The Iloilo River Esplanade in is becoming a popular tourist attraction in the city, drawing a lot of visitors everyday.
The Department of Education-Division of Iloilo City is inviting public school teachers and pupils to visit the Esplanade during their study tours.
“This is a laudable project since at an early age, our children can learn how to appreciate our very own pride. People from other places take time to visit our famous Esplanade but some of us fail to do so,” said Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog.
He also encouraged parents or guardians to bring and accompany their children during their spare time or family bonding moment.
The activity aims to expose children to the beauty of Iloilo River and let them appreciate, admire, and commune with the environment of well-manicured plants or gardens overlooking the river, said Dr. Nelly Valerio, city schools division superintendent.
The endeavor will also allow one and all to establish a sense of ownership of a well maintained Esplanade and show awareness and instill commitment to clean and green program and beautification project of City Government, she added.
The assistant schools division superintendent, division supervisors and coordinators, and 54 public elementary school principals were advised of the undertaking.