Chapter

Come What May: Bahala Na

Barbara Goldoftas

in The Green Tiger

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195135114
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199868216 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135114.003.0009
Come What May: Bahala Na

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Modern History (1700 to 1945)

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

In Metropolitan Manila, environmental health is the next frontier of environmentalism. In this sprawling urban area in the 1990s, the growing population — including migrants from ecologically degraded provinces — added to the pressure on inadequate systems for water, sewerage, and power. One case study explores the Pasig River Rehabilitation Program, which had the goal of cleaning the city's main river for industrial use and recreation. Part of that program involved relocating thousands of squatters living along the river's banks, a controversial measure that had mixed results. A second case study explores the accomplishments and failings of the privatization of the water supply in Manila and the challenges of constructing sewerage facilities in a densely populated city. The chapter also analyzes how a country's elite can insulate itself from environmental decline.

Keywords: Metropolitan Manila; environmental health; Pasig River Rehabilitation; privatization of water; sewerage

Chapter.  12666 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.