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THE NAYONG Pilipino, a theme park showcasing Filipino culture, will be relaunched on Oct. 28 under a new name: Nayon Clark Park. Nayong Pilipino Foundation, Inc. (NPF) Executive Director Michelle Aguilar-Ong said several facilities of the 5.6-hectare park are currently undergoing renovation and improvements, including the theater area. “The park is also aimed to be the home of every young and struggling artists in various fields,” Ms. Ong said in a statement released by Clark Development Corp. Upon reopening, the theater is intended to be used for daily cultural shows, while the food park will also have stalls for souvenir and novelty items. The lagoon, one of the main attractions when Expo Pilipino was established in 1998, will also be used for entertainment purposes, according to Ms. Ong. NPF will also be launching a new logo featuring the Vanda Sanderiana flower, an orchid commonly known in the Philippines as waling-waling. The Nayong Pilipino, originally located in the capital near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, was transferred to Clark in July 2002 and reopened in 2007. It is popular for replicas and miniatures of Philippine tourist destinations and indigenous people villages. With the relaunch, Ms. Ong said NPF will be “aggressive in marketing the new theme park, targeting not only students and educational field trips but also for tourism activities replicating the meeting, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) thrust of Clark Development Corporation.” By Oct., the park will be made part of the public jeepney route within the Clark Freeport.