Nakaligo ka na ba sa dagat ng basura?Nag-Pasko ka na ba sa gitna ng kalsada?Yan ang tanong namin,Tunay ka bang isa sa amin?
The sea waters look bluish enough from afar, but, the question is "Are these swimmers safe?"
Anyway, who would want to take away the joy on these kids faces by implementing the Manila Bay Swimming ban? DEFINITELY, NOT the Manila Local Government. Perhaps, the local government feels that just because one is poor, he is already immune to all kinds of diseases. Matibay ang sikmura, sanay sa madumi, hindi basta basta nagkakasakit.
Nakaligo ka na ba sa dagat ng basura? I think these kids will have no problem saying "yes, po." Just look at the floating thingies on the water's surface.
The entire stretch of the Manila Bay area in Roxas Blvd, swelled with people who wanted to beat the summer heat and have fun swimming. These people probably know already that the Manila Bay sea water is not that clean but they still come, anyway, once a year during the summer because, unlike some people, they really can't afford to go to an actual resort.
I have to admit, the atmosphere was festive, despite the bad smell and stench that came from the bay area.
And just like in any ordinary beach resort , everybody came prepared.
People set up makeshift tents and picnic areas. Some even brought proper swimming attires.