Parian Creek, Pasig City (National Women’s Month) – Together with the Pasig City government led by Mayor Maribel and Bobby Eusebio, her city Councilors and spouses, POWER group, Gawad Kalinga, and the Pasig Art Club launched a program that sparks community involvement through rehabilitating and beautifying the creek park along the historic Parian Creek also known as “Bitukang Manok.” The main goal is to make the creek side safe for everyone again.

The program involved a mural painting project completed by different people from all walks of life. It was heartwarming to bring the city officials and community volunteers to work towards a common goal: finish a painting. No matter how imperfect the strokes were and color combinations they used, it still came out beautifully. Imagine what we can accomplish if we have compassion to one another and work as a community!

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It was actually amazing how a few college students have inspired the city officials come up with this idea of rehabilitating the creek side. Gelo Domingo, a graduating college student and his friends brought a camera and started filming the creek side one day. The walk way along the creek side looked like an extension of the houses beside it. People made it their tambayan and inuman. A lot of homeless people slept here and became a snatchers’ haven. The local government saw the video and acted on it. There will be another project like this in other barangays too.

Who says you need to be a politician to help other people? You can make your place a better place! Find programs or even start projects that will benefit you, your community and the environment we live in.


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