Articles worth reading

Crypto Sports Betting: Why is it Becoming so Popular?

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

It isn’t much of a surprise that crypto is increasingly being used by sports betting fans. After all, the technology, along with the underlying blockchain technology, are taking over in almost all financial spaces – from real estate smart...

Project aims to support Globe's strategic direction to ensure consistent network connectivity across the archipelago

Globe, Vertiv team up for 5G-ready data center in Quezon 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

Vertiv (NYSE: VRT), a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, joined Globe Telecom in formally opening its new 5G-ready data center located in Tiaong, Quezon Province. The TIA 942, Ti...

Metro News

MMDA, led by Acting Chairman Atty. Don Artes, together with officials from the Philippine Reclamation Authority and Federal Land, Inc. held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Roxas Boulevard Promenade. The linear park is part of the MMDA's urban renewal project with areas for satellite offices, wellness plaza, and pet park area.

MMDA, PRA break ground for Roxas Boulevard Promenade 

account_balanceMetro News account_circleCarlo Cameron chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), together with the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA), today held a groundbreaking and signing of Memorandum of Agreement for the Roxas Boulevard Promenade, an offshoot of the Adopt-a-Park project in Pasay City.

The park is the result of the MMDA's and PRA’s recognition of the problem of urban decay as well as the lack of open and green spaces in Metro Manila and the need to contribute to the solution – by promoting and developing open and green spaces.

The MOA stipulated that the PRA, being the owner of the site, has agreed with MMDA to utilize the area to help in promoting urban greening and park/green open spaces development in Metro Manila.


Located at the Libertad Pumping Station to EDSA cor. Roxas Boulevard, the Roxas Boulevard Promenade has a length of 800 linear meters and a width of 22 meters with an approximate development area of 17,495 square meters.

The park is composed of three areas: Futsal Area with mini Futsal field, artificial turf, benches, bleachers, and fences. It also has a Wellness Plaza with jogging path/bike lane, seating area, and solar lamp post.

It is also pet-friendly with a pet park area composed of pet furniture, security fences, and ground cover.

MMDA Acting Chairman Atty. Don Artes said like other Adopt-a-Park projects of the agency, the development of the Roxas Boulevard Promenade aims to promote an active lifestyle and contribute to the overall wellness of Metro Manila inhabitants through the rehabilitation and development of parks and open spaces within the metropolis.


“The Roxas Boulevard Promenade Project is not just about creating a park; it is about creating a space where families can bond, advocate fitness, a place of recreation and leisure, and a place to breathe. This project is the first of many projects that will represent a harmonious blend of urban development and green spaces, designed to enhance the quality of life for all residents of Metropolitan Manila,” Artes said in his speech.

For his part, Acting General Manager and CEO of PRA Ret. PBGen. Nolasco K. Bathan expressed gratefulness for the opportunity to be part of the MMDA’s project.

“PRA is one with the MMDA on this noble project,” he said during the ceremony.

The MMDA Chairman said the agency is still in talks with PRA as he bared plans to extend the park to NAIA Road in Parañaque in a bid to develop one of the longest and biggest linear park in NCR.

Meanwhile, Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Hubert Guevarra commended the MMDA and the PRA for the project as he stressed the need for more open green spaces in the metro.

“I hope this may serve as inspiration to other government offices and private sectors within Metro Manila for future improvements of public spaces in metropolis. We need this more than ever, now.” He said.

Pasay City Mayor Imelda Calixto-Rubiano also signified commitment and full support on the project.

“The Roxas Boulevard Promenade will surely become the backdrop of the setting of new core memories for our people, that will stay in each and everyone’s minds for the countless years to come,” the local chief executive said.

Alfred Ty, Chairman of Federal Land Inc., the MMDA’s private sector partner in developing the Roxas Boulevard Promenade, underscored the importance of open spaces which he said was greatly realized during the pandemic.

“The new Roxas Boulevard Promenade will not only transform the Roxas Boulevard but will also set new standard for urban social spaces,” he said.

The Roxas Boulevard Promenade is one of the more than 30 parks being developed as part of urban renewal project of the agency and is expected to open before Christmas this year.

The project aims to partner with Metro Manila local government units, concerned regional line agencies, private sector, and other stakeholders in the development and rehabilitation of parks and open spaces in the metropolis as well as to create public open spaces that encourage an active lifestyle and generally contribute to the overall wellness of the inhabitant of Metro Manila.

date_rangeDate Published
2 months ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Fuel prices slightly increase this week

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode1 day ago

After several weeks of rollbacks, pump prices of petroleum products will increase effective Tuesday, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. In separate advisories, Seaoil Philippines Inc., Caltex Philippines, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp...

Solon asks BIR to probe vape maker

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode1 day ago

The chairperson of the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday asked the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to verify the licenses and product specifications of an e-cigarette maker for possible tax evasion and tax fraud, according to a report b...

ICCP’s Ocampo recognized for contributions to PH capital market development

account_balanceMetro Manila chrome_reader_mode1 day ago

The Securities and Exchange C0mmission (SEC) recognized Mr. Jesus Mariano P. Ocampo, Executive Vice President and Senior Managing Director of Investment & Capital Corporation of the Philippines (ICCP), for his invaluable support in the Philippine...

Photo courtesy of Manila Cathedral's Facebook page

Manila Cathedral to hold 'Red Wednesday' Mass 

account_balanceManila chrome_reader_mode1 week ago

The Manila Cathedral is set to hold a Mass for the annual commemoration of "Red Wednesday" on Nov. 29 to remind the faithful of the ongoing persecution against Christians around the world, according to a report by Philippine News Agency. I...

Click on the article to continue reading
Quezon City adopts no contact apprehension system Red Cross pushes saliva test Vaccines from COVAX to arrive in Q1 Makati Shangri-La to close doors on Feb. 1 Cities in NCR to start vaccination simultaneously Mother, girlfriend of Filipino infected with UK variant also test positive Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature