Last May 5, 2017, the Manila Bay Coordinating Office (MBCO) presented the 2017-2022 Operational Plan for the Manila Bay Coastal Strategy (OPMBCS) to the Manila Bay Advisory Committee (MBAC). Hon. Justice Presbitero J. Velasco, Jr., Committee Chairman, approved in principle the updated OPMBCS.
Soon after the approval of the MBAC, the MBCO conducted the Leveling-off and Planning Workshop on the Implementation of Updated OPMBCS 2017-2022 last May 10-12, 2017 at Estrellas de Mendoza, San Juan, Batangas. The said workshop were participated by representatives from the Manila Bay Site Management Offices (SMOs) of DENR-NCR, and DENR Regions 3 and 4A; and the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Regional Offices (Regions 3 and 4A, and NCR). One of the highlights of the workshop was the presentation and discussion of the approved and updated OPMBCS. The 2017 Work and Financial Plan (WFP) of concerned offices were revised to attune it to the approved OPMBCS. Likewise, the 2018 WFP and forward estimates for 2019-2022 were also prepared, presented and critiqued.