January 23, 2013

Rehabilitation of Burnham Lake

Posted by Marie Bulatao at Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Burnham Lake in Baguio City:


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A photo from flickr by sirmildredpierce
undergoes a rehab:
Image Source:Manila Standard Today
Lurking within the lake are these oversized carp and eel!  
Image Source:Baguio Midland Courier
The one on the left could pass off as a baby...
Source
LOCHNESS MONSTER???

43 comments:

Mys Laguitao on January 23, 2013 at 9:23 PM said...

Ah! I miss Baguio! I only go there when I visit my doctors at Notre Dame.

Cym Marzan on January 23, 2013 at 10:18 PM said...

When they are that big, they get pretty scary-looking!

anexperimentedblog.tk on January 24, 2013 at 8:38 AM said...

I have seen such a big carp when the flood in our area subsided. This carp is a perfect toast for ensaladang mangga.

-Anne Lei

Mommy Maye on January 24, 2013 at 9:16 AM said...

I hope I can go to Baguio and see that famous Burnham Lake. Ang laki nun fish. I am sure my son would love to see it.

Allan on January 24, 2013 at 11:26 AM said...

Such a big fish there.
I think the lake will be rehabilitated soon. Is the said lake manmade?

aby ♥ on January 24, 2013 at 4:41 PM said...

i miss baguio too.. i hope we can go to baguio soon and visit burnham lake..

Jellybelly on January 24, 2013 at 5:01 PM said...

Good to hear about the rehab of Burnham Lake. We should take care of our tourist spots like Baguio. Wow, those are huge! How did they get so big living in the lake....

verabear on January 24, 2013 at 5:42 PM said...

oh wow, nabuhay sila dun! Looking forward to see the all new lake. When is the target date of completion kaya?

Lady Anne Abit on January 24, 2013 at 6:02 PM said...

Oh you live in Baguio! I've never been to the summer capital, maybe next year. I hope the rehabilitation is complete by then.

Prettymom on January 24, 2013 at 6:53 PM said...

wow.. super laki naman ng isda.. anu yung isa? parag mahaba... I hope I can visit Baguio again in the future.. -Rosemarie/Gven-Rose

Marie Bulatao on January 24, 2013 at 6:56 PM said...

@pretty mom, eel daw yun, sis!honestly i didnt think any creature would survive there kasi really murky talaga ang water. yun pala, anlalaki haha

Marie Bulatao on January 24, 2013 at 6:58 PM said...

@lady anne and vera, they should complete this before the panagbenga which will be in february. Hope they can finish, because the last time the lake was dredged, it took months!

Marie Bulatao on January 24, 2013 at 6:59 PM said...

@jellybelly, I know! I didnt know they could get that big! Hope they didnt grow from toxic waste hehe

Marie Bulatao on January 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM said...

@Mys, why do you visit your docs at Notre? Hope you guys could come visit. You will appreciate the cool weather

Marie Bulatao on January 24, 2013 at 7:02 PM said...

@Allan, the lake was manmade but I think it was a small body of water, like a marsh?, back then. It was where horses drink their water way back in the 1900s (Marlboro country dati ang Baguio hehe)

Rizza Gatchalian on January 24, 2013 at 7:09 PM said...

Lochness monster... hmmm, I wonder how real or unreal are these creatures.

Jhari on January 24, 2013 at 11:01 PM said...

I haven't been into that place so if I ever I visit, I don't know which has been changed. Dami kong tawa sa locness monster hahahha!!!!

tondo girl on January 25, 2013 at 1:18 AM said...

never been to Baguio. wow i would love to see Burnham Park and other tourist spot in Baguio.

max on January 25, 2013 at 10:52 AM said...

i haven't to baguio for years...i heard the rehab involves dredging of the lake, that would affect visitors for Pinagbenga, lapit na di ba...

Maan Laxa on January 25, 2013 at 3:39 PM said...

Great pictures! My mom was born and raised in Baguio, but my siblings and I haven't been there ever!

Meikah Ybañez-Delid on January 25, 2013 at 4:36 PM said...

Oh the once beautiful lake looks soddy! :D But it's good that they're rehabilitating it. About time! Would you have any idea how long the rehab will take? ;)

Marie Bulatao on January 25, 2013 at 11:48 PM said...

