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Governor Vi Goes After Fish Cages in Taal Lake

PHILIPPINES - Vowing not to allow the destruction of Taal Lake, Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos-Recto is pushing for the regulation of fish cages in the lake, reports the Inquirer.

“I am very, very serious and firm with my decision to protect Taal Lake but we will not do this drastically. We cannot remove them overnight but we have to start regulating the fish cages,” Recto said in her speech at the awarding ceremonies of the Tour de Lake Taal on Saturday.

The provincial tourism office organized the tour, which covers 110 kilometers spanning the 12 lakeshore towns from Laurel to Taal.

Each of the 130 cycling participants wore red, green and yellow shirts bearing the slogan “Save Lake Taal.”

The event hoped to call the people’s attention to protect the lake and its surrounding environment.

View the Inquirer.net story by clicking here.

Ellen Hardy

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