Nayong Pilipino Plans to Become an Urban Green Space

In its effort to create an urban green space within the Entertainment City in Parañaque City, the Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NFP) organized a tree planting activity on Friday, March 25, 2022, on the occasion of National Women’s Month.

In her speech, NPF Executive Director Gertie Duran-Batocabe emphasized that creating more green spaces should be part of the new normal.

“As you all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered important conversations about the importance of urban green spaces and how those should be designed to benefit the health and well-being of the populace,” she said.

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Last year, NPF has opened its doors to host the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) quarantine facility and a mega vaccination facility to support the national government’s COVID-19 pandemic response.

“While we are more than happy to contribute to the pandemic response, it is our dream to transform this 9.5-hectare property into a Cultural Park and Creative Hub nestled within an urban forest, incorporating the 30% built space and 70% green space design scheme,” Duran-Batocabe added.

Under “Project Sambayanihan”, a series of activation projects for the physical development of the said property will commence throughout the year, including a series of planting activities that aims to plant 446 trees.

During the activity, seedlings of flowering trees namely Palawan Cherry and Bolong Eta were planted to honor women.

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“Trees provide a foundation for life to flourish. They’re life-giver and sustainers. In the same way, we, women, provide a foundation for our families and communities with our innate ability to nurture and protect,” said Duran-Batocabe.

With these efforts, the NPF Executive Director feels confident, that in no time, with each and everyone’s hard work, Nayong Pilipino will be open to the public again.

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