In collaboration with the public and private sectors in Puerto Princesa City, the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) attended and participated in the 6th Balayong Tree Festival and Nurturing Activity at the Balayong People’s Park in Bgy. Sta. Monica, yesterday, July 29.
The activity, which initially began on July 29, 2017, was geared towards achieving environmental sustainability, flourishing tourism, and community engagement in Puerto Princesa City, focusing on the need for the sustainable growth and development of Balayong trees.
In connection with the event, Kulturang Princesa Mural; Book Reading and Puppet Shows for Kids; and Laro’t Saya sa Parke, were also held to showcase the authentic values, music, aesthetics, and tradition of the city’s heritage to encourage more tourism.
Puerto Princesa City Mayor Lucilo R. Bayron also hopes that the Balayong People’s Park will continue to grow in years to come, recognizing its transformation since 2017 when the City Government first got hold of the land area.
“This will be another destination, hindi lang sa mga turista, kundi sa lahat ng residente ng lungsod ng Puerto Princesa. So marami na tayong na-accomplish. Pero malayo pa ang ating lalakbayin. At hindi kayang lakbayin iyong ating destinasyon ng isang grupo lang o ng isang tao lang. Kailangan tulad noong tayo’y nagsimula, sama-sama na naman tayo,” Hon. Bayron said.
“Magtrabaho na naman tayo na i-develop itong park na ito. Alagaan natin ang mga tinanim natin upang talagang patunayan natin na this is a people’s park for the city of Puerto Princesa,” he added.
Aside from PCSDS, it was also notably attended by Puerto Princesa City Vice Mayor Nancy Socrates, members of the City Council, employees of the City Government, including the Western Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Puerto Princesa City Police Office (PPCPO), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and members of the academe, among others.
PCSDS has always been at the forefront of environmental conservation and protection in the city, aided by the Republic Act No. 7611, also known as Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan Law. #PCSDNews#PCSDUpdates