Blas says the Mabini statue is just a small part of a bigger picture. She says it is unfortunate that a few members in the community feel that the statue does not belong in her village. Blas explained that the monument was supposed to signify a friendship between the village of Asan and the Philippine Consulate General of Guam. She says a playground and a park will also be built in the same location for her community. Blas made it clear that the Asan Maina Mayors Office did not put in any money on this project. She tells us that both the playground and the statue were donated to the village.