From The Manila Times

TRUE to its commitment towards community-building initiatives and enhancing the quality of life in urban cities, the Ayala group of companies partnered with the City of Manila for the Kartilya ng Katipunan Public Convenience Facilities Project.

As part of Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso’s vision to promote the rich culture and heritage of the nation’s capital, the local government aims to rehabilitate and rebuild this historic landmark to bring back the city’s old glory days.

Mayor Domagoso explains, “This lot has been abandoned for a long time and it’s been one of our objectives to develop this site and provide a safe space for our constituents while also preserving the historic value of this place. We’re proud that this project exceeded our expectations. This serves as proof that private sectors and the government can work hand in hand to develop our country, our city, and to confront this pandemic.”

To address a critical component in the holistic development of the compound especially during this time of pandemic, the Ayala Land group and its subsidiaries — Tutuban Center, Alveo Land, Avida Land, and Amaia Land; in cooperation with the Ayala Foundation, along with R.M. Salas Construction, and aided by the Rotary Club of Manila South — all came together with the city government for the Kartilya ng Katipunan Public Convenience Facilities Project. This is to ensure that visitors to the Kartilya ng Katipunan Shrine will have clean and standardized facilities to use.

The project saw the building of convenience facilities for men, women, and persons with disabilities, providing free public wash rooms for park-goers and future patrons of the KapeTolyo coffee shop. The City of Manila will ensure the maintenance of the facilities, aided by partners like the Rotary Club of Manila South.

Ayala Land President and CEO Bobby Dy shares, “We are very happy to support this vision for the Kartilya ng Katipunan Shrine. We know that this will promote the city’s tourism initiatives and that ancillary developments such as this public convenience facility will complete the area, further promote cleanliness, and serve the community well. Hopefully, as we continue to work together, we will be able to create not only economic opportunities for Manileños but also socially relevant projects that celebrate our common aspirations as a people.”