Developing Mohicap Lake, San Pablo City, Philippines
Brillo, B.B. (2015). Developing Mohicap Lake, San Pablo City, Philippines. The Social Sciences, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 283-290.
15 Pages Posted: 13 Sep 2015 Last revised: 25 Apr 2016
Date Written: 2015
This study assesses the development issues of Mohicap Lake. Premised on the lack of development, the inattention from the administrative agencies, and the underutilization of the natural resource, the article contends that the Laguna lake Development Authority (LLDA) and the City Government of San Pablo must now take the initiative in fostering development of the lake; specifically, (1) by adjusting their model-template approach; (2) by instigating the formulation of a zoning-development plan; and (3) by facilitating the promotion of ecotourism. These are basic actions necessary for ensuring that development intervention is equitable among the seven crater lakes, for addressing management-conservation issues and precipitating other development actions, for improving the lives of the locals and encouraging community development. Moreover, the study also addresses the gap in Philippine lake studies, particularly the scarcity of scholarly outputs on development studies (as the field is dominated by limnology and aquaculture studies) and on small lakes (as the field is heavily concentrated on big-lake studies).
Keywords: Philippine Lake, Lake Development, Lake Administration, Lake Studies, Small Lake, Lake, and Mohicap Lake (or Muhikap/Mojicap Lake)
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