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Calapan City to receive P12.5M for Kalap Civic Park construction under Public and Open Space Program

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The Calapan City has been chosen as one of the local government units in the country that will be part of the national government’s Public and Open Space Program for Cities.

The launching of Public and Open Space Program for Cities was held at the National Museum of Natural History.

Mayor Arnan Panaligan personally graced the launching together with other Calapan City officials.

During the launching, Mayor Panaligan received a molave tree seedling from Department of Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin Diokno as “symbolic token” in the inclusion of Calapan City the program.

“The program aims to promote the establishment of parks, plazas, waterfront and other open spaces in cities,” Panaligan’s office said.

With the inclusion in the program, the City of Calapan will receive P12.5 million for the establishment of Kalap Civic Park at the City Hall Complex.

Mayor Panaligan was accompanied by Acting City Planning and Development Officer EnP Joey Benter and City Architect Elmer Villas during the launching.