4 C
Alba Iulia
Monday, July 13, 2020

Australia vows support for Arroceros Park expansion, Manila education programs

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Steven Robinson paid a courtesy call on Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso

Must Read

A true survivor – Michael Rojales’ 72-day battle against COVID in Melbourne

A Filipino family from Berwick has been devastated by the coronavirus since late March. 46-year-old Michael Rojales...

FILCCA National Conference postponed until October 2021

In consultation with State Councils, the FILCCA Executive have formally postponed the National Conference until October 2021...

Filipinos in Melbourne share their experiences returning to lockdown

Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire have returned to Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions as a result...

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Steven Robinson paid a courtesy call on Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso 15 August 2019.

Robinson was impressed with what Mayor Moreno has been able to achieve within one-and-a-half months that he’s been in office. According to him, the mayor discussed the things that he want to do for the city of Manila.

“We have just been talking about his plans for the future which are impressive,” Ambassador Robinson said.

After a brief meeting and at the ambassador’s request, Mayor Isko and Robinson visited the 2.2-hectare Arroceros Forest Park, the so-called “last lung” of the nation’s capital.

“We are interested in where we can potentially help the mayor in terms of his endeavour here because we think this is a wonderful opportunity to the people if this can be expanded or improved,” Robinson said.

The Mayor earlier announced that he intends to expand the forest park as part of his plan to make the city of Manila green. According to Moreno, the capital city needs to plant 1,600 hectares of trees to meet DENR’s recommendation to make Manila eco-friendly.

The Australian envoy also said that Australia is keen to support public schools in Manila. Robinson said that since 2008, Australia has donated more than P5 million for the welfare of the people, education and future plans of the city.

“I’ve been down to Tondo to look at what’s happening and we’re looking now at where we can best make a difference,” Robinson said.

“We want to support education for young kids and women. We want to support you as much as we can,” he added.

Robinson stayed on for coffee while Mayor Isko and the teachers serenaded him with the song “Manila” by The Hotdog Band.

Robinson was the 11th ambassador who paid a courtesy call since Moreno became mayor.

Get more stories like this in your inbox!

Sign up for our newsletter and receive regular updates.

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisement -

Subscribe to our newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

We value your privacy. Your personal details will not be shared to third parties.

Latest News

A true survivor – Michael Rojales’ 72-day battle against COVID in Melbourne

A Filipino family from Berwick has been devastated by the coronavirus since late March. 46-year-old Michael Rojales...

Random Posts

Authorities seize record 903 kilos of methamphetamine

By Matt Goss SYDNEY, April 5 (PNA/Xinhua) -- Australian authorities have seized a record 903 kilograms of methamphetamine in Melbourne. The haul, which has an estimated...

How to get your body back after the quarantine

The coronavirus lockdown started on March 22nd in Australia. Many of us have been confined to our homes without much access...

Multicultural communities working together to stop the spread of COVID-19

I wanted to take a moment to reach out to you, as an important leader in Victoria’s...

Philippines hosting is best Miss Universe show I’ve ever done — MUO head

By Azer N. Parrocha https://youtu.be/9m0fRJbEH5w MANILA, Jan. 30 (PNA) -- Miss Universe Organization (MUO) president Paula Shugart on Monday described the Philippine hosting of the prestigious...

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -