Health and Fitness

Here's How to Help Save Arroceros Forest Park

Winner Foundation, Manila Doctors Hospital, and Bahay Tuluyan have drafted a petition to save Manila’s last lung and preserve it for future generations to enjoy.
IMAGE Adrian Biblanias for Wikicommons
Comments

Metro Manila suffers from a dearth of public parks, so it’s imperative that we preserve the few that do exist. Arroceros Forest Park is one such haven in the City of Manila. It’s a place of historic, cultural, scientific, and ecological value that is well loved by the city’s residents, who are constantly fighting to keep it from getting turned into a gym or commercial development.

IMAGE: Stephanie Azarias for Wikicommons
ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW



Winner Foundation, Manila Doctors Hospital, and Bahay Tuluyan have drafted a proposal for a local ordinance that will designate Arroceros as a permanent tree park. Under the local ordinance, the city government will be tasked with “appropriating funds for the conservation, protection, and management of Arroceros Tree Park.” The ordinance will also prohibit acts such as “hunting, destroying, [or] disturbing” plants or animals within the park, and will impose penalties on those who violate the park rules.

The petition needs at least 1,000 signatures from registered Manila voters by around August 20, 2018. If you’re from Manila or know people who are, contact Winner Foundation president Chiqui Mabanta at [email protected] to request a copy of the petition, local ordinance proposal, and signature sheets.

You can drop off signed sheets at the CSR office of Manila Doctors Hospital, or leave them with the cashier of Corner Tree Cafe at 150 Jupiter St., Bel-Air, Makati.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

More from EsquireMag.ph

Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
Esquire Philippines
View Other Articles From Esquire PH
Comments
Latest Feed
 
Share
Time to add these comebacking retro trainers to your collection.
 
Share
The 25th Bond film, starring Daniel Craig, is set to debut on April 8, 2020.
 
Share
Environmentalists say the fires were started by humans.
 
Share
For this week's Style Archive, we share Gorgeous George's curls of wisdom.
 
Share
Clean and maintain your indoor air with these popular air purifiers.
 
Share
The agency predicts a 20 percent increase of vehicles along EDSA by September.
 
Share
The following are just some of the most unspeakable rape-slay cases that shocked the Philippines.
 
Share
Face-to-face conversations encourage a respectful exchange of opinions and ideas.
 
Share
Load More Articles
Connect With Us