DOT, QC local gov’t to develop QC Memorial Circle as tourism, heritage site

Published January 3, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Analou De Vera

The Department of Tourism (DOT) said it is working with the Quezon City local government to further develop the Quezon Memorial Circle as a sustainable tourism site.

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat meets with QC Mayor Joy Belmonte and other local officials to discuss the development of the Quezon Memorial Circle into a greener, more sustainable national park. (Photo courtesy of QC PAISD)
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat meets with QC Mayor Joy Belmonte and other local officials to discuss the development of the Quezon Memorial Circle into a greener, more sustainable national park. (Photo courtesy of QC PAISD)

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat and Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte recently met to discuss plans to enhance “the Circle as part of the city’s tourism circuit to attract more local and foreign tourists” and to make it “greener [and a] more sustainable national park.”

Puyat expressed her support for the vision of the Quezon City local government to preserve its heritage park. “The site is home to many significant monuments, markers, museums and gardens, including the mausoleum containing the remains of President Manuel L. Quezon, that remind visitors of the city’s rich history.”

The tourism chief said the Quezon Memorial Circle should remain a “family-friendly attraction for generations to come.”

“The area houses a small amusement park and green spaces for picnics. It is also a point of convergence, more so with the current construction of the Manila Metro Rail Transit System Line 7 with the Quezon Memorial MRT Station located underground,” she added.

Belmonte said she looks forward to working with the DOT to develop the park. “As the greenest city in the metro with the most number of parks and open spaces, we are looking forward to working with the DOT to enhance these assets in order for them to be more attractive to visitors of diverse interests.”

 
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