2017 NEWS ARCHIVES

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LLDA FILES COMPLAINT AGAINST ILLEGAL DUMPSITE IN TAGUIG
On December 7, 2017, LLDA General Manager Jaime Medina lived up to his mandate to go after illegal operations and polluters in Laguna de Bay by formally filing at the Taguig Hall of Justice a verified complaint against an illegal dumpsite located in Taguig City

   
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2017 ECO-CAMP
Recently, LLDA, led by General Manager Jaime Medina, hosted the CLEAR (Conservation of Laguna de Bay’s Environment and Resources) Ecological Camp: Kilos Kabataan para sa Lawa, at Kuhala Bay Resort, Cardona, Rizal.

   
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CRAFTING OF LLDA'S NEW MISSION-VISION
The LLDA Management Committee members, along with General Manager Jaime Medina and Assistant General Manager Generoso Dungo, head to Baguio for LLDA's workshop---The workshop will focus on crafting LLDA's new Mission-Vision for the new year.

   
Read article. COURT STOPS DEMOLITION OF LAGUNA LAKE FISHPENS
Laguna Lake Development Authority celebrated its proud history and 48th anniversary with a modest event held at LLDA headquarters. After the Mass, LLDA GM Jaime Medina shared a few inspiring words and was joined by Miss Earth candidates on stage who lent their voices and support to LLDA's campaign for a greener environment.
   
Read article. LLDA ON ITS 48TH ANNIVERSARY
Laguna Lake Development Authority celebrated its proud history and 48th anniversary with a modest event held at LLDA headquarters. After the Mass, LLDA GM Jaime Medina shared a few inspiring words and was joined by Miss Earth candidates on stage who lent their voices and support to LLDA's campaign for a greener environment.
   
LLDA and PRRC checks the current health of the lake LLDA AND PRRC CHECK THE CURRENT HEALTH OF THE LAKE
As part of the itinerary of the week-long Aquaculture Trade Mission, LLDA joined the Taiwanese delegates on a site visit to Laguna de Bay. The small party was delighted to see and experience first-hand the thriving beauty of the freshwater lake.
   
Taiwan Aquaculture Trade Mission TAIWAN AQUACULTURE TRADE MISSION TO THE PHILIPPINES
As part of the itinerary of the week-long Aquaculture Trade Mission, LLDA joined the Taiwanese delegates on a site visit to Laguna de Bay. The small party was delighted to see and experience first-hand the thriving beauty of the freshwater lake.
   
CDO - Illegal Dumpsite in C6, Taguig CLOSURE OF ILLEGAL DUMPSITE IN TAGUIG
LLDA - led by General Manager Jaime Medina, Assistant General Manager Generoso Dungo and Enforcement Division Head Atty. Malou Remular - in cooperation with the local government of Taguig, assisted in the closure of the illegal dumpsite along C-6 Road, Barangay Hagonoy.
   
Taiwan Aquaculture Trade Mission

TAIWAN AQUACULTURE TRADE MISSION TO THE PHILIPPINES
LLDA GM Jaime Medina and Assistant General Manager Gener Dungo met with the delegates from the Taiwan Trade Center at the Aquaculture Trade Mission last September 27.

   
MEETING WITH THE HUNGARIAN GOVT FOR THE LOAN FACILITY

MEETING WITH THE HUNGARIAN GOVT FOR THE LOAN FACILITY
LLDA GM Jaime Medina – joined by the Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol and other Philippine delegation - met with István Joó, Ministerial Commissioner for Water Diplomacy, Export and the Danube Region Strategy, and György Papòcsi, CEO of HydroFilt in Hungary last September 22.

   
PPP LECTURE OF CHAIRMAN ALBERTO C. AGRA

PPP LECTURE OF CHAIRMAN ALBERTO C. AGRA
LLDA GM Jaime Medina attended the special presentation by Alberto C. Agra, Chairman of the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) and certified PPP and Regulation Specialist. In his presentation, titled "PPP LECTURE OF CHAIRMAN ALBERTO C. AGRA TO LLDA BOARD, MANCOM & TWG MEMBERS."

   
Manila Water Project Groundbreaking in Taytay, Rizal

TUBIG PARA SA BARANGAY PROJECT
LLDA GM Jaime Medina graced the groundbreaking ceremony of "Tubig Para sa Barangay Project" at the Taytay Municipal Hall Grounds, Rizal. This project - a partnership between Manila Water and the Lupang Arenda Community - will benefit the household community of Purok 7, Lupang Arenda.

   
F.A.C.E. Projoct with Sta. Maria, Laguna F.A.C.E. PROJECT FOR STA. MARIA, LAGUNA
GM Jaime Medina met with Mayor Tony Carolino of Sta. Maria, Laguna to further discuss LLDA’s newest project in partnership with the city – the Flood Awareness and Community Empowerment (FACE) Project. The FACE project is a simple web camera technology program that helps communities in flood detection.
   
