When was the last time you visited Luneta Park? For some, this place may bring some nostalgic memories of picnics. But others merely pass by this place during the daily commute without giving it a second glance. So, for this vlog, Andrea Brillantes, Francine Diaz, Kyle Echarri and Seth Fedelin are visiting the popular historical space to see its latest features that the public can enjoy.
The first stop for the Gold Squad is the Luneta Dancing Fountain. It glows every color in the rainbow which is beautiful during the night because you can really see how vibrant the lights are. “Para nasa Dubai,” Francine admired.
Another feature that Seth feels is on an international level is the giant Christmas tree. It was there when he took the opportunity to give Andrea some flowers. Although, he also revealed that she actually asked for it, “sabi niya … sana magka-rose din ako.” Fans might remember, this also happened when they were in San Francisco. At the time, he surprised her with a sunflower.
Then there is the Luneta Flagpole. Fun fact: it is the tallest flagpole in the Philippines! “Pero mas mataas pa d’yan ang pagmamahal ko sa ‘Pinas,” Andrea declared. Across from this is the Jose Rizal National Monument. Constructed out of bronze and granite in 1912, it is at the base of this monument where the remains of the national hero lie. It was then unveiled to the public in 1913 but was only declared a National Monument and a National Cultural Treasure in 2013.
Here you will also see the Kilometer Zero mark. This is the point of origin for measuring the distance to the provinces in the Philippines. “Our next video, guys, we will be walking to Cebu,” Kyle joked.
To end their visit, the Gold Squad then bought some ice creams for all the kids that. “Masasabi po talaga namin na [Luneta Park] is still one of the best parks dito sa Pinas,” Kyle stated. “Hindi ka lang pupunta dito para magsaya, para alamin din yung history ng Pinas,” Seth encouraged Kapamilyas to visit.