@Meikah, I think their target date is on the first week of Feb. They are filling the lake with water now. It needs water equivalent to the whole city's one day supply. Hala, baka madivert water there and we won't have water anymore

Marie Bulatao on January 25, 2013 at 11:50 PM said...

@Maan, di ba youre from Davao? Wow, was your mom born here? People who grew up here practically know each other, actually.

KRIZZA on January 26, 2013 at 12:17 AM said...

Hmm..it's been a long time that I haven't visited Baguio. I hope we can visit there this summer. :)

Michelle Villarta-Cabanas on January 26, 2013 at 8:15 PM said...

It's always a relief to see our natural resources being rehabilitated. I wish we can do the same with our balding mountains and garbage-filled rivers.

Louise Antonette on January 27, 2013 at 12:26 AM said...

That's a nice initiative of the government to rehabilitate one of Baguio's tourist destinations. I've been to Baguio May of last year when I haven't been blogging yet. :) I definitely had a looooot of fun! I have friends in Baguio who gladly toured my around. I hope to meet you if ever lang, that I go back once again for the Panagbenga Festival for work. By the way, just a trivia, I went to Baguio last year for the first ever Bloggers' Conference held at UP Baguio. Wonder if you were in attendance at that time? I took notes about basics in blogging and 2 months after that, I started Mommy Practicality. Sorry, this is such a long comment already. I just have fond memories of Baguio. Hoping to come back soon! :)

Life-Trotting on January 27, 2013 at 1:35 AM said...

Oversized fish indeed!heheh It's good to know that its being rehabilitated and well-taken care. :D

ae mi lee on January 27, 2013 at 3:22 AM said...

Those are real? wow! what are they feeding them?

Pinay Ricamora on January 27, 2013 at 10:22 AM said...

This is a very good initiative for Baguio! How everyone has to visit Burnham Park or not have visited Baguio at all! I remember about the eel when we were in the US and we were told to feed the eel. We forgot if it was once a day or once a week! I think we overfed the eel!

Pinay Ricamora on January 27, 2013 at 10:23 AM said...

How were you able to get a picture of the oversized eel and carp? Are you part of the rehab team?

katsjourney on January 27, 2013 at 12:37 PM said...

I have never been to Baguio. I hope that when I visit, everything is already rehabilitated.

Cintamuni on January 27, 2013 at 7:47 PM said...

Wow Baguio! SO the lochness monster is true afterall ? :)

sanna on January 27, 2013 at 11:27 PM said...

It is amazing how those grew that big! I want to see them in flesh!

Ron Leyba on January 28, 2013 at 11:00 AM said...

The last photo, is that for real? haha, Dino at Baguio!

Farida on January 28, 2013 at 11:05 AM said...

Sis, akala ko wordless Wednesday. Bakit may description? ;-P

My last visit to Baguio was in March 2010 and I noticed the congested roads, pollution and the massive people. I love the weather pero I don't think I'll survive 9.5 degrees! :)

eof777 on January 28, 2013 at 2:16 PM said...

The last shot made me smile... I like that :-)

Rose Cavello on January 28, 2013 at 3:50 PM said...

Good news that they are rehabilitating Burnham Lake. It is one of those places you cannot forget to visit when you go to Baguio.

January on January 29, 2013 at 2:17 AM said...

hahaha parang nga. the eel looks scary. :)

Aileen on January 29, 2013 at 4:05 PM said...

I knew it! They were looking for the Loch Ness monster in the wrong place. It's been at Burnham Lake all along lol!

reese on January 29, 2013 at 8:18 PM said...

oh, boat ride will be stopped...and why those carp and eel are oversized?

crazyme on January 30, 2013 at 12:45 AM said...

That is one big eel!!! I'd be scared to death if I see it swimming past the boat I'm on. How did those get so big?!

Marie Bulatao on January 30, 2013 at 12:47 PM said...

@everybody, I dint even know those creatures are lurking in the murky lake. Akala ko nga dead ang lake as in no creatur will stay alive cuz it looked so murky! Plus, you don't see them when you go boating. You only see the little fishies

Pinay Ricamora on February 1, 2013 at 7:45 AM said...

So the Burnham Park would be ready for the next Panagbenga Festival!

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