By Delfin Mallari Jr.
, Maricar Cinco
Disaster and local government authorities on Monday implemented the preemptive evacuation of residents living around the Laguna Lake and those from landslide-prone areas as tropical storm ‘Ruby’ was expected to hit Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon).
By TJ Burgonio
Finally, the much-awaited expressway dike project that would mitigate flooding in coastal communities along Laguna Lake has been green-lighted for implementation.
Laguna Lake has been choking from the deposited silt over the past three decades, Laguna Lake Development Authority general manager Neric Acosta said.
By Inquirer Southern Luzon
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.
By Maricar Cinco
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).