Araneta Center kicks off OPLAN ayos with launch of QCPD�s �Tourist Police� program
Araneta Center Business Association, in partnership with the Quezon City Police District (QCPD), launched its ‘Tourist Police Project’ last October 22, 2010 at the Gateway Mall in Quezon City. Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista and vice mayor Joy Belmonte was joined by Ms. Universe Philippines 4th runner-up Maria Venus Raj and other Bb. Pilipinas beauties during the inaugural ceremony.
The QCPD, in close coordination with the Quezon City Cultural and Tourism Affairs Office, will deploy the ‘Tourist Police’ in areas frequently visited by tourists in Quezon City such as La Mesa Eco Park in Fairview, the Quezon Memorial Circle, and of course the Araneta Center. These special units will be created to ensure security requirements of tourists, both foreign and local.
The initiative was launched as part of a strategic plan to emphasize the importance of safety and security in Philippine local tourism industry. For its part, Araneta Center has taken a step further toward its goal of transforming the whole Center into a “discipline zone” as well as a prime tourist destination by forming its own program dubbed Oplan Ayos. The program aims to foster cleanliness, instill discipline and order, enhance safety and security, and promote customer service par excellence. To implement Oplan Ayos, Araneta Center will embark on a campaign of infrastructure engineering, information dissemination, and strict enforcement.
During the launch, the Araneta Business Center Association donated the initial batch of ‘QCPD Tourist Police’ with a complete set of tourist police uniform and twenty (20) units of mountain bikes which will be likewise used by the tourist police.
For more information about Oplan Ayos, visit www.aranetacenter.net.