MCME Strengthens Partnership with 88 Spa

Dr. Roberto G. Visco, Director of the Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems (MCME) together with For. Joselito R. Barile, Head of the Extension Linkages and Decisions Supports (ELDS) unit of MCME had a meeting with Mr. Charlie Bae, President of 88 Spa and Mr. Lino Garcia, Operations Manager of 88 Spa on 23 January 2018 held at the Directors’ Office of MCME, TREES Bldg., College of Forestry and Natural Resources (CFNR), UP Los Banos, College, Laguna.

Highlights of the meeting includes the possible arrangements of the Korean and Japanese tourists to mudspring area such as vehicle entry. Possible developments in Mount Makiling Forest Reserve (MMFR) such as parking area and installation of railings around the mudspring were also discussed. Relative to this, the 88 Spa Officials planned to conduct an ocular inspection of the site and see what additional developments need to be put up to attract more visitors.

A draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between UPLB and 88 Spa was provided to the two officials for their review and further discussion in the succeeding meetings.

MBLPutian & JRBarile

 

Photos Credit to JRBarile

 

 

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