ANTIPORDA APOLOGIZES TO UP OVER ‘BAYARAN’ OUTBURST
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Benny Antiporda on Thursday apologized to the University of the Philippines (UP) over his previous day’s outburst where he labeled them “bayaran.”
Antiporda said he was carried away by his emotions as he was “hurt” by the criticisms on the DENR’s “white sand” project in Manila Bay.
Antiporda’s apology was addressed to UP Marine Science Institute (UP-MSI) director Dr. Laura David.
However, Antiporda said the UP institute could have communicated first with the DENR before presenting its study on Manila Bay to the media in honor of their partnership.
He also still said that the UP-MSI was trying to discredit the DENR with the series of press releases involving the agency’s rehabilitation project in Manila Bay.