CicLAvia in Tagalog
On Friday cicLAvia planners Stephen Villavaso and Adonia Lugo got interviewed by Yvee Tadeo-Guevara, a reporter for newschannel Balitang America.
Yvee pitched the story idea to her producers after seeing other media coverage of the project. The story will be broadcast sometime during the holiday season, providing exposure to Tagalog-speaking viewers both in the United States and in the Philippines.
The interview took place at the Gold Line’s new Soto Station, where a ring of benches lines two sides of the plaza. Some dogs that live nearby really didn’t like what was going on, and barked heartily through part of the interview.
The dogs were pretty much the only witnesses to the interview; we were the only humans using the plaza that afternoon, probably since it just opened up to the public last Sunday. It’s definitely got the potential to be a great public space at the otherwise busy intersection of 1st and Soto.