A plaza is a space for people to enjoy, loosen up, unwind, and do recreational activities.
With this in mind, Mayor Jerry Treñas wants to take various plazas in Iloilo City to the next level.
Concerns of the residents have been raised regarding the gym in Jaro Plaza, which is said to be unsuitable and an eyesore.
“We have plans to improve the gym, it is unfortunate that there’s still no available site for its relocation. In the meantime, we have ordered the city architects to do something with the design as the portion of it will be included in phase 2 of the Jaro plaza project,” the mayor said.
The development of La Paz Plaza, on the other hand, has been added with features such as the newly-opened Koi Lagoon and next will be a Butterfly Garden.
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Part of the plan is to demolish the Liga ng mga Barangay office to be replaced by a community center in front of the church.
The drainage system will be improved with a retention pond.
The football field will be provided with lights so that the players can still play at night.
Except for La Paz which will be installed with a grilled fence to secure the facilities inside, other plazas’ perimeters have been opened for easy access.
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Meanwhile, Mandurriao Plaza drainage system is now undergoing construction to fix the problem of constant flooding. This is being funded by the “Green, Green, Green” Project of the national government.
These ongoing development projects and more will definitely contribute to the improvement of the whole city and will always benefit the welfare of every Ilonggo. (Raicelle Alvarez / Iloilo City PIO SPES)