Cubao historic center is QC’s latest tourism district

The landscape of Araneta Center has evolved over the years. Apart from malls, there are now also hotels, condominiums and call centers in one of Metro Manila’s oldest central business districts.

To secure its role as the “nucleus of growth,” Araneta Center, also known as the Cubao Growth Center, was named one of Quezon City’s tourism districts though Ordinance 2796-2018 signed earlier this year by Mayor Herbert Bautista.

The ordinance also acknowledged the area’s “six decades of being the country’s pioneer in commercial center operations.”

“Cubao is already a historic center in itself and the declaration only highlights its distinct character as an economic and cultural hub,” Divina Pascua, head of Quezon City’s tourism department.

Under the QCTDP, six more tourism districts would be declared by the city government, namely, La Loma’s “lechon community;” Eastwood City; the Civic Center Complex, a knowledge district hosting universities and the Quezon Memorial Circle); a lifestyle district (Tomas Morato) and a hospital district on Elliptical Road.

News source: Philippine Daily Inquirer

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