Spotted in La Mesa Ecopark

Today: a trip to La Mesa Ecopark in Fairview, Quezon City, Philippines. The La Mesa watershed is the main source of water for practically all of Metro Manila and there was a lot of angry buzzing a year ago because there were plans to develop the area to provide housing for the employees of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System. Tsk tsk.

Anyway, the park features a swimming pool, a small lake for boating, picnic grounds, biking areas, fishponds, a butterfly garden, flower terraces courtesy of Shell and a fitness trail courtesy of Petron. I’m kinda iffy about the last two due to their sponsors. It was pretty encouraging nonetheless to see that people are flocking to the place. Very nice alternative to the malls mushrooming in the city.

I saw the vehicle in the picture going around the park and thought how nice it would be if it’s a hybrid or an electric car. Turns out that it uses eco-friendly fuel that’s been certified by the Department of Environment Natural Resources and the Department of Energy. Apparently, it has some additives which lessen emissions. Not that amazing to me, personally, but it’s a start.

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