L-R PRRC Deputy Executive Director for Operations – Ramil Tan, Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, PRRC Chairman – Gina Lopez, Brgy. Toro Chairman – Dennis Caboboy, Quezon City Mayor Hebert Bautista, and Kagawad Baby Geronimo, doing the symbolic hand sign of “working together” as they launch the Esterode Pasong Tamo.
The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) together with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation’s Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig (KBPIP) and the Quezon City government, inaugurated the Pasong Tamo Creek’s Linear Park in Barangay Toro, which is the first river rehabilitation in Quezon City. The ceremony was graced by Gina Lopez, the PRRC Chairman with the Quezon City government headed by Mayor Herbert Bautista.
Pasong Tamo is a 2.4 kilometer tributary of the Pasig River that drains through the San Juan River. Indigenous flowering plants can be seen along the 380-meter linear park that is planned for different landscaping works such as installment of solar powered lamp posts and park benches.
PRRC and the Quezon City government also plan to mobilize the creek by making it a theme park where families can be charged for a boat ride or for the students to have their educational field trips. The possibility of having the Pasong Tamo Creek’s Linear Park to be a venue for events whether for concerts or weddings is also included in the future plans to help the residents along the creek have a source of income and help in alleviating poverty in the country.