Mactan Airport recognized as “Breastfeeding Friendly Public Place”
The Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS) recently recognized the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) as a Breastfeeding Friendly Public Place. The award was given at the 1st Asia-Pacific Breastfeeding Conference and 7th Breastfeeding Congress on August 7. It recognizes the effort of the MCIA in ensuring breastfeeding mothers feel welcome and safe at the airport. GMR MEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) chief executive advisor Andrew Acquaah-Harrison said the baby care room was introduced after the first airport user’s forum. It was opened in Terminal 1 of the airport on May 2016. The room has four breastfeeding cubicles fitted with curtain partitions, lavatories, a refrigerator, and nappy changing stations. The baby care room also has monitors that allow mothers to track their flights without leaving the room. Aside from travelers, mothers working at the airport can also use the facility .
Quincentennial Park to rise at the SRP
A national park featuring Lapu-Lapu in the South Road Properties (SRP) is on the drawing boards of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) and the City Historical Affairs Commission (CHAC). NHCP Chairman Rene Escalante said the Quincentennial National Park will be similar to Luneta Park in Manila but will have a statue of Lapu-Lapu instead of Jose Rizal. It is also envisioned to become the Luneta of the South. The park will be part of the preparations for 500th anniversary of the victory of Lapu-Lapu over Ferdinand Magellan in 1521. While Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella will review the proposal, he already expressed his support for the project. The city government will determine the size of the lot that will be set aside for the park .
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