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  • Agoncillo, Batangas
  • Alitagtag
  • Balayan
  • Balete
  • Batangas City
  • Calatagan
  • Cuenca
  • Ibaan
  • Laurel
  • Lemery
  • Lian
  • Lipa
  • Lobo
  • Mabini
  • Mataas na Kahoy
  • Nasugbu
  • Padre Garcia
  • Rosario
  • San Jose
  • San Juan
  • San Luis
  • San Nicolas
  • San Pascual
  • Santa Teresita
  • Santo Tomas
  • Taal
  • Talisay
  • Tanauan
  • Taysan
  • Tingloy
  • Tuy

Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile

Agoncillo, Batangas

Location It is located 120 km (74 mi south 74 mi) of Manila, a two hour drive via the , scenic route of Tagaytay Ridge and R. Diokno Highway. It is 32 km (19 mi) away from Batangas City the City, provincial capital. Bounded in the east by approximately 10 km (6 mi) lakeshore of Taal Lake, in the south by the municipality of San Nicolas, Lake, separated by Pansipit River on the west by the municipality of Lemery and on the north by the municipality of Laurel. Barangays
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Adia Bagong Sikat Balangon Banyaga Bilibinwang Bangin Barigon Coral Na Munti Guitna Mabini Pamiga

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Panhulan Pansipit Poblacion Pook San Jacinto San Teodoro Santa Cruz Santo Tomas Subic Ibaba Subic Ilaya

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Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile

Alitagtag

Location It is bordered on the north by ed Taal Lake, Cuenca and San Jose to the east, Santa Teresita and San Luis to the west and Bauan and San Pascual to the south.

Barangays
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Balagbag Concepcion Concordia Dalipit East Dalipit West Dominador East Dominador West Munlawin Sur Munlawin Norte Muzon Primero

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Muzon Segundo Pinagkurusan Ping-As Poblacion East Poblacion West San Jose Santa Cruz Tadlac San Juan

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Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile

Balayan

Location Bounded by Tuy on the north north; Calatagan and Lian on the west, Calaca on the east and the

Balayan Bay on the south which had a total of at least 100 km (38 mi²). The town is rich among ). the natural resources of

sugarcanes, coconuts and corn. Significant events includes the Parada ng . Lechon (every June 24) and the Feast of Immaculate Conception celebra celebrated every December 8 of the year. Widely known products originating from the area include the Bagoong Balayan. Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • Alayan Barangay Baclaran Barangay Barangay Barangay Barangay Barangay Barangay Barangay Barangay Barangay • • • • • • • • • • • • Barangay 10 Barangay 11 Barangay 12 Calan Caloocan Calzada Canda Carenahan Caybunga Cayponce Dalig Dao
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1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9

Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Dilao Gregorio Carcabuso Duhatan Durungao Gimalas Gumamela Lagnas Lanatan Langgangan Lucban Putol Lucban Pook Magabe Malalay Munting Tubig • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Navotas Patugo Palikpikan Pooc Pedro Bawit ambat Sampaga Rene Comia San Juan San Piro Santol Sukol Tactac Taludtod Tanggoy

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Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile Balete Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • • Alangilan Calawit Looc Magapi Makina Malabanan Paligawan Palsara Poblacion Sala Sampalocan Solis San Sebastian 46 | P a g e .

Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile Batangas City Barangays • Barangay 1 • Barangay 2 • Barangay 3 • Barangay 4 • Barangay 5 • Barangay 6 • Barangay 7 • Barangay 8 • Barangay 9 • Barangay 10 • Barangay 11 • Barangay 12 • Barangay 13 • Barangay 14 • Barangay 15 • Barangay 16 • Barangay 17 • Barangay 18 • Barangay 19 • Barangay 20 • Barangay 21 • Barangay 22 • Barangay 23 • Barangay 24 • Alangilan • Balagtas • Balete • Banaba Center • Banaba Kanluran 47 | P a g e .

