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Laguna lakeshore flooding feared

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Photo from aerial inspection by Air Force in Laguna.

As rains continued over several parts of Luzon, the water level in Laguna Lake kept rising and was reported just two inches below critical as of early Tuesday afternoon, a situation authorities fear could trigger months of lakeshore flooding.

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Laguna de Bay continues to swell

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Bouts of heavy downpour early Tuesday had caused the water level in the Laguna de Bay to rise anew, said an official of the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA).

Posted: August 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

LLDA demolishes large fish pen owned by ‘delinquent’ operator

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Nereus Acosta. FILE PHOTO

The Laguna Lake Development Authority on Wednesday demolished a large fish pen as part of its over-all drive to improve the carrying capacity of the country’s largest fresh-water lake.

Posted: June 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Militants oppose lake flood control project

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Militant groups on Friday raised fears that a P780-million flood control project around Laguna de Bay would displace some 400,000 people in four towns of Laguna province.

Posted: April 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Knife fish newest scourge in Laguna’s fish farms

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THE HIGHLY carnivorous knife fish wreaks havoc in the aquaculture industry in Laguna Lake. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

If you can’t lick them, eat them. Or feed them to other fish. The knife fish, an ornamental fish whose population has boomed and is harming the aquaculture industry in Laguna Lake, will be converted into fish meal and fed to sea bass cultured at the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) research center here.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Solon to DPWH: Solve flooding in Laguna

A Laguna legislator has asked the Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) to find a permanent solution to the recurrent flooding that has been devastating several lakeshore communities near Laguna Lake.

Posted: November 29th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Laguna Lake fish growers see P200M in losses

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Operators of fish pens in Laguna Lake are bracing for bad news as a still undetermined number of fish that they were keeping in the pens were lost when the lake level rose at the height of heavy rains early this week.

Posted: August 12th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DENR studying use of turtles vs knife fish

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is looking into the possibility of growing soft-shelled turtles in the Laguna Lake as a solution against the spread of the knife fish.

Posted: June 3rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

BFAR solutions vs knife fish: Remove, destroy eggs

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Collecting and harvesting of knife fish eggs could stop the spread of what was described to be an invasive species in Laguna Lake.

Posted: May 30th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Water in lake safe, say execs

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Water conditions in Laguna Lake have returned to normal as of this Tuesday after a fishkill in parts of the lake in the Laguna and Rizal provinces.

Posted: May 29th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Knife fish’ threatening native species in Laguna lake

The Philippines fisheries chief on Sunday said he had ordered a study into a foreign species called “knife fish” that was posing a threat to the fishing industry in the country’s largest lake.

Posted: May 21st, 2012 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

2 food firms’ pipes padlocked for discharging polluted water

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Two known companies in the food business have been discharging polluted water into Laguna Lake, prompting authorities to padlock the establishments’ water pipes.

Posted: January 27th, 2012 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

New LLDA chief eyes zero backlog

Nereus Acosta. FILE PHOTO

Newly appointed Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) general manager Nereus “Neric” Acosta is batting for a zero-backlog in all LLDA transactions this year starting with the approval of new applications and the shutdown of industries violating the Clean Water Act and those hindering its implementation.

Posted: January 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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