Flag Ceremony at the DENR FLAG RAISING CEREMONY AT THE DENR
Last August 7, LLDA GM Jaime Medina - along with AGM Generoso Dungo and the LLDA staff - headed to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to join Sec. Roy Cimatu for a special Flag Raising Ceremony.
   
	STA. ROSA CITY 13TH ANNIVERSARY STA. ROSA CITY 13TH ANNIVERSARY STA. ROSA CITY 13TH ANNIVERSARY
Last July 28, LLDA GM Jaime Medina joined the City of Santa Rosa in celebrating its 13th anniversary as a city. The event also coincided with the city’s 6th anniversary of the proclamation of Environment Day, recognized officially every July 10.
   
COMMUNITY FISH LANDING CENTER (CFLC) GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY COMMUNITY FISH LANDING CENTER (CFLC) GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY
LLDA GM Jaime Medina headed to San Pablo, Laguna last July 25 for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Community Fish Landing Center, one of the major projects of LLDA and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). GM Medina was joined by LLDA’s AGM Generoso Dungo, San Pablo Mayor Loreto Amante, Vice Mayor Angie Ang, BFAR Regional Director Dr. Lilian C. Garcia, and SLIFARMC President Cristina Abrego.
   
STA. ROSA CITY 13TH ANNIVERSARY LLDA VISITS OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR GENERAL
LLDA was welcomed by Solicitor General Jose C. Calida; Assistant Solicitor Generals Henry Angeles, Thomas Laragan, Marissa Macaraig-Guillen; State Solicitors Gilbert Medrano, Lester Fiel, Paolo Quetulio, and Gerald Sotto; and Associate Solicitors Rene Rose Galan Dennis Go, Thea Elyssa Vaga, at the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG).
   
Community Fish Landing Center (CFLC) Project COMMUNITY FISH LANDING CENTER (CFLC) PROJECT
In celebration of Environment Month and pursuant to the National Greening Program of the National Government, LLDA joined the City Government of Muntinlupa for the Citywide Tree Planting Activity held last June 30.
   
Tree Planting in the Muntinlupa City WORLD ENVIRONMENT MONTH: MUNTINLUPA CITY-WIDE CLEAN-UP AND TREE PLANTING
In celebration of Environment Month and pursuant to the National Greening Program of the National Government, LLDA joined the City Government of Muntinlupa for the Citywide Tree Planting Activity held last June 30.
   
VOLUNTARY DEMOLITION OF FISHPENS AND FISHCAGES IN THE LAGUNA DE BAY VOLUNTARY DEMOLITION OF FISHPENS AND FISHCAGES IN THE LAGUNA DE BAY
On June 29, the Federation of Fish Pen and Fish Cage Operators Association of Laguna de Bay Inc. voluntarily dismantled fish pens in Laguna de Bay, following the marching orders of President Rodrigo Duterte.
   
INTER-AGENCY PRESENTATION TO DENR INTER-AGENCY PRESENTATION TO DENR
Last June 28, LLDA presented to Sec. Roy Cimatu the action plan regarding the rehabilitation of Laguna Lake, Pasig River and Manila Bay Area. Titled the “Action Plan for an Integrated Water Quality Management: Laguna de Bay- Pasig River and Manila Bay”, the presentation outlined the numerous efforts the organization will be undertaking in the next six months.
   
OATH-TAKING OF OFFICERS OF THE SAN PEDRO RIVER BASIN COUNCIL OATH-TAKING OF OFFICERS OF THE SAN PEDRO RIVER BASIN COUNCIL
The San Pedro River Basin Council is composed of multi-sectoral groups within San Pedro Microwatershed who oversee the rehabilitation, protection and sustainable management of the river tributaries in San Pedro and the Laguna Lake.
   
Tree Planting in the Municipality of Pateros TREE PLANTING ACTIVITY IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF PATEROS
Last June 24, a tree planting activity, with the theme: “Sariwang Hangin ay Makakamtan sa Luntiang Kapaligiran”, was held in cooperation with LLDA’s Community Division at Pateros Elementary School, Metro Manila.
   
Tree Planting in Pakil, Laguna TREE PLANTING IN PAKIL, LAGUNA
As part of it efforts to build a healthier, greener and more sustainable environment, LLDA hosted a tree planting activity in Pakil, Laguna. LLDA GM Joey Medina was joined by Pakil Mayor Vincent Soriano and Upsilon Sigma Beta Phi Los Banos Alumni Association President Aurelio Tayao.
   
LLDA MEETING WITH MAYOR LANI CAYETANO LLDA MEETING WITH MAYOR LANI CAYETANO
Last week, LLDA GM Jaime Medina met with Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano to discuss the pertinent issues of illegal reclamation. Both expressed their firm commitment to addressing the problems together.
   
