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tourism as business, as social concern

Baguio forces claim over Asin hotspring

Tension runs high again at the disputed Asin Hotspring Complex after the Baguio City government forcibly cut the water supply feeding the pool and dipping area that is beyond the city’s property, more than a week after constructing a fence past the delineated boundary for the city.

DOT acreditation pushed for Sagada Tourist entities

SAGADA, Mountain Province — Tourism related businesses are encouraged to seek accreditation from the Department Of Tourism – Cordillera (DOT-CAR) and to comply with environment laws. Top priorities for accreditation are tourist transport services, inns and restaurants.

Diaries From The Field: Basuram, iyawidmo

Idi napankami nagpasiar idiay Hundred Islands, apaman a simmangpetkami iti Lucap Wharf iti Barangay Lucap, Alaminos City, kasapulan nga agrehistro iti opisina ti Hundred Islands National Park (HINP). Nagbayad kami ti environmental ken entrance fee, ken nagdeposito ti P200 para iti dua supot a pagikkan ti basura.

Sagada mayor seeks stricter measure for tourists

BAGUIO CITY — The mayor of Sagada, another top tourist destination here in the Cordillera region said stricter guidelines for tourists who would trek the highland mountains should be crafted to avoid untoward incidents.

CPDF calls on to save Ifugao Rice Terraces

BAGUIO CITY — With the Peasants’ Month nearing its end, the Cordillera People’s Democratic Front – Ifugao (CPDF–Ifugao) calls upon the people to save the Ifugao Rice Terraces (IRT) and to advance the rights of peasants and minorities in the area.

Benguet dad wants tourists back to Sto. Tomas

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Tourists should not be banned from visiting Mount Santo Tomas in Tuba, Benguet because the permanent protection order issued by Court of Appeals, according to Board member Juan Nazarro, Jr., does not prohibit it.

Envi group calls on people to unite vs plunder of envi

VIGAN CITY — The Ilocos Network for the Environment (Defend Ilocos) calls on the people of the region to unite against corporate greed and environmental plunder. According to Defend Ilocos, only the people can expose and fight policies that provide freedom for corporations to exploit and plunder nature for profit.