This is a government-run establishment. It shows, and I don't mean that in a good way.
I entered via Quezon Avenue, although those with cars driving in many enter via North Avenue.
It is about 23 hectares, peaceful when one gets away from the noise of jeepneys and other vehicles on these major roads.
Admission was P100 for foreigners but only P30 for locals. Had I been older, as a senior citizen I would have been admitted for free.
While far better than the disgraceful Manila Zoo, the animals and birds at NAP&WC were displayed in highly variable settings.
On the plus side, the three South American macaws and the about ten African grey parrots had aviaries in which they could fly. The sole saltwater crocodile had a reasonably sized enclosure, albeit with brackish water as did the lonely looking Australian cassowary.
However the numerous Philippine cockatoos and some eagles and kites such as the Brahminy were in cages that were way too small. The cages were old and rustiing. I felt sorry for these birds that were unable to properly fly for any distance.
The lake was far nicer than India's Ooty Lake that was my most recent comparison. The Ninoy Aquino lake had some fish in it - many - and some water lilies that added to the vista.
I walked around the lake. The fishing village was deserted.
There are vendors selling a good range of snacks and drinks, and some seating, plus many trees including Australian eucalypts.
There was no visible rubbish - a plus - but many of the concrete paths could do with maintenance. The worst was in the 'recovery for wildlife' section where much of the concrete had broken up.
There is a relatively new function centre on site.
With better care and upkeep, plus bigger cages for birds, this could be a very good attraction. Unfortunately, no one in government probably cares (unless thay can palm off some of the admission fees themselves).