Restore Rizal Park, Fort Santiago promenade | Inquirer Opinion

Restore Rizal Park, Fort Santiago promenade

/ 09:52 PM December 03, 2012

AS AN additional tourist attraction and come-on, the National Parks Development Committee and the Intramuros Administration should pool their resources and restore or revive the once pedestrian-friendly promenade along Bonifacio Drive from Rizal Park to Fort Santiago in Manila.

A brainchild of former First Lady Imelda Marcos, the promenade was a hit then and frequented by park-goers strolling from Rizal Park all the way to Fort Santiago. For added sense of security, especially during night time, iconic Spanish lampposts should be installed along its pathway.

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Local and foreign tourists would have a better understanding of the Philippines’ colonial past by just walking and passing through the promenade with the famous Intramuros Wall as background.

—PEDRO REFUERZO JR.,  [email protected] 

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