Manila’s newest skatepark


Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada today inaugurated the city’s newest skatepark located in Vitas,Tondo, in simple ceremonies attended by hundreds of residents eager for a glimpse of the local government’s latest recreational initiative for the youth. In his brief remarks, Mayor Estrada said his administration was committed to protecting and upholding the welfare of young Manilenyos even in terms of recreation and sports which he stressed would keep their focus on beneficial pursuits and steer them away from drugs and other negative influences. Also during the event, His Honor gamely posed with a young policewoman-to-be, and a toddler obviously being groomed to be a future champion skateboarder. (Photos by Joel Santos)