Four New Tourist Destinations Named in Luzon

The declaration will boost tourism protect the areas from environmental destruction.

Four new laws, signed by the president on August 22 and circulated to the press on August 29, declares four places in Luzon as tourist destinations. The laws will not only boost their tourism in the areas, but will also their promote development and ensure environmental protection.

This list includes Mount Bulaylay in Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija (Republic Act 114076); the Candon City Ecotourism Zone in Ilocos Sur (Republic Act or RA 11407); Santiago Cove in Santiago, Ilocos Sur (RA 11408); and Pinsal Falls in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur (RA 11409).

Mount Bulaylay in Barangay Landig, Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija is known for its zip line adventure. Local Government of Cuyapo / website

Santiago Cove (a.k.a. Sabangan Cove) is also dubbed as the "Boracay of Ilocos Sur" because of its 900-meter stretch of white sand surrounded by hectares of verdant land.
PHOTO BY Leoncio Balbin

Legend has it that Pinsal Falls was once the footprint of the mythological giant Angalo while he was searching for his beloved Aran. The 85-foot waterfalls is locally known as "Tugot ni Angalo."
PHOTO BY greg.cel.d

The Department of Tourism,  is mandated to "prepare a tourism development plan involving the construction, installation, and maintenance of appropriate facilities and infrastructure that shall enhance tourism in the area." It is also emphasized that the plan "shall ensure the preservation and conservation of the natural beauty and resources of the area."

The laws also trace the boundaries of each tourist destination, specifying coordinates and exact measurement. Funding shall come from the annual General Appropriations Act and from internally generated funds of the Department of Tourism.

This story originally appeared on Spot.phMinor edits have been made by the editors.

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