GNF - Laguna de Bay

Laguna de Bay – Philippines


Laguna de Bay is the largest lake of the Philippines covering a surface of 900 sq. km stretching over the provinces Rizal and Laguna. Larger cities located in the vincinity are Manila, Quezon and San Pablo. Laguna de Bay is fed by 21 rivers; its catchment area comprises about 3.820 sq. km. The only outflow of the lake which is, on average, 2.8 m deep, is the Pasig River.

The rivers flowing into Laguna de Bay serve as a refuse heaps for 60 % of the 8 million people living around the lake. Untreated sewage is another cause of pollution. Highly problematic is also intensive fishing and the large number of fish farms in this region. In 1993 already, the Laguna Lake Development Authority has presented a plan for a controlled economical and social development of the region with the main objective to maintain the quality of life for both - man and ecosystems.

More information about Laguna de Bay

Detailed Data

 Boats at the shore
 View on the Laguna de Bay

Partner Organisations

CLEAR - Conservation of Laguna de Bay´s Environment and Resources

Tripartite Partnership of:


Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands

Amy Morado Lecciones

Unit F, 9th Floor, STRATA 100 Condominium

Emerald Avenue, Ortigas Center

Pasig City, Philippines

Phone / Fax: + 63 - 2 - 637 - 24 09



 Logo Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands

Laguna Lake Development Authority

Contact persons:

Sec. Jr Nereus O. Acosta

Ph.D. Presidential Adviser for Environmental Protection and concurrent General Manager

Adelina C. Santos-Borja

Department Manager III, Resource Management and Development Department

Laguna Lake Development Authority National Ecology Center

East Avenue Quezon City 1101


Phone: + 63 - 2 - 931 - 0245

           + 63 - 2 - 332 - 2346  



 Laguna Lake Development Authority

Unilever Philippines

Liza Vengco, Chito Macapagal

1351 United Nations Avenue

1007, Paco, Manila, Philippines

Phone: + 63 - 2 - 588 - 74 00

Fax: + 63 - 2 - 588 - 77 11