Mayor Isko, China Amb. Huang & Fil Chinese Business leaders inaugurate new park viewing decks beside Binondo Intramuros Bridge in Manila

Photo from left: Philippine Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc. (PCCCII) Pres. Lugene Ang, Congressman Yul Servo, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) Pres. Dr. Henry Lim Bon Liong, China Amb. Huang Xilian, Federation of Filipino Chinese Associations of the Phil. (FFCAP) Pres. Yang Hua Hong at ribbon-citying, unveiling of marker & turnover ceremony of China-Philippines Friendship Park North & South Viewing Platforms beside the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge, Manila on May 18, 2022 afternoon.

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, China Ambassador Huang Xilian and Congressman Yul Servo graced the turnover ceremony of the new China-Philippines Friendship Park donated by 3 major Filipino Chinese business and cultural federations to Manila City located beside the multi-billion peso Binondo-Intramuros Bridge donated by China to the Philippines. Mayor Isko Moreno, Ambassador Huang and Dr. Lim hailed the new park and the bridge as symbols of the over 1,000-year-old friendship between the Philippines and China.

Despite the rains that afternoon during the ceremony, the whole program continued, with Mayor Isko Moreno saying: “The rains symbolize blessings for us Filipinos, like this event and like these donations to the people of Manila City by the Filipino Chinese organizations and the bridge donation by China”.

Ambassador Huang also described the rains as symbolizing fortune in Chinese tradition, and he wished Manila City and the Philippines good fortune.