ORMOC CITY’S MANGROVE ECOPARK OPENS A PASALUBONG CENTER. The Local Government Unit of Ormoc has inaugurated the Multipurpose Building-Pasalubong and Livelihood Center of the Ormoc City Mangrove Ecopark, as well as unveiled the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) Marker, signifying a milestone in the city’s commitment to sustainable development and community empowerment on Friday (June 14).

The building, accordingly, was funded under the FY 2022 SGLG-Incentive Fund, and today, it stands as a beacon of progress and inclusivity, designed to create sustainable livelihood opportunities, promote tourism, and stimulate local market activities, with a special focus on benefiting various people’s organizations within the ecopark community.

The Multipurpose Building-Pasalubong and Livelihood Center features four spacious units, each covering an area of 15.7 square meters, complemented by 322.62 square meters of paved walkways. Additionally, the installation of 11 permanent SGLG markers enhances accessibility and visibility within the center, fostering a welcoming environment for all.

Among the primary beneficiaries include the New Naungan Fish Cage Operators & Fisherfolks Association (NEFCOFA), Naungan San Juan Mangroves Planter Association (NSJMPA), and Naungan Fisherfolks Association (NAFIAS). By Joanna Grace Duenas & Photo grabbed from the City Government of Ormoc FB Page / EV Mail June 10-16, 2024 issue