It may have been a long time coming but the wait was worth it as the Palafox Masterplan for the MWSS Eco-Tourism Hub was unveiled amidst great expectations from organizers of MWSS and its two concessionaires. The unveiling itself was impressive as Architect Jun Palafox presented the scale model of the Balara Eco-Tourism hub to MWSS and concessionaire officials on February 1, 2018 at the Ground Floor lobby of the MWSS Building. Besides Palafox, present were MWSS Administrator Reynaldo Velasco, Maynilad (MWSI) CEO Ramon Fernandez, MWSI COO Randolph Estrellado, Manila Water President Ferdinand Dela Cruz, DA Zoilo Andin Jr.,DA Leonor Cleofas and other officials of MWSS and the two concessionaires.
The short ceremony was emceed by Jeric Sevilla of Manila Water and Anette de Ocampo of Maynilad. After the invocation by Ronald Abrigo of MWSS Corporate Office, keynote speeches were delivered by Manila Water President/CEO Ferdinand Dela Cruz, Maynilad CEO Ramon Fernandez and MWSS Administrator Velasco. The presentation of the scale-model followed as Mr. Palafox himself did the unveiling of the model and proceeded with a masterful and educational rundown of the proposed establishments in the Hub. An attention-grabbing virtual 3-D video presentation was showed afterwards, giving a walkthrough of the proposed establishments of the masterplan. The evening was capped by a cocktail dinner hosted by MWSS.