Laguna Lake - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Laguna Lake


MWSS eyes Laguna Lake as additional water source

Mar 26, 2019 - 7:25 PM

MWSS Administrator Reynaldo Velasco says Laguna de Bay should be dredged to improve its water quality, therefore making it easier to source water

MWSS Administrator Reynaldo Velasco gestures during a congressional hearing, on March 18, 2019, on the water shortage being experienced in many areas in Metro Manila and Rizal province. Photo by Darren Langit

Gov't goes after more businesses polluting Manila Bay, waterways

Feb 19, 2019 - 6:10 PM

The Laguna Lake Development Authority finds more businesses with environmental violations in Pasay and Manila

The Laguna Lake Development Authority has issued 5 cease and desist orders, 3 ex-parte orders and 12 notice of violations to erring businesses in the cities of Pasay and Manila on Tuesday, February 19. Photo by Anna Mogato/Rappler

LOOK: Philippines gets first protected bike lane along national highway

Feb 07, 2019 - 2:05 PM

Bikers along Laguna Lake Highway now enjoy a separate lane from motor vehicles, protected by a planting strip

PROTECTED. Bikers have a separate lane from motor vehicles. Photo from DPWH

3 restaurants found polluting Manila Bay, water cut off

Jan 27, 2019 - 1:40 PM

The Laguna Lake Development Authority cuts off the water supply of 3 establishments operating near Manila Bay due to environmental violations

LOOK: Laguna Lake Highway in Taguig now open

Nov 15, 2018 - 2:35 PM

The highway, which cost P1.28 billion to build, also features a 3-meter-wide bicycle lane

DPWH inaugurates pedestrian and biker-friendly Laguna Lake Highway in Taguig City November 15 2018. Photo from DPWH

LLDA orders closure of 2 firms engaged in illegal reclamation in Taguig

Jun 14, 2018 - 6:36 PM

Laguna Lake Development Authority General Manager Jaime Medina serves cease-and-desist orders to IPM Construction and Development Corporation and Level Up Construction and Development Corporation

Atienza to DENR: Laguna Lake still cluttered with fish pens

Aug 15, 2017 - 8:10 PM

Buhay Representative Lito Atienza urges the Laguna Lake Development Authority to conduct an honest to goodness dismantling of illegal fish pens

FOR DISMANTLING. Fish pens at the Laguna Lake, January 25, 2017. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

How an entrepreneur turned a 'public enemy' into a money-making resource

Jul 30, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The water hyacinth considered a public enemy for clogging waterways and causing severe flooding is now being transformed into useful products by a Laguna community thanks to a Los Baños entrepreneur

WATCH: Small fisherfolk excited to fish in Laguna Lake after clearing of fishpens

Jan 26, 2017 - 9:13 PM

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has started its massive dismantling of fish pens at the Laguna Lake

DENR begins massive dismantling of Laguna Lake fish pens

Jan 26, 2017 - 1:26 PM

Government wants to clear 2 000 hectares of the lake occupied by fish pens before the end of June

Fishpens at the Laguna Lake, January 25, 2017. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

DENR to dismantle 'illegal, empty' Laguna Lake fish pens first

Jan 04, 2017 - 3:43 PM

Environment Undersecretary Arturo Valdez says fish pen permits will not be renewed for a year to give Laguna Lake a healing period

HEALING PERIOD. The environment department will soon conduct its massive dismantling of fish pens in Laguna Lake. File photo by George Moya/Rappler

Duterte: Mid-December demolition of excessive Laguna Lake fish pens

Nov 24, 2016 - 12:55 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he has ordered the military to dismantle the fish pens if owners themselves refuse to limit their area by the second week of December

LAKE FOR ALL. Small fisherfolk have been blocked by fish pen company guards from fishing in Laguna Lake. File photo by George Moya/Rappler

DENR: Massive dismantling of Laguna Lake fish pens in 2017

Oct 01, 2016 - 2:07 PM

The environment department says a study on how many fish pens should be allowed in Laguna Lake is already ongoing

Gov’t to restore Laguna Lake to ‘original, pristine condition’

Jul 28, 2016 - 11:50 AM

It will be a superb example of what happens when you take care of the environment says Environment Secretary Gina Lopez

ECO-TOURISM ZONE. The Duterte administration plans to convert the Laguna Lake into an eco-tourism zone. File photo from Wikipedia

Failed bidding: No takers for Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike

Mar 28, 2016 - 4:25 PM

3rd UPDATE Team Trident San Miguel and Malaysia s Alloy MTD do not submit offers for the country s most complicated public private partnership deal to date

NO TAKERS. The Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike deal is the 'most complicated' public-private partnership (PPP) project to date. Image from DPWH website

The dangerous Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike

Jan 24, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Geologist Kelvin Rodolfo says that if a large earthquake on the West Marikina Valley Fault ruptures the planned expressway dike Metro Manila would be flooded catastrophically

Gov't issues notice of violation to oil-spilling Rizal cement plant

Sep 11, 2015 - 3:40 PM

UPDATED If an ongoing investigation shows the plant s neglect led to the spill the company may have to pay a fine of up to P50 000

CLEAN UP. Volunteers help recover bunker fuel oil that had leaked into Rizal rivers from a Solid Cement plant in Teresa town. Photo courtesy of Solid Cement Corp

Oil spill leaves foul odor, stomach pains in Rizal villages

Sep 09, 2015 - 10:00 PM

Government and company officials rush to contain the spill from Solid Cement plant before it reaches Laguna Lake

LINGERING. Oil clings to riverside grass cut by Solid Cement company workers in Sitio Cabisig, Antipolo, Rizal. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Cement plant spills 2,000 liters of bunker oil into Rizal river

Sep 09, 2015 - 4:57 PM

Traces of the oil spill have been found on Morong River the nearest tributary leading to Laguna Lake

OIL-SMEARED RIVERBANK. The banks of the river are smeared with bunker oil that leaked from a Solid Cement Corporation plant in Antipolo City. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

How a Marikina community makes a living from 'pests'

May 14, 2015 - 8:27 PM

UPDATED The effort is part of an inter agency project to control knife fish overpopulation in Laguna de Bay

PH bats for 'ecosystem accounting'

Feb 18, 2015 - 7:18 PM

The GDP fails to measure important things for determining whether the country is on a path toward sustainable development

LLDA employees ordered to return P4M in unauthorized bonuses

Jan 19, 2015 - 7:05 PM

State audit report shows the Laguna Lake Development Authority touched the agency s operating expenses just to be able to disburse the unauthorized benefits

JG Summit, Aboitiz, 3 more eye largest PPP project

Aug 31, 2014 - 9:21 PM

At least 19 interested bidders are eyeing the Aquino administration s biggest public private partnership project

Map of the Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike Project. Image from

Flooding in Laguna may last 2 months - DPWH

Aug 07, 2012 - 12:45 PM

DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson says the water level in Laguna Lake may lead to floods lasting two months