Binan City News
The Department of Agriculture (DA) said Hungary has provided a loan of some $500 million, initially planned to finance water treatment facilities.
?I have informed Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III of the Department of Finance to assist us on the discussion on how this money was transferred to the country,? Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Pi?ol said in a Wednesday statement.
Initially, DA is looking at Laguna de Bay as a pilot area for the proposed development of water treatment facilities.
Mr. Pi?ol added that fishing communities around Laguna de Bay can be tapped to manage the ope ...
Days before President Duterte delivers his second State of the Nation Address (Sona) on July 24, the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) is faced with a seemingly impossible mission to dismantle illegal structures in Laguna de Bay and restore the ecological balance in the once healthy and economically productive freshwater lake.
Despite the task at hand, LLDA General Manager Jaime C. Medina, former mayor of Pateros town within the Laguna de bay region, remains unfazed and confident that the positive response of various stakeholders may eventually work wonders to reverse the decades of ...
The Laguna Lake Development Authority is set to dismantle thousands of hectares of huge fish pens, usually owned by big companies, in Laguna de Bay.
Starting Thursday, July 29, the LLDA is reducing the maximum size of fish pens from 50 hectares to 25 hectares in a bid to make the Laguna de Bay more sustainable for fishermen.
LLDA data show there are about 13,000 to 14,000 hectares of fish pens all over Laguna de Bay. But studies say fish pens in the lake should cover a total of 9,200 hectares only.
Today, some companies voluntarily dismantled a total of 313 hectares of fish pens in La ...
The Department of Agriculture (DA) and its Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources launched on Monday its "BASIL: Balik Sigla sa Ilog at Lawa" program to rejuvenate the country's seven major lakes, among them the Laguna de Bay and six major river basins across the country.
The launch on the occasion of the DA's 119th anniversary celebration at the lakeside old municipal hall in Barangay Baybayin here gathered a big crowd of agriculture and fisheries officials, local government executives, farmers and fisherfolks in the Calabarzon region.
DA Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said the BASIL proj ...
The Department of Science and Technology-National Research Council of the Philippines (DOST-NRCP) is urging national government agencies to recalibrate programs and projects to address the worsening pollution and deterioration of Laguna de Bay.
The national government could lead this reassessment by providing funding for studies and researches on destructive fishing that continues in the lake.
"Funding in the area of policy assessment and researches on destructive fish species can go a long way," Joselito Carteciano, project leader and co-organizer of Lake Ecosystem Assessment in the Phi ...
Newly appointed Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu on Thursday vowed to put priority in protecting water resources including a cleanup of Laguna de Bay.
"Ang aking tututukan talaga, very visible sana, is the cleaning of the Laguna Lake, including iyung river and esteros d'yan. Hindi lang one time, kailangan talagang ma-sustain natin," Cimatu said in a phone interview with radio DZMM.
He added that he will focus on the implementation of the Clean Air Act, solid waste management, and anti-illegal logging regulations.
The 70-year-old Cimatu last week replaced DENR chief Gina Lopez who orde ...