Before LPPCHEA was cleaned and almost vacuumed to the last piece of trash, it was gasping for its last remaining breath to survive. Now, there’s hope. Visitors could soon be flocking to this ‘No Man’s Land’, by boat or by land, to see a once dystopian place now miraculously sprouting different species of Philippine trees, bamboos and shrubs.
site received a global recognition and was declared a wetland of international importance in 2013. A source of pride and joy by its number one protector, Senator Cynthia Villar, LPPCHEA has been getting well-deserved attention in recent years, joining the list of other places in the Philippines recognized by Ramsar.
DOT wanted to start the year with big bang and did it with an auspicious, uniquely Malabon start to promote emerging destinations in the Philippines, jewels in their own right, but hardly publicized.