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Friday, September 30, 2011

Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center: A bygone park

As I mentioned in my recent post, I held my first photo walk in Wildlife in Quezon City. Why did I choose the place? 

Kulit ng mga bata sa entrance, psst! bumaba nga kayo jan!

Thinking about my childhood, I can remember through pictures that our family visited the said park. Based on the kept pictures, there were a large playground, abundant rainforest, plenty of wild animals and alot of families who gathered here to have picnics in every corner of the park. 

During my college years, again I visited the park, I was disappointed then that it changed.  It looked feeble and the feeling is not as much as excited as before.....

When I set up the photo walk with a friend, I still decided to do it in this park because first, my friend who happened to be my photographer has never gone to Wildlife. (kawawa noh, hehe!), second, I still believed that the park has a chance to redevelop their facilities and infrastructures and lastly, it is very cheap and very  close to nature! (not to mention malapit lang din sa house).

Ninoy Aquino's monument

Entrance fee for adults: P8.00 and P5.00 for students.

Entering the Ninoy Aquino Park and Wildlife Center (NAPWC), you can still noticed the big change happened in the park through the years. It can hardly maintained nowadays, I mumbled behind walking and picture taking.  Dati, maraming mga taong bumibisita dito, nag uumpukan sa mga bleachers. May mga estudyante na dito rin nag iipon- ipon upang mag praktis pero this time, halos wala na.

Pero despite of the changes, natuwa pa rin ako dahil ngayon ko lang napansin ang board na nasa itaas.
Nakakatuwa kasi ang dami rin palang sumasagip at tumutulong sa Inang Kalikasan gaya ng mga ito (hindi lang tayo masyadong aware), yung iba jan naging kliyente pa namin sa dati kong work. Galing! 

So pagpasok namin sa loob, we go directly at the right side of the park where you can see big cages for the different birds species and other animals,  meet some of them.

Blue and yellow Macaw, Blue and Gold Macaw

The Turtle pond

the Asian Box Turtles 
The Philippine Brown Dear
At habang pinipicturan namin ang mga dearest deers, mantakin mong mag pupu!!! hahaha..nice one!

Changeable Hawk Eagle

We also saw the Aquatic House but we did not bother to look at because the area look abandoned already and I believed that it wasn't something that interests me and my friend so we opted to walk further until we reached our main concern, the lagoon. There were actually more animals roaming at the park (on its cages, of course). There were reptiles, more birds and land mammals but we preferred to have a little pictorial beside and along the lagoon.

the Lagoon

Our first location

As far as I know, this house is a headquarter or an office room because while having a photowalk, there was this one man, got inside and we heard voices inside pagpasok niya sa house na ito. Pero maganda noh. Yung style at may pagka nationalistic pa ang dating. I just like its old style...

Pati spiderweb kinuhanan, hehehe. Musta ka naman jan little spider?

A walkway surrounds by bamboo trees and grasses

Parang pag dumadaan ka dito, na pi -picture out ko na eto yung perfect wedding scene while riding at the calesa at habang sinasabuyan ka ng maraming bulaklak..Oh diba pang sinaluma talaga mga hilig ko noh. Mas maganda rin siguro ang lugar na to tuwing gabi...With proper lighting and a romantic music background, solve na!

The Ninoy Aquino Parks & Wildlife Center is a zoological and botanical garden located in Diliman, Quezon City. It was named after Benigno Aquino, Jr.

Ang park na ito ay marami ding cottages at benches where family and friends can serve picnic. Pwede rin naman magdala nalang ng banig or something na pwedeng higaan para dun maglatag, kumain at mamahinga sa gilid ng lagoon na ito.

Ah, ah, bawal nga di ba! Justifiable ba ang itsura ko jan? hehe

Bleachers used to be a place for any events

The park have a viewing deck also near the lagoon which used to be a restaurant before and a Tea House but for whatever reason, they were all closed and seemed never reopened again for public. 

The park is picture of a mess of rundown buildings, alot of garbages and you can see dry leaves all over the places.

Pero hindi pa rin matatawaran ang parte ng Ninoy Aquino Park and Wildlife Nature Center because it serves as a rescue center for common and exotic wild animals. 

So if you're looking for nature ambiance experience and you need to breathe a little fresh air, you can go to NAPWC, just to enjoy and unwind, despite everything that we witnessed. We just hope that anytime soon, maibalik sa dati ang kagandahan at kaayusan ng park na ito at hindi ito tumigil sa kanilang layunin to conserve the country's biological diversity through:
  • Establishment, management and development of the National Integrated Protected Areas System
  • Conservation of wildlife resources
  • Nature conservation information and education



  2. work eh kaya post post muna. Thanks te..miss you!

  3. it's also close to home. Isn't it ironic I've never been there? hihihi! Pati nga yung Avilon Zoo. Siguro I'm not that fond of animals pero mukang great place siya for nature trippin. thanks for this. I might reconsider.

  4. hi..tanong ko lng po..kelangan pa po ba ng permit to take photographs inside the park? hoping for your reply :D thank you :))

  5. Hi there, nope. you are verymuch welcome to go in and take pictures, tamang picturan but if you would like to host an event and take official pictorial here, maybe they require permit.

  6. pede bang magdala ng food jan? tnx!

  7. Of course they allow foods.enjoy!

  8. Hanggang what time po open to? Tnx


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