Isla Verde San Andres.Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Banaba Silangan Banaba Ibaba Bilogo Bolbok Bucal Calicanto Catandala Concepcion Conde Itaas Conde Labac Cumba Cuta Dalig Dela Paz Kanluran Dela Paz Pulot Aplaya Dela Paz Pulot Itaas Dumuclay Dumantay Gulod Itaas Gulod Labac Haligue Kanluran Haligue Silangan Ilijan Kumintang Ibaba Kumintang Ilaya Libjo Liponpon. Isla Verde San Agustin Silangan. Isla Verde San Antonio. Isla Verde San Agustin Kanluran. Isla Verde Maapaz Mahabang Dahilig Mahabang Parang Mahacot Silangan Mahacot Kanluran Malalim Malibayo Malitam Maruclap Mabacong (Matuko) Pagkilatan Paharang Kanluran • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Paharang Silangan Pallocan Kanluran Pallocan Silangan Pinamucan Ibaba Pinamucan Kanluran Pinamucan Silangan Sampaga San Agapito. Isla Verde San Isidro San Jose Sico San Miguel San Pedro Santa Clara Santa Rita Aplaya Santa Rita Karsada Santo Domingo Santo Niño Simlong Sirang Lupa Sorosoro Ibaba Sorosoro Ilaya Sorosoro Karsada Tabangao Aplaya Tabangao Ambulong Tabangao Dao Talahib Pandayan Talahib Payapa Talumpok Kanluran Talumpok Silangan Tingga Itaas Tingga Labak Tulo 48 | P a g e .

Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile Bauan Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Alagao Aplaya As-Is Bagong Silang Baguilawa Balayong Barangay I (Pob.) Barangay IV (Pob.) Barangay III (Pob.) Barangay II (Pob.) angay Bolo Colvo Cupang Durungao Gulibay Inicbulan Locloc Magalang-Galang Malindig Manalupang Manghinao Proper Manghinao Uno New Danglayan Orense Pitugo Rizal Sampaguita San Agustin San Andres Proper San Andres Uno San Diego San Miguel San Pablo San Pedro San Roque San Teodoro San Vicente Santa Maria Santo Domingo Sinala 49 | P a g e .

) Barangay 6 (Pob.) Camastilisan Coral Ni Lopez (Sugod) Coral Ni Bacal Dacanlao Dila Niyugan Pantay Puting Bato West Puting Kahoy Puting Bato East Barangay 2 (Pob.) Bisaya Cahil Caluangan Calantas Loma Lumbang Calzada Lumbang Na Bata Lumbang Na Matanda Madalunot Makina Matipok Munting Coral Quisumbing Salong Sinisian Taklang Anak Talisay Tamayo Timbain Julao 50 | P a g e .) Barangay 4 (Pob.) Barangay 5 (Pob.Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile Calaca Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bagong Tubig Baclas Balimbing Bambang Barangay 1 (Pob.) Barangay 3 (Pob.

) Barangay 4 (Pob.) Barangay 6 (Pob.) Barangay 8 (Pob.) Barangay 3 (Pob.) Barangay 5 (Pob.Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile Calatagan Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Balagbag Bungahan Calumayin Dalipit East Dalipit West Dita Don Juan Emmanuel Ibabao Labac Pinagkaisahan San Felipe San Isidro Barangay 1 (Pob.) Barangay 2 (Pob.) Barangay 7 (Pob.) 51 | P a g e .

) 52 | P a g e .) (Pob. (Pob.) (Pob.) • • • • • Barangay Barangay Barangay Barangay Barangay 4 5 6 7 8 (Pob.) (Pob.) • Barangay 2 (Pob.) • Barangay 3 (Pob.Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile Cuenca Barangays • Balagbag • Bungahan • Calumayin • Dalipit East • Dalipit West • Dita • Don Juan • Emmanuel • Ibabao • Labac • Pinagkaisahan • San Felipe • San Isidro • Barangay 1 (Pob.) (Pob.

