Public Spaces

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The development of public spaces will solely depend on the existence of public life. There are a lot of forces that shapes our public life and these forces are the one’s responsible for the vitality of public spaces. Two of these general forces are the recreational and health needs of a society.
In the context of the Iligan City Public Plaza, there are several health and sports related activities that are being held in the vicinity. Since health and sports related activities requires huge spaces, which explains why these activities are mostly done at the public plaza. One of the most frequently attended health related activity in the public plaza is the Sunday Zumba. Lots of men and women mostly aged from 30 to 50’s go there every Sunday in the morning to participate. Mrs. Vivian Andales, a frequent participant of the Sunday
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This year, the Women’s Health Month Celebration was sponsored by City Councilor Sweet Booc. Women, mostly housewives are highly encouraged to attend this event at the public plaza annually because of the informative lectures and fun activities being organized at the plaza. When asked about the importance of this kind of event to women, Jessica Paculba, a participant of the said event, shares her thoughts:
The Philippine Independence Day is one of the most celebrated events in the country which is being done in the country annually. Since then, memorandums from the national government are being mandated to all Local Government Units to celebrate the said event.
The Philippine Independence Day in Iligan had always been held in the City Public Plaza annually at 8 am in the morning. The event includes a Flag Raising Activity and Wreath Laying Rites. Aside from that, activities such as displaying of the Philippine Flag in LGU Offices as well as civic parades are mandated by the Department of Interior and Local
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