THE Department of Tourism is finalizing a proposal to revive the walled city of Intramuros as a monument to the Hispanic period of Philippine history, DoT director for public affairs Czarina Zara Loyola said on Monday.
The plan, spearheaded by Undersecretary Alma Jimenez and Assistant Secretary Gwen Javier, plans to fix Intramuros’ long-time problems to make the city a walking tourist site, like Vigan City in Ilocos Sur.
The proposal includes the restoration of the Maestranza Park to become a venue for cultural shows, concerts, and vintage car shows.
The department is eyeing a public-private partnership for holding events and concerts at the Clamshell Tent, situated along Anda St., Loyola said.
“We are studying the possibility of tapping Beep to work with us and ensure that the tourists will be charged the right amount,” she added.
Beep cards, provided by AF Payments Inc., are currently accepted at Light Rail Transit Lines 1 and 2 and Metro Rail Transit 3.