The original Nayong Pilipino here in Pasay City is almost dead. Two weeks ago, the Nayong Pilipino Foundation turned over more than half of what remained of the 42 hectare property to the Philippine Amusements and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR). This is in “exchange” for a much smaller piece of real estate in the so-called Bagong Nayong Pilipino Entertainment City Manila on Macapagal Avenue.
While there is nothing left to do but lament its demise, I must also say this to the Nayong Pilipino Foundation:
Newer does not always mean better.
And in my heart there will only be one Nayong Pilipino.