Manila Bay Area Situation Atlas

This Manila Bay Area Situation Atlas (December 2018 Version) is part of the Situation Analysis Report of the Manila Bay Sustainable Development Master Plan (MBSDMP). Complementing this atlas are:

  • Situation Analysis Report - Executive Summary/Cover Report 
  • 5 Focal Theme Report (Inclusive Growth, Improving Informal Settlement, Ecosystem Protection, Improving Water Quality, and Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change

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Situation Analysis Report

This Situation Analysis Report (December 2018 Version) is the cover report of the whole Situation Analysis Report of the Manila Bay Sustainable Development Master Plan (MBSDMP). The whole Situation Analysis Report consist of;

  • Situation Analysis Report - Executive Summary/Cover Report,
  • 5 Focal Theme Report (Inclusive Growth, Improving Informal Settlement, Ecosystem Protection, Improving Water Quality, and Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change ), andManila Bay Area Situation Atlas.

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Focal Theme Report: CCA and DRR

This Focal Theme Report: CCA and DRR (December 2018 Version) is one of the five (5) focal theme reports.

This report presents a analysis on the past and current situation and its implications of the future state of Manila Bay in the context of DRR and CCA.

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Focal Theme Report: Ecosystem Protection

This Focal Theme Report: CCA and DRR (December 2018 Version) is one of the five (5) focal theme reports.

This report presents a comprehensive assessment on the state of the Manila Bay ecosystem including reviews of relevant policies related to the conservation and protection of critical habitats and biodiversity in the bay. It also includes historical trends as well as current situations and its implications on the future state of Manila Bay in the context of ecosystem protection and management.

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Focal Theme Report: Upgrading Informal Settlements

This Focal Theme Report: Upgrading Informal Settlements (December 2018 Version) is one of the five (5) focal theme reports.

This report presents current situation of informal settler families within the Manila Bay area including review of policies and institutional arrangements. As well as the projected housing needs or housing backlog based on the available data.

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Focal Theme Report: Water Quality Improvement

This Focal Theme Report: Water Quality Improvement (December 2018 Version) is one of the five (5) focal theme reports.

This report describes the present situation of water quality in the bay and its relevance to the improvement of Manila Bay. It also discusses current policies and laws in relation to the water quality improvement of the bay.

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Focal Theme Report: Inclusive Growth

This Focal Theme Report: Inclusive Growth (December 2018 Version) is one of the five (5) focal theme reports.

This report describes the present situation of economic growth trend, population and poverty, underground economy or the informal sector, public investment programs, agriculture and fisheries as well as policy reviews in relation to inclusive growth.

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Strategy Building Report

This Strategy Building Report discusses the indicators that were used in identifying measures and strategy for the development of the Manila Bay Master Plan. 

These indicators were analyzed using three (3) different scenarios, as follows:

  • Scenario 1: Together Rich
  • Scenario 2: Middle Ground
  • Scenario 3: Stagnation
Further explanations of each scenarios were included in this report.

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Capacity Building Plan

This Capacity Building plan defines the different institutional capacity requirements for the implementation of the MBSDMP. This report is composed of the following:

  • Framework for Capacity Building
  • Stakeholders of MBSDMP
  • Capacity Requirements
  • Competency Requirements; and
  • Transitioning from Current to Desired State
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Institutional Setup Report

This Institutional Setup Report presents the Stakeholders of Manila Bay, options for the Manila Bay governing body and the recommended institutional arrangements based on the measures and preferred strategy of the Master Plan.

This report consists of two (2) components:

  • the Manila Bay governing body; and
  • the institutional arrangements amongst the organizations involved in the Master Plan implementation

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Final Master Plan Report (Intermediate Version, Jan 2020)

This final Master Plan report is a strategic master plan that updates and consolidates the Draft Master Plan, the Institutional Setup Report, and the Capacity Building Report that is presented to and consulted with the Stakeholders; this version is an enhancement based on the Technical Committee's comment and recommendation.

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ICZM Planning Framework

The Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Planning Framework for Manila Bay is the Overall Guiding Framework of the MBSDMP. It adopts a holistic and integrative approach in addressing the complex social and ecological issues in the Manila Bay Coastal Area. Further it seeks to engage the participation and cooperation of all stakeholders to realize the overall goal of having a “Sustainable and Resilient Manila Bay” by balancing and harmonizing the sectoral objectives (environment, economic, social, cultural and recreational). The Planning Framework will be one of the key bases of implementing both priority and supplementary measures under MBSDMP.

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Programs, Activities and Projects

The inventory of measures that can be taken to improve the situation of Manila Bay (the PAPs) was guided by the current policies and plans, outputs of various stakeholder consultations, FGDs, interviews and surveys, success stories and best practice from similar projects. Literary hundreds of PAPs were proposed and identified. For MBSDMP these PAPs were structured in 6 Thematic Packages (TPs), addressing the various objectives of MBSDMP and aiming to improve the performance of the identified indicators. The PAPs are divided in First level and Second level PAPs: 

First level PAPs are the primary interventions, directly addressing the problem and the performance indicators. Second level PAPs are supporting interventions, needed to enable the successful implementation of the first level PAP. Typical second level PAPs involves capacity building, providing incentives, etc.

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A Strategic Master Plan Report

This document provides the strategic directions of on-going and newly proposed interventions, labeled as PAPs (Programs, Activities and Projects). The PAPs are grouped into Thematic Packages (TPs) addressing specific components of the defined strategic goals for Manila Bay (MB).

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