La Mesa - updates

Rappler's latest stories on La Mesa


Belmonte backs renaming La Mesa Ecopark after Gina Lopez

Sep 04, 2019 - 8:10 PM

The Quezon City mayor recalls her last team-up with the late environmentalist: the rehabilitation of the Salam Compound in Barangay Culiat into a tourist destination

GINA LOPEZ ECOPARK. Environmentalists called to rename the La Mesa Ecopark after Lopez to honor her legacy. Photo grabbed from Joy Belmonte's FB page

Yes, it's raining, but not much over Angat Dam

Jun 26, 2019 - 2:50 PM

The Angat Dam's water level is still decreasing even after the onset of the rainy season. For consumers, this means more water interruptions.

On Friday, June 21, 2019, the water level of Angat Dam, the main source of water for Metro Manila and nearby provinces, is seen to be on its critical mark at 160. 28 meter despite the onset of the rainy season. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte to women: You are depriving me of my freedom of expression | Midday wRap

Mar 12, 2019 - 1:18 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday wRap with Marguerite de Leon

The week in photos: March 2-8, 2019

Mar 09, 2019 - 6:34 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

FESTIVAL PREPS. A Nepali sadhu (Hindu holy man) applies face paint near the Pashupatinath temple during the Hindu festival Maha Shivaratri in Kathmandu on March 4, 2019. Photo by Prakash Mathema/AFP

Maynilad reduces water production due to monsoon rain

Aug 14, 2016 - 2:59 PM

Erosion increases the amount of sediments at the Angat Dam forcing Maynilad to reduce water production

La Mesa Dam still on red alert

Aug 14, 2016 - 12:15 PM

As monsoon rains persist the La Mesa Dam nears its spilling level

La Mesa on red alert: Forced evacuation advised

Aug 13, 2016 - 3:07 PM

11th UPDATE As of 4 pm Saturday August 13 the water level in La Mesa Dam is just 10 centimeters short of the spilling level

Satellite image as of August 13, 11 am. Image courtesy of PAGASA

What drives Gina Lopez?

Aug 01, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez vows to make things happen now that she s in government What keeps her going?

LOVE FOR COUNTRY. DENR Secretary Gina Lopez, a longtime environment advocate, talks to Rappler about what it's like to be on the other side of the fence. Screenshot from Rappler

Gina Lopez: Investing in natural resources can help ease poverty

Jul 28, 2016 - 2:55 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez says the Natural Resources Development Corporation can go into joint ventures with communities and help in poverty alleviation

Forest paradise re-emerges in Philippine capital

Apr 25, 2015 - 3:00 PM

The only nature park in Manila the La Mesa watershed a thicket about a fifth the size of Paris wraps around a dam that stores drinking water for the metropolis of 14 million people

LA MESA ECOPARK. Photo from Wikipedia user Photo07.

La Mesa dam hits spilling level

Sep 19, 2014 - 11:20 AM

As of 10:30 am on Friday September 19 the La Mesa dam in Quezon City poured excess water into the Tullahan river which cuts through Quezon City Malabon Valenzuela and Caloocan

Flood-prone communities help protect La Mesa Watershed

Sep 10, 2014 - 4:05 PM

Individuals from Malabon City and Valenzuela City plant a total of 720 seedlings across 1 7 hectares in the La Mesa Watershed during the activity

TREE-PLANTING. Dave Azurin of La Mesa Watershed Nature Reserve demonstrates how to properly plant plant trees to ensure that they grow tall and strong. Photo from ACCORD

Mass grave found near Mexico City

Aug 23, 2013 - 8:53 AM

The mass grave was discovered at the Rancho La Mesa ecological park in the municipality of Tlalmanalco

CRIME SCENE. Mexican police officers stand guard along rural tracks near a park in the municipality of Tlalmanalco, some 30 km southeast of Mexico City on August 22, 2013, where at least 7 bodies were discovered in a mass grave. Photo by AFP/Ronaldo Schemidt

LIVE BLOG: #FloodPH - Wednesday August 21

Aug 21, 2013 - 8:18 AM

This live blog features updates on flooding resulting from Typhoon Maring

La Mesa Dam breaches spill level

Aug 20, 2013 - 12:05 PM

UPDATE Water level at the La Mesa Dam rose further as the afternoon progressed

LIVE BLOG: #FloodPH - Tuesday August 20

Aug 20, 2013 - 7:54 AM

This live blog features updates on flooding resulting from Typhoon Maring

LIVE BLOG: #FloodPH - Monday, August 19

Aug 19, 2013 - 4:42 AM

This live blog features updates on flooding resulting from Typhoon Maring

La Mesa Dam red alert: ‘Evacuate now’

Aug 19, 2013 - 3:37 AM

Philippine Red Cross chairman Richard Gordon urges residents living near the path of La Mesa Dam in Quezon City to immediately evacuate as red alert is raised

Most dams still overflowing

Aug 09, 2012 - 8:19 PM

Ipo La Mesa Ambuklao Binga and San Roque are all beyond spilling level

Twitter photo by @kingdelrosario

Monday floods hit Metro, other areas

Aug 06, 2012 - 8:52 PM

5th UPDATE Residents in low lying areas in Metro Manila and nearby provinces evacuate to safe ground

Possible new storm developing east of Luzon

Aug 06, 2012 - 2:00 PM

A new shallow low pressure area has been spotted 920km East of northern Luzon

Water levels in 4 Luzon dams still rising

Jul 30, 2012 - 9:26 AM

UPDATED Four major reservoirs in Luzon still registering rising water levels due to rain brought by tropical storm Gener and Southwest Monsoon

Dams on red alert; classes cancelled

Jul 30, 2012 - 12:44 AM

Water diverted from Ipo to La Mesa which is still about to spill; Classes suspended for Monday and red alert issued

La Mesa Dam about to spill

Jul 29, 2012 - 11:58 PM

The La Mesa Dam is about to spill after heavy rainfall from tropical storm Saola

Water at La Mesa Dam continues to rise

Jul 05, 2012 - 1:40 PM

Water level at the dam was last measured at 79 87 meters only 0 28 meter short of its spilling level

Evacuation recommended as La Mesa dam nears spilling level

Jul 04, 2012 - 9:55 PM

La Mesa Dam is still on red alert status

Rappler Newscast | July 03, 2012

Jul 03, 2012 - 8:50 PM

The Philippines asks the US to send spy planes to disputed areas in the South China Sea | La Mesa Dam nears critical spilling level | Soldier filmmakers trade guns for cameras

La Mesa red alert: Evacuation advised

Jul 03, 2012 - 12:58 PM

Manila Water recommends evacuation as a precautionary measure says a hydrologist from the state weather bureau