Lake Dapao is a deep water lake located in the province of Lanao del Sur, southwest of Lake Lanao, in the southern island of Mindanao, Philippines. It is one of the deepest lakes in the country, reaching a maximum depth of 120 meters. It has an estimated surface area of 1,011 hectares.
The lake receives water from local run-off and several small rivers. In 1965, the lake and its vi ...
cinity was declared as a protected national park that covers an area of about 1,500 square kilometers.
Plants growing in the lake includes hydrilla and the filamentous alga. The lake is also rich in fish that includes dalag, Mozambique tilapia, common carp, goby and catfish. Wiki
Lake Dapao National Park News
In a land where tourism is largely unheard of, I ask myself, "Is journeying to Lanao del Sur worth braving the unknown?"
We may be familiar with the dance called singkil, or images of minarets and women in veils. We easily associate the titles sultan and datu, or names like Abdul and Sittie, with the words Muslim or Lanao.
And then there's conflict, chaos, and bizarre customs. The complex entanglements we know most about Lanao, especially the southern half of it, Lanao del Sur.
With all of the unpleasant stories around, what could the beautiful ones be, the ones that are left barely u ...
Located at Pualas in the province of Lanao del Sur, Philippines, the Lake Dapao National Park covers an area of approximately 1,500 hectares and is accessible via the Highway National Road from Marawi city to Malabang.
Lake Dapao is a deep water lake that is located southwest of Lake Lanao, having an estimated surface area of 1,011 hectares. In fact, it is one of the deepest lakes in the country that reaches 120 meters in depth. It is surrounded by plateaus with moderate steep slopes, and for its elevation, it is about 350 meters above sea level. The lake is facing the verdant hill of Mount ...
As part of its drive to develop renewable energy in the country, the Department of Energy (DOE) granted AQA Global Power Inc. 15 hydroelectric power (HEP) projects with a total capacity of 288 megawatts.
All projects will be powered by water sources in Palawan and Lanao del Sur.
Two of the largest projects are the 50-megawatt hydroelectric power project in Lake Dapao and the 50-megawatt project in Maitling River located in Malabang and Tubaran municipalities in Lanao del Sur.
Other projects in the same municipality are the Baras River HEP (30 megawatts) and Matadi River HEP (27 megawa ...
Being involved in a project in the southern part of Bukidnon and staying in the area for a few weeks, among my first concerns was to find a place to run, just like what other running addicts would do. The highway amid a rolling terrain with a scenic view is nice, but there's just too much traffic, heavy trucks and large buses no less in this busy highway. I asked friends in the area, but most recommendations involved track ovals or some parks, which are too short a route for my liking. I don't wanna be running a place 50 or more times, y'know.
Until someone said, "Lake Pinamaloy! You can ru ...
The Department of Tourism (DOT) has released its list of 78 ecotourism sites will be closed to mining as part of governments plan to boost their tourism potential for revenue and jobs generation.
Lumped into 20 clusters, the Tourism Development Areas (TDA) are mostly long recognized as protected areas (PA) being natural parks (NP), marine reserve (MR), protected landscape (PL), wildlife sanctuary (WS), protected seascape (PS), protected landscape-seascape (PLS), watershed reservation (WR), or watershed forest reservation (WFR).
Aside from DOT, other government agencies like the Parks and ...
A national fishers' group urged the government to also prohibit the operations of large-scale fish pens in at least eight other lakes in different parts of the country to prevent more cases of fishkill.
Fernando Hicap, head of the militant fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya, National Force of the Fishers' Movement of the Philippines) asked concerned government agencies to also prevent large-scale aquaculture in Lanao Lake (34,700 hectares) in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur; Lake Mainit (14,000 hectares) connecting the provinces of Agusan del N ...