PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Buguey intensifies tourism effortsby Benjie S. De Yro
BUGUEY, Cagayan, January 17 (PIA) -- It’s all systems go for the extensive and massive development of the tourism industry in this coastal municipality.
This was after the Land Bank of the Philippines-Northern Luzon approved an earlier request of the local government unit for a P50 million loan assistance. This amount will be used for the construction of a new hotel at the El Presidente Beach Resort and the purchase of tourism construction equipment, according to Mayor Licerio M. Antiporda III.
Earlier, the Local Chief Executive vowed to bank on the tourism potentials of his town to provide livelihood and employment opportunities to Bugueyanos.
Antiporda said the bulk of the assistance will be used for the construction of a new hotel at the El Presidente Beach Resort.
Mayor Antiporda revealed the new hotel will be the center of the town’s tourism promotions and strategies.
Likewise, the newly organized Buguey Tourism Council is expected to draw various projects and programs to support the infrastructure component of the tourism plan.
Travel writers have also encouraged the LGU to pursue a tourism plan to promote Buguey to both local and foreign visitors.
Aside from the place’s history and nature, Buguey is home to culinary wonders.
“We got a sure winner in Buguey,” travel writer Vic Lactaoen declared last year. (PIA 2)