Environmental lawyer and activist Atty. Antonio Oposa, Jr. (right) looks at paintings depicting Manila Bay during the Art for Manila Bay Rehabilitation Exhibit organized by the Dynamic Art Group and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) at The Gallery of the Solaire Resort and Casino in Para├▒aque City. In 1999, Oposa acted as counsel for concerned residents of Manila Bay joined by other respondents who sued the government for its failure to protect Manila Bay for the future generations of Filipinos. The suit led the Supreme Court to issue in 2008 the Writ of Continuing Mandamus to 12 government agencies, including the DENR, for the rehabilitation of Manila Bay and the restoration of its water quality to make it fit for swimming and other contact recreation. Joining Oposa is DENR Undersecretary for Solid Waste Management and Local Government Units Concerns Benny D. Antiporda. The exhibit runs until July 27, 2019.#