‘Makabayan’ fuels Bacolod BJMP park construction

ONE of the greatest qualities that unites Filipinos is their deep-rooted sense of community, or what is colloquially known as “makabayan.” This communal spirit was manifested through a collaborative effort orchestrated by the Bacolod Azucar Chapter of the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) in the design and construction of the Park and Playground for Families of Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) at the Metro Bacolod District Jail (MBDJ) Male Dormitory Annex in Barangay Handumanan, Bacolod City.

Spearheaded by its dedicated Chapter President Glenn Ymballa, the chapter partnered with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in undertaking the project. On Dec. 1, 2023, a momentous event transpired as the park and playground were finally inaugurated.