Binangonan Residents and Volunteers Join Laguna Lake Cleanup – Manila Bulletin

Binangonan residents and volunteers join in cleaning up Lake Laguna

Residents and volunteers have responded to the call from the municipal government of Binangonan, Rizal, to continue to preserve and protect Lake Laguna by joining the recent cleanup activity of the largest freshwater lake in the country.

Mayor Cesar Ynares recently led local officials, employees and representatives from various sectors of the municipality in the simultaneous clean-up activity along the shore of Lake Binangonan of Lake Laguna as part of the celebration of the National Disaster Resilience Month 2022.

Mayor Ynares’ office said the clean-up campaign was carried out by municipal employees, Sanggunian Barangay of Libis, Binangonan, Civil Defense Bureau, Provincial Government, Fire Protection Bureau, Police, Department of Public Works and highways, Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine Coast Guard, beneficiaries of the 4P program (Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program) and other civilian and resident volunteers, including members of the Barkadahan ng Kababaihan (BKB).

Lake Laguna is home to some freshwater species of milkfish, bighead, tilapia and kanduli among others which are supplied to wet markets in the province and Metro Manila.

The lake is also a source of water for Manila Water which provides drinking water to its customers in the province.

The municipal government has carried out regular clean-up activities in the lake in response to pro-environment initiatives from the provincial government.

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