SAN PABLO CITY, Laguna, March 18 (PIA) – Various civic groups, non-government organizations (NGOs) and concerned citizens in this city are gearing up for a massive clean-up drive of Sampaloc Lake in a bid to save the city’s famed “Seven Lakes” from environmental degradation and conserve this important natural water resource.

City Mayor Loreto Amante has initiated the city’s multi-sector and collaborative undertaking dubbed “Lawang Sampalok, Mahal Ko! San Pableno Ako!" and enjoined concerned citizens and organizations here for the massive clean-up drive.

Sampaloc Lake is one of the biggest lakes among the seven lakes in the city which is famous for ecotourism and is now up for environmental protection.

The city chief executive’s pitch for the environmental upkeep of the “Seven Lakes” particularly Sampaloc Lake was given boost by support and pledges from the leaders of various organizations.

Sampaloc Lake is the site of the Core Shelter Assistance Program of the city government for the informal settlers who also undertook information briefings and education orientations on the lake environs for sustainable development of the lake as one of their vital livelihood resources and its clean shoreline as their new home. (CIO/ACO)