Tire-scape playground project launched

November 25, 2017 | By: UAP Lipa Chapter

During the recently concluded UAP Makati Chapter’s 40th Anniversary, the Tirescape Playground project was launched.  This innovative and environment friendly project is the brain child of our UAP Secretary General Renato A. Heray.  The first delivery of the this project was in Tacloban after the heartbreaking Yolanda tragedy.

This project was spearheaded by UAP Lipa Chapter under the leadership of its Charter President Richie Tumambing and through the joint efforts of the Chapter Board HEADED BY DIR. FOR INTERNAL AFFAIRS GENARO MASILUNGAN JR. and the tirecape playground project chairman Ar. Bobby Macasaet. Facing the challenges of a typical small project with a goliath envisioned project, the latter employed the support of an equally giant chapter that is UAP Makati Chapter. Without a blink of an eye, the proposed tirescape playground project was well received and supported by the 40 year old UAP Makati Chapter.

Given the magnitude of traffic, it is wise to assume that the number of automobile in our country have gone through the roofs.  If this generation and the next does not come up with innovative ways to re-use, recycle or find adaptive reuse for old/used tires, this may yet be the next big problem of our planet.  Thus UAP Lipa Chapter encourages everyone, millennial or general X – NOW IS THE AGE to re-TIRE: Help build a tirescape project.

The beneficiary of the said project will be the Municipality of Balete, a 5th class municipality in the province.  Balete is 15 minutes away from the city proper of Lipa is recorded to be the only 5th class municipality in the entire province of Batangas.  With the support of the Municipal Mayor, Hon. Wilson Maralit and his brother Hon. Councilor Ronald Maralit, an agreement was considered and well accepted.  

The generous donor of more than 500 assorted old and used tires is a resident and LIPAholic Mr. Mar Silverio owner and proprietor of MS Tire Center in JP Laurel Highway, Lipa City.

The formal MOU signing and ceremonial ground breaking of the said tirescape project will be held on December 10, 2017 at 3 o’clock in the afternoon at Barangay Palsara, Balete Community Park.  It is expected to be graced by no less than the Municipal Mayor, UAP National Officers, UAP Makati Chapter and the UAP Lipa Chapter officers and members.


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