Niño Talaibon Tulay 53 | P a g e .Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile Ibaan Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bago Balanga Bungahan Calamias Catandala Coliat Dayapan Lapu-lapu Lucsuhin Mabalor Malainin Palindan Pangao Panghayaan Poblacion Quilo *Quilo Ilaya *Quilo Ibaba • • • • • • • • • • Sabang Salaban I Salaban II Matala Munting-Tubig San Agustin Sandalan Sto.

) Barangay 2 (Pob.Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile Laurel Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • As-Is Balakilong Berinayan Bugaan East Bugaan West Buso-buso Dayap Itaas Gulod Leviste Molinete Niyugan Paliparan Barangay 1 (Pob.) Barangay 3 (Pob.) Barangay 5 (Pob.) Barangay 4 (Pob.) San Gabriel San Gregorio San Maria Ticub 54 | P a g e .

) Rizal Sambal Ibaba Sambal Ilaya San Isidro Ibaba San Isidro Itaas Sangalang Sinisian East Sinisian West Talaga Tubigan Tubuan Wawa Ibaba Wawa Ilaya 55 | P a g e .Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile Lemery Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Anak-Dagat Arumahan Ayao-iyao Bagong Sikat Bagong Pook Balanga Bukal Cahilan I Cahilan II Dayapan Dita: Gulod Lucky Maguihan Mahabang Dahilig Mahayahay • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Maigsing Dahilig Maligaya Malinis Masalisi Mataas Na Bayan Matingain I Matingain II Mayasang Niugan Nonong Casto Palanas Payapa Ibaba Payapa Ilaya District I (Pob.) District II (Pob.) District IV (Pob.) • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • District III (Pob.

) Barangay 5 or Tabok City (Pob.) Barangay 2 (Pob.) Barangay 4 (Pob.) Barangay 3 (Pob.) Prenza Puting-Kahoy San Diego 56 | P a g e .Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile Lian Barangays • • • • • • • • • • Bagong Pook Balibago Binubusan Bungahan Cumba Humayingan Kapito Lumaniag Luyahan Malaruhatan • • • • • • • • • Matabungkay Barangay 1 or Bonbon(Pob.

Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile Lipa Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Adya Anilao Anilao-Labac Antipolo Del Norte Antipolo Del Sur Bagong Pook Balintawak Banaybanay Bolbok Bugtong na Pulo Bulacnin Bulaklakan Calamias Cumba Dagatan Duhatan Halang Inosluban Kayumanggi Labac Latag Lodlod Lumbang Mabini Malagonlong Malitlit Marawoy Mataas Na Lupa Munting Pulo 57 | P a g e .

.kabilang tubig..) Pinagkawitan Pinagtongulan Plaridel Poblacion Barangay 1 Poblacion Barangay 2 Poblacion Barangay 3 Poblacion Barangay 4 Poblacion Barangay 5 Poblacion Barangay 6 Poblacion Barangay 7 Poblacion Barangay 8 Poblacion Barangay 9-A Poblacion Barangay 9 Poblacion Barangay 10 Poblacion Barangay 11 Poblacion Barangay 12 Pusil • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Quezon Rizal Sabang Sampaguita San Benito San Carlos San Celestino San Francisco San Guillermo San Isidro (formerly Sapac) San Jose San Lucas San Salvador San Sebastian (Balagbag) Santo Niño Santo Toribio Sico Talisay Tambo Tangob Tanguay Tibig Tipacan 58 | P a g e .Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Pagolingin Bata Pagolingin East Pagolingin West Pangao( entro.santacruz.ibaba.

Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile Lobo Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Apar Balatbat Balibago Banalo Biga Bignay Calo Calumpit Fabrica Jaybanga Lagadlarin Mabilog Na Bundok Malabrigo Malalim Na Sanog Malapad Na Parang Masaguitsit Nagtaluntong Nagtoctoc Olo-olo Pinaghawanan Poblacion San Miguel San Nicolas Sawang Soloc Tayuman 59 | P a g e .

Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile Mabini Barangay Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Anilao Proper Anilao East Bagalangit Bulacan Calamias Estrella Gasang Laurel Ligaya Mainaga Mainit Majuben Malimatoc I Malimatoc II Nag-Iba Pilahan Poblacion Pulang Lupa Pulong Anahao Pulong Balibaguhan Pulong Niogan Saguing Sampaguita San Francisco San Jose San Juan • • • • • • • • San Teodoro Santa Ana Santa Mesa Santo Niño Santo Tomas Solo Talaga Proper Talaga East Malvar 60 | P a g e .

Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bagong Pook Bilucao Bulihan San Gregorio Luta Del Norte Luta Del Sur Poblacion San Andres San Fernando San Isidro East San Juan San Pedro I San Pedro II San Pioquinto Santiago 61 | P a g e .

) Barangay IV (Pob.) A Barangay III (Pob.) Barangay II-A (Pob.) Barangay II (Pob.) Bayorbor Bubuyan Calingatan Kinalaglagan Loob Lumang Lipa Manggahan Nangkaan San Sebastian Santol Upa 62 | P a g e .Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile Mataas na Kahoy Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Barangay I (Pob.

) (Pob.) (Pob.) Barangay (Pob.) (Pob.) (Pob.) (Pob.) Barangay (Pob.Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile Nasugbu Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Aga Balaytigui Banilad Barangay 1 Barangay 2 Barangay 3 Barangay 4 Barangay 5 Barangay 6 Barangay 7 Barangay 8 Barangay 9 Barangay (Pob.) (Pob.) Bilaran Bucana Bulihan Bunducan Butucan Calo (Pob.) (Pob.) (Pob.) 10 11 12 • • • • • • • • • • • Calayo Catandaan Kaylaway Kayrilaw Cogunan Dayap Latag Looc Lumbangan Malapad Na Bato Mataas Na Pulo • • • • • • • • • • • Maugat Munting Indang Natipuan Pantalan Papaya Putat Reparo Talangan Tumalim Utod Wawa 63 | P a g e .

Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile Padre Garcia Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Banaba Banay-banay Bawi Bukal Castillo Cawongan Manggas Maugat East Maugat West Pansol Payapa Poblacion Quilo-quilo North Quilo-quilo South San Felipe San Miguel Tamak Tangob 64 | P a g e .

) Putingkahoy Quilib Salao San Carlos San Ignacio San Isidro San Jose San Roque Santa Cruz Cr Timbugan Tiquiwan Leviste (Tubahan) Tulos E 65 | P a g e .) Barangay (Pob.) Barangay (Pob.Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile Rosario Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Alupay Antipolo Bagong Pook Balibago Bayawang Baybayin Bulihan Cahigam Calantas Colongan Itlugan Lumbangan Maalas-As Mabato Mabunga Macalamcam A Macalamcam B Malaya Maligaya Marilag Masaya Matamis (Malinao) • • • • • • • • • • • • Mavalor Mayuro Namuco Namunga Natu Nasi Palakpak Pinagsibaan Barangay (Pob.) • • • • • • • • • • • • • • A B C D Barangay (Pob.) Barangay (Pob.

Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile San Jose Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Aguila Anus Aya Bagong Pook Balagtasin I Balagtasin II Banay-banay I Banay-banay II Bigain I Bigain II Calansayan Dagatan Don Luis Galamay-Amo Lalayat Lapolapo I Lapolapo II Lepute Lumil Natunuan • • • • • • • • • • • • • Palanca Pinagtung-Ulan Poblacion Barangay Poblacion Barangay Poblacion Barangay Poblacion Barangay Sabang Salaban Santo Cristo Mojon-Tampoy Taysan Tugtug Bigain South I II III IV 66 | P a g e .

Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile San Juan Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Abung Balagbag Barualte Bataan Buhay na Sapa Bulsa Calicanto Calitcalit Calubcub 1 Calubcub 2 Catmon Coloconto Escribano Hugom Imelda Janaojanao Laiya-Aplaya Laiya-Ibabao Libato Lipahan Mabalanoy Maraykit Muzon • • • • • • • • • Nagsaulay Palahanan 1 Palahanan 2 Palingowak Pinagbayanan Poblacion Poctol Pulangbato Putingbuhangin • • • • • • • • • Quipot Sampiro Sapangan Sico 1 Sico 2 Subukin Talahiban 1 Talahiban Ticalan 67 | P a g e .

Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile San Luis Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Abiacao Bagong Tubig Balagtasin Balite Banoyo Boboy Bonliw Calumpang Calumpang East Dulangan North Dulangan South Durungao Locloc Luya Mahabang Parang Manggahan Muzon San Antonio • • • • • • • • • San Isidro San Jose San Martin Santa Monica Taliba Talon Tejero Tungal Poblacion 68 | P a g e .

Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile San Nicolas Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Abelo Balete Baluk-baluk Bancoro Bangin Calangay Hipit Maabud North Maabud South Munlawin Pansipit Poblacion Santo Niño Sinturisan Tagudtod Talang Alas-as Pulang-Bato 69 | P a g e .

Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile San Pascual Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Alalum Antipolo Balimbing Banaba Bayanan Danglayan Del Pilar Gelerang Kawayan Ilat North Ilat South Kaingin Laurel Malaking Pook Mataas Na Lupa Natunuan North Natunuan South Padre Castillo Palsahingin Pila • • • • • • • • • • Poblacion Pook Ni Banal Pook Ni Kapitan Resplandor Sambat San Antonio San Mariano San Mateo Santa Elena Sto. Nino 70 | P a g e .

Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile Santa Teresita Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Antipolo Bihis Burol Calayaan Calumala Cuta East Cuta West Irukan Pacifico Poblacion I Saimsim Sampa Sinipian Tambo Ibaba Tambo Ilaya Poblacion II Poblacion III 71 | P a g e .

) Barangay II (Pob.) San Agustin San Antonio San Bartolome San Felix San Fernando San Francisco San Isidro Norte San Isidro Sur San Joaquín San José San Juan San Luis San Miguel San Pablo • • • • • • • • • • • • San Pedro San Rafael San Roque San Vicente Santa Ana Santa Anastacia Santa Clara Santa Cruz Santa Elena Santa Maria Santiago Santa Teresita 72 | P a g e .) Barangay III (Pob.) Barangay IV (Pob.Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile Santo Tomas Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Barangay I (Pob.

Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile Taal Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Apacay Balisong Bihis Bolbok Buli Butong Carasuche Cawit Caysasay Cubamba Cultihan Gahol Halang Iba Ilog Imamawo Ipil Luntal Mahabang Lodlod Niogan Pansol Poblacion 1 Poblacion 2 Poblacion 3 Poblacion 4 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Poblacion 5 Poblacion 6 Poblacion 7 Poblacion 8 Poblacion 9 Poblacion 10 Poblacion 11 Poblacion 12 Poblacion 13 Poblacion 14 Pook Seiran Laguile Latag Tierra Alta Tulo Tatlong Maria 73 | P a g e .

