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tourism as business, as social concern

Kennon road to open on Valentine

Visitors will be able to pass by the famous lion’s head along the historic Kennon Road starting Valentine’s Day as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said it will try its best to fast track the ongoing repairs to accommodate the request of local governments to open the road for public use.

Sagada proposed rehab requires consultation

Sagada Mayor James Pooten said he is open to the idea of temporarily closing the town to tourists for rehabilitation only if it passes through discussion and consultation among stakeholders.

Tuba LGU asked to intervene  in Asin resort row

Tuba LGU asked to intervene in Asin resort row

Residents from the hotspring village of Tuba are asking the local town officials to take action on the renewed tension between the City of Baguio and the former occupants of the Asin Hotspring Complex.

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.