THE PROBLEM AND - ITS BACKGROUND
The Province of LAGUNA is known for its beautiful historical landmarks. It is now a promising province due to the rapid economic development in industrial and agricultural aspects as well as its tourism program. The geographical location and closeness of Laguna in the National Capital Region (NCR) provides more to its development.
Laguna Lake is one of the biggest lake in the country. It is used as habitats for fisheries and duck- raising. It is also used as the waterway for minor passenger and cargo traffic as well as source of irrigation of the province. The Laguna Lake is also known to be the source of electrical power, the catch basins of various watershed in the different provinces along the lake. Strategically located at the heart of CALABARZON, Laguna de Bay straddles the municipal boundaries of 6 provinces; Laguna, Rizal, Batangas, Cavite, Quezon and NCR. Approximately 14 million people inhabiting its watershed benefit directly and indirectly from the lake and its resources. Around 11 million live along the lakeshore cities and municipalities.
The lake is 900km2; it is bigger than the whole of Singapore. The land around the lake where pollution is carried through the 24 major river systems is almost twice its surface area. Laguna…show more content… Familes affected of the typhoon reached on a total of 3,424,593 with 16,078,181 individuals in Regions IV- A, IV- B, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI and CARAGA of which number of injured individuals were almost 28,689 total dead were 6,300 while 1,061 were reported missing 890,895 families with 4,095,280 individuals were reported displaced. A total of 1,084,762 houses were damaged during the onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda. This dreadful event left a total of Php. 89,598,068,634.88 worth of damages in terms of infrastructure, productive, social and cross- sectoral. (NDRRMC Facebook Page updates dated 17 April