Nayong Pilipino seeks guidance of scientists in starting Paranaque urban park

Nayong Pilipino Paranaque urban park
Nayong Pilipino makes the call to “Restore and Rewild, And Together, Let Us Heal Our Cities”. Screengrab from NPF video.

Nayong Pilipino Foundation is seeking the guidance of scientists in starting the Paranaque urban park to ensure people can enjoy both nature and culture.

Nayong Pilipino announced on January 19, 2021, that it has lined up a series of public lectures, roundtable discussions, workshops, and site visits to mainstream biodiversity conservation and the importance of open and green spaces in cities.

NPF’s first event for the year will be an online lecture by Dr. Lynlei Pintor from the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau-DENR titled Beyond Leisure and Recreation: The Importance of Urban Park Guidelines on January 25, 2021, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

“NPF is eager to start an urban park in Parañaque and would like to be guided by scientists to ensure people across walks of life can enjoy nature and culture,” the foundation posted on its social media along with a video about its new location near the Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat and EcoTourism Area.

“We want it to be a home for native birds, plants, and trees. We believe that hand-in-hand, we can work together to see our vision come through. The public has been voicing out the need for more green spaces, and this is our initiative to respond to the call. We want sustainable cities. This will not only generate green jobs as we pave the way for a green economic recovery but instill a love for biodiversity and urban parks among current and future generations,” posted NPF in another video.

A year ago, Nayong Pilipino announced that they will re-establish the Filipino cultural theme park in Metro Manila, together with the Department of Tourism.

The previous Nayong Pilipino site, first established in 1970, gave way for the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) expansion in 2002. The new “Nayon” will stand on a 9.57-hectare property at the Entertainment City, New Seaside Road, in Parañaque, Metro Manila.

The revitalized “Nayon” will offer programs and spaces that will encourage the rediscovery of our Filipino roots and celebrate Filipino identity.

The Nayong Pilipino Cultural Park and Creative Hub will also be the home of permanent and temporary exhibitions, performances, multimedia content, and educational tours that highlight the Filipino culture in line with cultural tourism and public education programs.

Interested participants to the Nayong Pilipino online lecture can register at https://bit.ly/UrbanParksReg to join the discussion via Zoom.

The Philippines’ travel destinations that champion biodiversity include Rizal’s Masungi Geopark, Palawan and Cebu nature parks, and the Bataan National Park.

SEE the vision for the new Nayong Pilipino in this video and SEND CHEERS in the comments below to the foundation for seeking the guidance of biodiversity scientists in starting the Paranaque urban park!

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