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We need to clean up the nation’s water bodies

LAGUNA Lake was singled out by President Duterte as one problem needing immediate attention in his first State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) in July, 2016. Each time he flew to Davao, City, he said then, he looked down and saw the lake filled with fish pens, and he thought of the poor fishermen who depended on the lake for their livelihood. He then called for the clearing of the lake along with action to stop watershed destruction and lake pollution.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources will maintain their no-nonsense clearing operation along Laguna Lake despite potential millions of revenue losses.

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Baggerwerken Decloedt en Zoon (BDC), the Belgian company that proposed the P18.7-billion Laguna Lake Rehabilitation Project (LLRP), is shutting down its Philippine operations.

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