Businessman Rey Francis Cabuga’s Metro Safari compound - in Barangay
Alangilan, Bacolod City, touted to be a mountain resort much unlike that of
former Bacolod Councilor Ricardo "Cano" Tan’s Campuestohan Resort in Talisay
City, is actually more of a planned and carefully thought of and programmed zoo,
which could place Bacolod, to include a few other cities in the country, as
having an educational complex, which will be a boon to school children of
various grades of learning.
IN HIMAMAYLAN CITY. Schoolchildren with their teachers and Himamaylan Mayor
Tinto Bascon show off the notebooks they received from the Mayor.*
It could also place Bacolod on the map as having in its zoo, the biggest
crocodile after death of "Malang" in Cotabato.
Now hibernating in a zoo in La Castellana town is the crocodile already
acquired by Cabuga.
In the zoo, too, will be found lions, tigers, snakes, various types of fowls
which came from other countries, again already acquired by Cabuga and already in
his Alangilan compound where structures for the zoo are being built, although
lately a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) was issued by the court purportedly
because of lack of legal requirements.
A complaint was filed before court by three village council members,
allegedly instigated by a rival Filipino-Chinese businessman, who owns a resort
just a short distance away from the Metro Safari complex. The businessman owns a
purely resort hotel complex with comic-book characters sculpted in concrete.