Field personnel of the DENR’s Metropolitan Environmental Office–South undergo training on proper procedures and protocols in water sampling to enhance their knowledge and skills in responding to concerns on pollution in the waterways or tributaries of Manila Bay under their watch. MEO-South oversees the implementation of the Manila Bay Rehabilitation Program in the cities of Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, and Taguig, as well as the Municipality of Pateros. The training, facilitated by the Enforcement Unit of MEO-South with resource speakers from the Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement Division of the DENR Environmental Management Bureau-National Capital Region (EMB-NCR), is meant to beef up efforts of the environment department in water quality management and monitoring of the major waterways in the southern sector of the National Capital Region in relation to the rehabilitation of Manila Bay. The participants were taught how to collect and handle water samples prior to laboratory testing. They were also oriented on the use of the multi-digital water quality meter, an instrument that measures the pH level, electrical conductivity, and dissolved oxygen in the collected water sample.