A butterfly garden and koi pond will be constructed as added attractions at the La Paz plaza as the Iloilo City government got backing from private partners to fund the plaza makeover.
This, after Mayor Jerry P. Treñas
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 of twin
eco-friendly projects in December last year.
GBP through its
subsidiaries Panay Energy Development Corporation (PEDC) and Panay Power
Corporation (PPC), both based in La Paz, sealed a partnership with City Hall
for the enhancement of portions of the 2-hectare plaza, the city’s largest park
and among the most visited recreational places.
The power firms financed
P15-million for the transformation of the existing pond into a “Blue Koi
Lagoon” and establishment of a “Green Butterfly Garden,” a brainchild of Mrs. Rosalie
The improvement of the
widely renowned park is intended to promote La Paz plaza, currently famous for
sports, as a cultural and tourism spot. The plaza is located within GBP’s two
adopted barangays, Divinagracia and Lopez Jaena Norte.
|Groundbreaking of twin eco-friendly projects in December last year.
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.
Treñas thanks GBP for more
Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives for the benefit of the Ilonggos.
GBP, a wholly owned
subsidiary of Meralco PowerGen (MGen), and 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 significant impact and lasting value for the