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Sea of water hyacinths

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Posted at Nov 16 2017 07:17 PM | Updated as of Nov 16 2017 07:28 PM

Sea of water hyacinths

Fishermen struggle to cross a sea of water hyacinths at Laguna de Bay as they approach the Cardona Municipal fish port in the province of Rizal on Friday. A state of calamity has been declared in 14 barangays in Cardona town as at least 8,600 fisherfolk are affected by the plants clogging a portion of the lake, according to municipal officials.