Iloilo to revive tourism in the North

ILOILO – The provincial government will kick-start its tourism promotion and development initiatives six months after Super Typhoon Yolanda wreck havoc in Northern Iloilo.

This developed after the Department of Interior and Local Government named Iloilo as one of the 11 provinces in the Philippines to implement the program in partnership with the Local Government Support Program for Local Economic Development (LGSP-LED).

The other local government units to benefit from the program are Albay, Aklan, Antique, Cebu, Davao Del Norte, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Palawan, Siquijor and Sorsogon.

This next wave of partner-LGUs will be launched on May 27th during the Leader’s Forum on Growing Local Economies to be held at Marco Polo, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Metro Manila.

The forum is set to gather department secretaries, local chief executives, private sector, donor agencies and development professionals who will share their practices in investment attraction, public-private partnership and economic recovery.

Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. has confirmed his attendance to the said forum and he looked forward for a strong and productive partnership with LGSP-LED.

LGSP-LED’s support for Iloilo will be timely considering that the province’s tourism, in general, experienced a major setback after Yolanda.

The super typhoon crippled the operation and ruined some major resorts in the fifth district. One of these is the Sandbar Beach Resort in Brgy. Bulubadiangan, Concepcion. The resort is famous for its beautiful long strength of sandbar and its local’s favorite.

The cottages in the area are wiped out and resort owners have to find ways to construct temporary cottages to keep the business going.

Northern Iloilo is also the place where you can explore the Gigantes and Sicogon Islands in Carles, Tambaliza Island in Concepcion, Marbuena Beach Resort and Terra Verde Farm and Forest Park in Ajuy. #2014News




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