Bacolod City opens new esplanade in Mandalagan, serving as floodwall


Bacolod City has inaugurated its newest public space, the Mandalagan Esplanade, which will serve as a floodwall to prevent flooding in neighboring areas.

The project, which was initiated by the office of Congressman Greg Gasataya, was blessed and turned over to Barangay Mandalagan on April 24 in the presence of Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, Barangay Captain Paul Anieve, District Engineer Abraham Villareal, and other city officials.

This is the city’s third esplanade, with the other two located in the NGC and Sum-ag areas, according Gasataya.

The nearly half a kilometer esplanade starts at the bridge along Buri Rd and ends at the Bacolod Queen of Mercy Hospital in Eroreco.

Aside from providing a beautiful public space, the Mandalagan Esplanade will also serve as a floodwall, protecting the nearby communities from flooding, the congressman said.

The project was made possible through the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).