Lake Lanao - Save It

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List of 39 Municipalities in the Lanao del Sur province within Region XV - ARMM in the Republic of The Philippines
Amai Manabilang (Bumbaran) || Bacolod-Kalawi || Balabagan || Balindong || Bayang || Binidayan || Buadiposo-Buntong || Bubong || Butig || Calanogas || Ditsaan-Ramain || Ganassi || Kapai || Kapatagan || Lumba-Bayabao || Lumbaca-Unayan || Lumbatan || Lumbayanague || Madalum || Madamba || Maguing || Malabang || Marantao || Marogong || Masiu || Mulondo || Pagayawan || Piagapo || Picong || Poona Bayabao || Pualas || Saguiaran || Sultan Dumalondong || Tagoloan II || Tamparan || Taraka || Tubaran || Tugaya || Wao
Cities in the Province of Lanao del Sur: Islamic City of Marawi (Capital)

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Lake Lanao, Marawi
The shoreline of Lake Lanao is lined with housing development. Where do they dump their SEWER? You guessed it. The lake!!

Save The Great Lanao Lake

  • Do not waste the money. Save the lake
  • April 05, 2012: Lanao del Sur- The governor of Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao has called on his constituents to cooperate and support the region's efforts in protecting the environment. As government's support to the ARMM, the National Economic Development Authority Board has approved the P7-billion Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management project of the DENR, which includes the rehabilitation and greening of the Lake Lanao watershed. >>Read More
  • Use some of the money to build a great gutter and sewer system around the lake to protect it.

Rehabilitation of Lake Lanao

Back in 2007 Sen. Loren was campaigning for senator she expressed strong support for the creation of a Lake Lanao Development Authority to rehabilitate the dying lake and improve its ecology for both economic growth and social activity.

"It is lamentable that Lake Lanao, with a surface area of 357 square kilometers, is now considered a dying lake when once it was the center of a thriving population that benefited from its clean water and rich marine resources," said Loren. Now she is senator. Nothing is being done.

The money funded in 2012 for the rehabilitation of the lake lanao watershed (7 billion), What happened to it? No rehabilitation is being done. 7 billion pesos, where is the money?

We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.


  • Secretary Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626

Protect the Lake Lanao Watershed

Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More