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Go on an Old-Fashioned Date Around Manila—For Free

Expressing love need not be in the form of expensive bouquet of roses, 48-piece Ferrero Rocher chocolate set, or a luxury dinner date by the helipad. Sometimes, it’s all about strolling in the park together and just marveling at architectures and different cultures, without spending a single buck.

85015778_2519972778215067_3864183055463743488_o The National Parks Development Committee, in partnership with Intramuros Administration, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and The Old Manila Eco-Market provide you just that as they bring “Love in the Park!,” a Valentines’ Day celebration on Feb. 14, Friday, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Noli Me Tangere Garden, Central Section, Rizal Park—FOR FREE.

Take a romantic trip in the historic Manila through the free hop-on and hop-off tranvia ride from Fort Santiago to Rizal Park Visitor’s Center from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pit stops include Plaza Roma, Plazuela de Sta. Isabel, Plaza San Luis, President’s Gallery, and Rizal Park’s Aguinaldo House along Ma. Orosa. Buskers from Alab at Sinag Pilipinas are also featured in Fort Santiago from Feb. 12 to 14, 2020 at 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Connecting love through arts, pocket activities such as Henna Tattoo and Portrait Sketching are also offered to the public for free starting 3 p.m. at the Noli Me Tangere Garden in Rizal Park. Lucky park-goers can win exciting prizes by capturing their experience through taking photos with their loved ones at the various Valentine-themed decorations at the park. Couples and friends may also express their commitment and seal their love through the love locks at the park.

A special Acoustic and Spoken Poetry Night will be staged starring singer-songwriter Raffy Calicdan who is famous for his songs “Dear Ex” and “Ikaw Pa Rin,” which became the official soundtrack of Alex Gonzaga’s movie Nakalimutan ko nang Kalimutan Ka. Joining him are Anna Aquino,Ask Carol, acoustic duo GIACOUSTIC, and spoken word artists from Alab at Sinag Pilipinas—Skyeand Lakan.

While getting lost in the beautiful music, everyone can enjoy and pick among the tasty, healthy, and sustainable treats brought by The Old Manila Eco-Market, which will run from Feb. 14 to 15 at the Noli Me Tangere Garden, Rizal Park.



Source: Manila Bulletin

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