Butterfly Garden and Koi Pond eyed for La Paz Plaza Renovation

The La Paz plaza will soon get a major makeover as the Iloilo City Government got backing for the butterfly garden and koi pond as private partners have agreed to fund the project.

La Paz Plaza is Iloilo City's largest park and among the most visited recreation places in the city.

On December 9, 2021, Mayor Jerry P. Trenas and wife Rosalie together with  Vice Mayor Jeffrey Ganzon and Councilor Rudolph Ganzon, Global Business Power Corp. [GBP] President Jaime Azurin, and GBP First Vice President for Panay Petronilo Madrid, led the groundbreaking for the twin eco-friendly projects

Trenas thanked the GBP for more Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives for the benefit of the Ilonggos. GBP through its subsidiaries Panay Energy Development Corporation (PEDC) and Panay Power Corporation (PPC), both based in La Paz, sealed a partnership with the City Hall for the enhancement of portions of the 2-hectare plaza

For the transformation of the existing pond into a "Blue Koi Lagoon" and establishment of a "Green Butterfly Garden," a brainchild of the First Lady. The power firms will be spending P15-million for the project
The improvement of the widely renowned park is intended to promote La Paz Plaza, which is famous for sports, as a cultural and tourism spot, located within GBP’s two adopted barangays, Divinagracia, and Lopez Jaena Norte. 

GBP also turned over Dungon seedlings to aid in propagating the mangrove species within the area. This donation aims to increase the population of the tropical wetland tree, significantly contributing to the overall restoration of various waterways and rivers traversing the city. 
GBP, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Meralco PowerGen (MGen), and a member of One Meralco Group is one in powering the good life of the Filipino through meaningful partnerships with the government that aim to make a significant impact and lasting value for the community. 

As of writing, the renovation of the project is underway.
Zach Golez

A lifestyle blogger based in Iloilo City

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post