Water hyacinths are coming to the Pasig River—PRRC
The coming of water hyacinths to the Pasig River is an indication that the water level in Laguna Lake is getting higher than Manila Bay’s mean sea level (MSL). “We would like to educate the public that water hyacinths are a blessing from God. We use them in removing heavy metals from the Pasig River and its tributaries,” said PRRC Executive Director Jose Antonio “Pepeton” E. Goitia. “Also, we use them as raw materials in our handloom weaving livelihood program. We help poor families in BASECO convert water hyacinths into table runners, fans, slippers and bracelets,” he added.