” “People have to be convinced. a study by the ASEAN Regional Center for Biodiversity Conservation (ARCBC) had pointed out that protected area management had become more complex and “demanding. communities struggle to stave off disaster What may work.” observes environmental lawyer Ipat Luna. “What matters is integrated management. Yet scientists say the lake has become polluted and is now in the advanced stages of eutrophication. Three-part PCIJ report on Taal Lake • • • Illegal fish cage operations poison Taal Lake Legal loopholes. “that when they obey the law and reduce their profits. say scientists and activists alike. is close coordination and cooperation among all those who depend and benefit from the lake. communities struggle to stave off disaster by Marlon Alexander S.” It was.” she says. The lake already suffers from annual fish kills caused by red tide. Scientists have said that much of the lake’s environmental problems are due to unregulated fish farming. the ARCBC said. but also now required the extraction of participation from the local communities. And while they say vigilant monitoring is a must these days. 2008 · Share this story Last of three parts TALISAY and SAN NICOLAS. no longer confined to protecting a site from illegal activities. BATANGAS — Being officially designated as a protected area failed to save Taal Lake from environmental degradation. Luistro Friday.” Taal Lake was declared a protected area in 1996 under the National Integrated Protected Area System (NIPAS) Act. and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) was put in charge of taking care of it. 74 | P a g e . it doesn’t really matter whether Taal Lake (is) a protected area. “At the end of the day. there will be a public benefit that extends to them also. and now some are saying even Environment Secretary Joselito ‘Lito’ Atienza’s defiant “no fish cages” stance for the lake will have the same result. ensuring that everyone understands the consequence of each one’s action is crucial if the lake is to be kept from further deterioration. As early as 2002. June 6th. which can only mean more algal blooms or red tide.Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile In Taal. politics exacerbate Taal’s woes In Taal. there are also fears that some of the lake’s endemic fish species are declining in number.

75 | P a g e . has refused to sign it unless it makes clear that there will be no fish cages in Taal Lake after these are phased out. which are managed and equally shared among community members. the nongovernmental group Pusod Inc. The URRF aims to regulate the number of fish cages in the Taal Lake.356-hectare body of water. would recognize local fisherfolk as owners of the lake’s resources. 10 barangay captains. and representatives from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). The TVPL-PAMB was able to put the URRF together only after a six-month consultation with various sectors affected by activities there. the provincial tourism officer. and a local organization of fisherfolk. Two-year phaseout But Atienza. a study conducted by agricultural economist Arvin Vista also suggested a community-based resource management policy (CBRM) as the solution to the Taal Lake’s deteriorating water quality problem. [photo courtesy of Balikas] rules and regulations for fisheries (URRF) for the 24.. it seemed that the efforts to protect Taal Lake was finally headed toward that direction when the Taal Volcano Protected Landscape SCIENTISTS and environmental acitivsts say the — Protected Areas “zero fish cage” proposal by environment secretary Management Board (TVPL– Joselito ‘Lito’ Atienza won’t save Taal lake from PAMB) finished the unified further degradation. prohibit destructive fishing methods. “I cannot approve the URRF in its original form because it only legalizes what is illegal.cage zones. mayors of 15 lakeside towns and cities. Early last year. and enforce other rules pertinent to the lake conservation. the provincial planning and development officer. designate fish. The policy-making body has 137 members in all.Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile In 2003. Its executive committee is made up of the DENR regional executive director. wrote Vista. referring to the provision on regulating the number of fish cages in the lake. who police themselves. This policy. who was appointed to his post several months after the URRF had already been prepared.” he told PCIJ in an interview. These include a device against the “palakasan system” between the operators and municipal mayors by giving the TVPL-PAMB Executive Committee the final authority over fish cage permits. which he wants done within two years.

people are building cages here because it’s their source of income. Last year. Ramos had said this was necessary to preserve the lake’s endemic tawilis and maliputo. In May 2006. Says San Nicolas Mayor Epifanio Sandoval: “While we have nothing against the secretary’s measure to get rid of the cages in Taal Lake.000 individuals would be affected once the cages are removed. not one of them has an environmental compliance certificate from the Environmental Management Bureau and a clearance from the TVPLPAMB that are required of all developments in protected areas. Apparently. this was because the displaced fish cage operators had no other means of livelihood. which is used fish cage operators themselves say they transporting the bamboo to the lake through established checkpoints in the town in order to to build the fish cages in the lake. 76 | P a g e .” Most of the operators were high school graduates who were now supporting at least three family members.” comments fish cage operator Vicente Llona. we are asking him to set aside his plans now. when authorities ordered the dismantling of fish cages. fishing boats. This. technically.” Sandoval was also among the 11 mayors who voted unanimously on a resolution asking Atienza to defer his plan to phase out fish cages within two years. for one to reconsider an outright ban on these right away. running a sarisari store. and construction of fish cages in the lake that had been damaged by Typhoon Caloy. The count includes an estimated five family members assumed to be dependent on each of nearly 9. then President Fidel Ramos had ordered the dismantling and relocation of fish cages. We should rather focus our attention on regulating the fish cages while we are still looking for alternative jobs for the people. The URRF itself tries to avoid any form of intransigence from displaced fish cage owners and operators by giving them a year in which they can transfer their fish farms into the designated zones. In 1996. and as drivers. BFAR meanwhile says that at least 145. A 2004 study conducted by environmental science researcher Imelda de los Reyes of the University of Batangas showed that majority of the 569 fish cage operators interviewed consider the job as their “primary source of livelihood.Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile Indeed.000 fish cage operators in Taal Lake. repair. and not necessarily because they all heartily approve of having fish cages in the lake. Only a few percent of them had other sources of income like hog and poultry-raising. But Talisay were able to build even more fish cages. The order was followed. fish pens. too. was ignored. all the fish cages in Taal Lake are illegal because although some secured permits from local governments. the Talisay Municipal Government prevent transport of bamboo. though. According to the mayors. the provincial government also issued a moratorium prohibiting the rehabilitation. and other aquaculture structures in Taal Lake and Pansipit River. the TVPL-PAMB has chosen to overlook this. but it did not take long before the fish cages were back. “Even while we’re talking. The mayors say one only has to look at what had happened in the past.

these valid concerns so that you can have a better lake.Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile BFAR Inland Fisheries Research Station Chief Leah Villanueva has also asked Atienza to give the URRF a chance. Atienza has said he would start working on Taal Lake as soon as he finishes rehabilitation activities in Laguna de Bay.” she says. and fish cage operators coordinate in enforcing it. Lourdes Castillo. says that no amount of effort from the DENR and BFAR to solve Taal Lake’s problems will succeed without the participation of local governments. Asis Perez. streams. who adds. head of the green group Tanggol Kalikasan. In the meantime. “(Any) plans for Taal Lake cannot be done overnight and the same is true with alternative livelihood. But to regulate (fish cage operations). “Within two years if nothing has changed and the water quality has worsened. and flow of the lake waters. noting that massive deforestation of trees in the slope could cause soil erosion. attention must be paid as well to other factors.” says Perez. not being deteriorated. Demolition of illegal fish cages began there last month. Castillo warns against converting land areas beside the Taal Lake into residential sites. productive. quantity. 77 | P a g e . Villanueva. She also said. an environmental lawyer. any changes there would affect the water quality.” She also says that while unregulated fish cage operations are largely to blame for the lake’s environmental woes.” In fact. he says. “The real challenge here. It’s the greed of people that’s making it wrong. among these activities in the surrounding watershed. That was why he wanted a total dismantling (of cages). who chairs the PAMB Subcommittee on Fisheries. commenting that the environment secretary “was alarmed with the (condition of) Laguna de Bay. This is also true of the URRF.” Milagros Chavez. then we would recommend removing all the fish cages in the lake.” The governor seemed disinclined to agree with Atienza’s insistence of ridding the lake of fish cages entirely. local governments. fish kills could be prevented and the water can now circulate freely in the area. and at the same time. and lakes. Because the lake serves as the catch basin of waters drained from the watershed. This is echoed by freshwater biologist Dr. leader of the Kilusan ng Maliliit na mga Mangingisda sa Lawa ng Taal.200 abandoned fish cages in Taal Lake. Batangas Governor Vilma Santos-Recto announced her plans to start dismantling the estimated 1. “Aquaculture as a technology is okay. “is how you can integrate all these interests. Earlier this month. believes as well that any regulation in Taal Lake would be effective only if the BFAR. we have to start already. “When we regulate the fish cages.” Regulating greed is key She thinks that the fish cages would no longer be harmful to the lake if only fish cage operators would follow the suggested stocking density per cage and feeding practices by the BFAR. bringing huge sediment loads in the rivers. says. which has been fighting for fish cage regulations in the lake since the 1990s.

