Lake Sebu

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For municipality, see Lake Sebu, South Cotabato.
Lake Sebu
The Placid Lake of Lake Sebu.JPG
The beautiful Lake Sebu taken at Punta Isla Lake Resort.
Location South Cotabato
Coordinates 6°12′55″N 124°42′5″E / 6.21528°N 124.70139°E / 6.21528; 124.70139Coordinates: 6°12′55″N 124°42′5″E / 6.21528°N 124.70139°E / 6.21528; 124.70139
Basin countries Philippines
Surface area 354 ha (3.54 km2)
Max. depth 34 m (111.55 ft)
Surface elevation 1,000 m (3,280.84 ft)
Islands 11 islets/islands

Lake Sebu is a natural lake located in the municipality of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato and within the Alah Valley region.[1] The Philippine government has recognized it as one of the country's most important watersheds.[2] Lake Sebu is one of the many bodies of water supplying important irrigation to the provinces of Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato.

The villages around the lake have been turned into an independent municipality called Lake Sebu after being a former village of Surallah.

Ancestral Domain[edit]

The T'boli and Ubo tribes have been the traditional dwellers of the lake. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources have recognized, through Department Administrative Order (DAO) No. 2, Series of 1993, the claim of these tribes that the lake and its surroundings are under their ancestral domain.[3]

Tourism[edit]

The Department of Tourism and the local government unit of Lake Sebu has promoted the lake as one of the prime eco-tourism destinations in the municipality. The Mindanao Development Authority is closely coordinating with the DOT in the development and enhancement of Lake Sebu, as it is also identified as one of the priority sites under the BIMP-EAGA Tourism cluster. [4][5]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bagnol, Raquel C. (2004-08-09). "Postscripts from Lake Sebu". Sunstar. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  2. ^ Estabillo, Allen V. (2008-09-26). "SouthCot moves to save Lake Sebu". MindaNews. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  3. ^ Logong, Datu Ontog. "Experiences and Challenges of the Indigenous People in Co-managing Forest Resources: The Lake Sebu Ancestral Domain Community Association". FAO. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  4. ^ "SunStar: DOT pushes eco-tourism projects in Lake Sebu". GMA 7. 2007-06-03. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  5. ^ "DOT pushes eco-tourism projects in Lake Sebu". Sunstar. 2007-06-03. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 

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