BROOKE’S POINT, Palawan — A 60-hectare mangrove area here was opened Saturday by the municipal government to become an eco-adventure park.

Mayor Mary Jean Feliciano led the opening of what will now be called “Kabangkawan Eco Adventure Park” at Sitio Abubakar, Barangay Calasaguen.

Feliciano said the park will open opportunities to residents of Brooke’s Point, especially the residents of Calasaguen.

“Salamat at tinupad ninyo ang aking pangarap na lalong mapangalaagan ang ating kalikasan, mapadami pa ang bakhaw na alam nating malaki ang contribution sa yamang dagat at maging tourist distination ang lugar na ito” she said.

“Makakaasa pa kayo na tuloy-tuloy ang ating suporta sa proyektong ito upang lalo pang mapaganda at maisaayos,” Feliciano added.

Calasaguen barangay chairman Singapore Juratil said they spent P150,000 to develop the eco-adventure park. It allocated in 2019.

Developing the site, he explained, is part of their agreement in the barangay that a project will be opened up using their budget.

“Napag-usapan namin kasama ang barangay council na bawat taon dapat mayroon makitang project sa pondo ng barangay,” Juratil.

He thanked the municipal government under Feliciano’s leadership for supporting the other needs of the project.

Juratil said the eco-park boasts of footbridges made of bamboo connecting nipa huts, a hidden beach for swimming, bats that can be observed at sunset, boating services, kayaking, and others.

The entrance fee will be P20 per person from age 12 above.

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