig Movement (SPM) and was cited as one of the top six polluters of the Pasig River. It was its bread plant in Sta. Mesa, Manila that discharged a heavy load of water waste due to their unfinished waste water treatment facility on the Pasig River that triggered the SPM in giving them the award. Under the Executive Order No. 192, series of 1987, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) was mandated as the primary government agency possible for the sustainable management and development of the country’s natural resources. Together with Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA), they carry out regulatory and law-enforced functions with provisions on environmental management, particularly on water quality monitoring, conservation of natural resources, and community-based natural resource management.

2 / 18 One of the most looked after body of water both by the DENR and LLDA here in the Philippines is none other than the infamous Pasig River. The river, which stretches for 25 kilometers from Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay, serves as a major transport route, source of water, and lifeline of
Laguna de Bay (one of the biggest freshwater lakes in the world) as such it is a vital ecosystem and an irreplaceable natural resource. However, due to negligence and industrial development, the river has become much polluted and is considered dead (unable to sustain life) by ecologists. Due to this growing problem, the Sagip Pasig Movement was created to take care and literally save the river from peril. Sagip Pasig Movement is the sole agency in the Philippines…...

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