June 4, 2011 The contractor of the park even on Saturdays are all working hard to finish the biggest park honoring the famous Calambeño and our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. Tall trees are already planted and the tarpaulin showing the perspective of the project is displayed in front of the temporary facility. One of the project supervisor, Boy Jonas who is also a local official from Sta Cruz, Laguna talkes about the project and they are planning to finish everything by June 10, 2011. With all the manpower, tools and support from the Calambeno, everyone are excited to see and attend this historical event. The park is located at Bacnotan Road, Barangay Real across of the stunning Municipal Hall of Calamba City.
From the official Calamba City website, ” A 22-feet bronze statue of our National Hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal, will be inaugurated during the celebration of the hero’s 150th Birth Anniversary on June 19, 2011, Hon. Joaquin M. Chipeco, Jr. announced. The statue, he further said, will be the tallest statue of Rizal in the world and will be located in the newly-acquired 6.7 hectare property in front of the city hall complex. This timely tribute to Calamba’s greatest contribution to Philippine History will be unveiled by no less than Philippine President Benigno “Noynoy” S. Aquino, III. ”
From years that the place is vacant and dull, where the park is located now, people were thinking what will be good business to put up in that area. Now, there is no better and amazing infrastructure than a park honoring the man that gave Filipinos the real democracy. From the official Calamba City website,” Aside from the statue, other notable infrastructure projects will be located in the complex. A 20,000 capacity sports complex or coliseum is in the offing, as well as a park and recreational area, a commercial and business center, basement parking, tourism information center and cobbled walkway.” As of today, Dr. Jose Rizal statue is covered by the Philippine flag and will be unveiled on the day of his birth anniversary.