Balik Sigla sa Ilog at Lawa Program BALIK SIGLA SA ILOG AT LAWA PROGRAM
June 19, 2017 - LLDA, led by GM Jaime Medina, attended the highly anticipated launch of Project BASIL (Balik Sigla sa Ilog at Lawa) Program and the Distribution of Livelihood Assistance to CALABARZON fisher folk at the Old Municipal Hall in Brgy. Baybayin, Los Baños, Laguna.
   
Laboratory Equipments from Project e-REC. LLDA LABORATORY EQUIPMENTS FROM e-REC PROJECT
June 15, 2017 - LLDA received a newly acquired set of laboratory equipment for phosphate oxygen isotope analysis worth P1.3M. This is in line with LLDA’s current partnership with the RIHN, UST, and U.P.-Diliman for the Ecological Recycling (e-REC) project.
   
LLDA Celebrates the 119th Proclamation of Independence LLDA CELEBRATES THE 119TH PROCLAMATION OF INDEPENDENCE
Maligayang Araw ng Kalayaan, Pilipinas! LLDA celebrates Independence Day with a two-day exhibit, held June 11 and 12, at Burnham Green, Rizal Park, in partnership with the DENR.
   
DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu visits LLDA DENR SECRETARY ROY A. CIMATU VISITS LLDA
LLDA GM Joey Medina proudly welcomed DENR Sec. Roy Cimatu to the LLDA office at the LLDA Green Building in Quezon City, last June 7, 2017. Sec. Cimatu, the former special envoy for OFW and refugees and former chief of staff of the military, was appointed last May 7 by President Rodrigo Duterte.
   
LLDA General Manager Jaime “Joey” Medina Joins the Celebration of the 36th anniversary celebrations of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) LLDA GM JOEY MEDINA JOINS THE CELEBRATION OF THE 36TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS OF THE UNITED ARCHITECTS OF THE PHILIPPINES (UAP)
At the 36th anniversary celebrations of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) - Pasig Chapter, held at Tanghalang Pasigueno, Pasig City, GM Medina proudly shared the exciting initiatives of LLDA with regards to the rehabilitation of Pasig River and Laguna de Bay, of which it flows into.
   
RIZAL MAYOR'S LEAGUE MEETING WITH LLDA GM JOEY MEDINA RIZAL MAYOR'S LEAGUE MEETING WITH LLDA GM JOEY MEDINA
May 26, 2017 - LLDA GM Medina was invited to be the honored speaker at the recent Rizal Mayors’ League Meeting. He was welcomed by the President of the Rizal Mayors' League, Mayor Cecilio Hernandez of Rodriguez Rizal, and Mayor Elionor Pilias of Jalajala Rizal.
   
Signing of Expression of Cooperation SIGNING OF EXPRESSION OF COOPERATION BETWEEN LLDA AND PRA
On May 24, LLDA and the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA) formalized their commitment to work hand-in-hand in increasing the nation's resources through responsible and ethical land reclamation.
   
LLDA Press Briefing on the Action Plan of the Consultative Forum and BR 518 “Declaring a Moratorium on the Operation of Aquaculture Structures within the Laguna de Bay LLDA PRESS BRIEFING ON THE ACTION PLAN OF THE CONSULTATIVE FORUM AND BR 518
“Declaring a Moratorium on The Operation of Aquaculture Structures within the Laguna De Bay.”
   
World Water Day 2017 Celebration WORLD WATER DAY 2017 CELEBRATION
Every year, the UN-Water, the entity that coordinates the UN’s work on water and sanitation sets the theme for the World Water Day. The theme usually highlights a specific aspect of freshwater or corresponds to a current or future challenge. This year’s theme is “Water and Wastewater”.
   
Training Workshop on Ecosystem Service Shared Value Assessment (ESSVA) for Integrated Lake Basin Management (ILBM) TRAINING WORKSHOP ON (ESSVA) FOR ILBM
The ILEC and RCSE, a Shiga University based in Japan conducted a Training Workshop, in collaboration with the LLDA, on Ecosystem Service Shared Value Assessment (ESSVA) for ILBM from February 20 to 23, 2017 at the LLDA Conference Room.
   
LLDA Fishpen Demolition on Valentine’s Day! LLDA FISHPEN DEMOLITION ON VALENTINE’S DAY!
Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) resumes the demolition of illegal fish pens and clean-up of abandoned aqua structures in the Lake under its newly-appointed General Manager, Jaime “Joey” C. Medina.
   
Govvernment starts dismantling fish pens in Laguna de Bay GOVERNMENT STARTS DISMANTLING FISH PENS IN LAGUNA DE BAY
After issuing a final warning to all fish pen operators last month, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) began dismantling fish pens and fish cages in Laguna de Bay on Thursday.