AYALA LAND, INC. (ALI) teamed up with the City of Manila for the development of public convenience facilities at the Kartilya ng Katipunan Shrine.

ALI and its subsidiaries — Tutuban Center, Alveo Land, Avida Land, and Amaia Land — worked on the project with R.M. Salas Construction to ensure visitors to the Kartilya ng Katipunan Shrine will be able to use clean facilities.

“This lot has been abandoned for a long time and it’s been one of our objectives to develop this site and provide a safe space for our constituents while also preserving the historic value of this place. We’re proud that this project exceeded our expectations. This serves as proof that private sectors and the government can work hand in hand to develop our country, our city, and to confront this pandemic,” Manila Mayor Francisco M. Domagoso said in a statement.

The free public washrooms are now open for park-goers and future patrons of the KapeTolyo coffee shop. The City of Manila will maintain the facilities.

“We are very happy to support this vision for the Kartilya ng Katipunan Shrine. We know that this will promote the city’s tourism initiatives and that ancillary developments such as this public convenience facility will complete the area, further promote cleanliness, and serve the community well. Hopefully, as we continue to work together, we will be able to create not only economic opportunities for Manileños but also socially relevant projects that celebrate our common aspirations as a people,” ALI President and Chief Executive Officer Bernard Vincent O. Dy said.