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Fencing of life-size elephant sculpture pushed

BAGUIO CITY December 26 – Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan ordered the concerned offices of the local government to work out the immediate fencing of the area where the life-size elephant sculpture was erected to make sure that people will not vandalize the donation of the Thailand embassy to the city.

The local chief executive said that while the area has not yet been fenced, there is a need for residents and visitors frequenting the area to have their photographs taken with the life-size elephant sculpture to observe proper discipline by not vandalizing the family of elephants and for them not to unscrupulously throw their garbage in any part of the Botanical Garden.

Last December 18, 2017, Thailand Ambassador to the Philippines Tanathip Upatising formally turned over to Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan and the local government the life-size family of elephant sculpture which was erected by the Thai government with the help off its partner, Siam Cement Group (SCG), in a portion of the Botanical Garden which I now one of the major tourist attractions in the city's premier park.

"We call on our residents and tourists not to vandalize the sculpture so that it will remain as a major attraction in the park. We must observe utmost discipline when visiting our parks so that we will be able to contribute in efforts to showcase various attractions worthy of visiting," Domogan stressed.

While the area has not yet been fenced, Domogan directed the personnel of the City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) and the security guards assigned in the area to make sure that the sculpture will be spared from vandalism and other forms of destructive activities that will affect the status of the donation and to make sure that those vandalizing the various attractions in the park will be apprehended and penalized pursuant to existing ordinances of the city.

The Thailand embassy and SCG started working on the life-size family of elephant sculpture last September in time for the completion and eventual inauguration of the project over two weeks ago that contributed in enticing residents and visitors alike to frequent the Botanical Garden area and have their photographs taken with the sculpture.

Domogan underscored that the local government is trying to do its best in networking with various individuals, companies and foreign governments for the beautification of the city's premier destinations to guarantee the sustained influx of visitors considering that the city is one of the country's preferred tourist destinations but there are some individuals who vandalize such donations that affect the state of the city's parks, thus, the need for residents and visitors alike to be vigilant on the activities of vandals and for them to inform the park personnel and law enforcers about the said illegal acts for them to be arrested and penalized for their offenses.

He underscored that people visit the city's premier destinations to enjoy the beauty and scenery in the said places, thus, they should not be deprived off the right to do so by the vandals who seem to continue vandalizing public and private properties for reasons only known to them, thus, the need for them to be instituted the appropriate penalties for them to suffer the consequences of their illegal actions.

By Dexter A. See

 
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