The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), together with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc.’s Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig and the Quezon City government, inaugurated the Pasong Tamo Creek’s Linear Park in Barangay Toro, the first river rehabilitation project in Quezon City.
The ceremony was led by PRRC chair Gina Lopez and the Quezon City government headed by Mayor Herbert Bautista.
Pasong Tamo Creek is a 2.4-kilometer tributary of the Pasig River that drains through the San Juan River. Indigenous flowering plants can be seen along the 380meter linear park that is planned to be improved further through different landscaping works such as solar-powered lampposts and park benches.
PRRC and the Quezon City government plan to liven up the creek by making it a theme park where families can pay for boat rides or students can have educational field trips. The possibility of having the Pasong Tamo Creek’s Linear Park as a venue for events, such as concerts or weddings, is also included in plans to help the residents along the creek have a source of income and help in alleviating poverty in the area.