READ: Before you visit Manila Baywalk Dolomite Beach

Published October 28, 2021, 12:02 PM

by Jane Kingsu-Cheng

With the overcrowding incident that happened recently in Dolomite Bay, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has announced that minors will not be allowed as of the moment in this area.

They also posted in their website the following rules:

1. The Dolomite Beach is closed every Friday for maintenance work.

2. The Dolomite Beach will be closed on Oct. 29 to Nov. 3 in the observance of Undas and in accordance with IATF protocols.

3. Observance of the minimum health protocols will be strictly observed by implementing measures to meet the capacity of the area to avoid crowding and to give way to some repairs in some parts of the beach.

4. Substantial reduction of visitors will be imposed to give way to pending rehabilitation works in the Dolomite beach area, particularly the activities to address water quality. As such, crowd control measures will be implemented, such as, rotation approach and cinema approach, wherein allotment of time to visit and stay will be imposed.

5. In accordance with existing laws, PWD, Senior citizens, and pregnant women are to be accorded with a special lane inside the Dolomite Beach.

The announcement ends with the assurance that the the DENR is working closely with the member agencies of the Manila Bay Task Force in its effort to maintain cleanliness of the area.