but this was not really implemented due to the lack of staff. the department had only five forest rangers to monitor the entire area — with only one among them assigned full-time to the TVPL. Protected Areas Superintendent Laudemir Salac seems to understand the need to involve local communities in protecting Taal Lake. PCIJ asked Salac why the department was acting only now.Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile The environment secretary even threatened to file administrative charges at the Ombudsman against the local officials who would defy his order and allow fish cages to stay in the Taal Lake. His reply: “Perhaps it was only now that the need was realized. Years before. At the time. he said. lakes.” he said. At the very least. the DENR would have 13 additional protected area staff to help guard the whole 65.000-hectare Taal Volcano Protected Landscape (TVPL). Health and Environment. when the lake was already polluted.” Posted in: Governance.org/stories/in-taal-communities-struggle-to-stave-off-disaster/ 78 | P a g e . “Anybody who (tries will) have a problem. Atienza said nobody could prevent the DENR anymore from rehabilitating the country’s rivers. Once this happens. Salac said he would request the local governments involved to pay the salaries of the new personnel until the DENR had generated sufficient income from entrance fees to be collected from visitors to Taal Volcano and Taal Lake. LGU support needed Lawyer Luna. though. Stories Tags: DENR. taal lake http://pcij. believes that the DENR would be able to remove the cages only if it gets the support of the local governments. the interim PAMB had imposed an entrance fee of P10 for each visitor. and seas. He told PCIJ last year that he planned to ask the mayors of the 13 lakeside towns to assign a person from their municipality who could be trained and hired by the DENR as a full-time park ranger.

Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile Talisay Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Aya Balas Banga Buco Caloocan Leynes Miranda Poblacion Barangay Poblacion Barangay Poblacion Barangay gay Poblacion Barangay Poblacion Barangay Poblacion Barangay Poblacion Barangay Poblacion Barangay Quiling Sampaloc San Guillermo Santa Maria Tranca Tumaway 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 79 | P a g e .

Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile Tanauan Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Altura Bata Altura Matanda Altura-South Ambulong Banadero Bagbag Bagumbayan Balele Banjo East (Bungkalot) Banjo West (Banjo Laurel) Bilog-bilog Boot Cale Darasa Pagaspas (Balokbalok) Gonzales Hidalgo Janopol Janopol Oriental Laurel Luyos Mabini Malaking Pulo Maria Paz Maugat Montaña (Ik-ik) Natatas Pantay Matanda 80 | P a g e .

Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Pantay Bata Poblacion Barangay 1 Poblacion Barangay 2 Poblacion Barangay 3 Poblacion Barangay 4 Poblacion Barangay 5 Poblacion Barangay 6 Poblacion Barangay 7 Sala Sambat San Jose Santol (Doña Jacoba Garcia) Santor Sulpoc Suplang Talaga Tinurik Trapiche Ulango Wawa 81 | P a g e .

Niño Tilambo 82 | P a g e .Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile Taysan Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Bacao Bilogo Bukal Dagatan Guinhawa Laurel Mabayabas Mahanadiong Mapulo Mataas Na Lupa Pag-Asa Panghayaan Piña Pinagbayanan Poblacion East Poblacion West San Isidro San Marcelino Sto.

Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile Tingloy Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Corona Gamao Makawayan Marikaban Papaya Pisa Barangay 13 (Poblacion 1) Barangay 14 (Poblacion 2) Barangay 15 (Poblacion 3) San Isidro San Jose San Juan San Pedro Santo Tomas Talahib 83 | P a g e .

) Burgos (Pob.) Rizal (Pob.) Rillo (Pob.) Putol Sabang San Jose San Jose (Putic) Talon Toong Tuyon-tuyon 84 | P a g e .Description | Chapter 3 – Provincial Profile Tuy Barangays • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Acle Bayudbud Bolboc (Maligas) Dalima Dao Guinhawa Lumbangan Luntal Magahis Malibu Mataywanac Palincaro Luna (Pob.

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