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LGU Camalig tourism declares 300k profit during Holy Week

LEGAZPI CITY (PIA5/Albay)--The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Camalig earned a total of P322,540 from tourist registrations and fees of the town's several tourist spots during the span of Holy Week celebration.

The said revenue was announced by Camalig Mayor Carlos Irwin ‘Caloy’ Baldo on Monday, April 17, during the LGU’s flag-raising ceremony.

‘’The revenues were generated through tourist registration and environmental fees of Solong Eco-Park  at Brgy. Solong, Quituinan Hills at Brgy. Tinago, Sumlang Lake at Brgy. Sumlang, Hoyop-Hoyopan Cave at Brgy. Cotmon, El Miro De Shei at Brgy. Salugan and Quitinday Green Hills at Brgy. Quitinday,’’ Baldo said.

TOURISM ADVANTAGE. Camalig Municipal Mayor Caloy Baldo disclose during the flag-raising ceremony on Monday, that the towns tourism spots obtain a total of P322,540 earnings after the Holy Week celebration. (Photo Courtesy of Camalig Mayor Caloy Baldo)

The said LGU will share the profit to the said barangays to improve, develop, and maintain the beauty, cleanliness and attraction of its tourist spots.

‘’LGU-Camalig tthrough the Municipal Tourism and Cultural Heritage Office (MTCHO) will share 30% of the total revenue, or approximately P90,000 to the stated Barangays with tourism sites,’’ Baldo said.

‘’(It is) to maintain its extensive tourist development program through increased investment and income production as well as the development of the municipality’s tourism circuits,’’ he added.

Municipal Ordinance No. 2016-10 or ‘Camalig Integrated Tourism & Cultural Heritage Code’ guidelines strengthens the aim of the municipality in terms of tourist site developments and economic growth.

‘’This program is in line with the MO No. 2016-10, wherein one of its goals is to financially support barangay representatives in the implementation of tourism, cultural, and environmental interventions for the benefit of both residents and tourists,’’ Baldo said.

Baldo added that one of its objective is to provide opportunities for the improvement of the residents' livelihood.

‘’LGU Camalig works hard to boost its efforts for comprehensive tourism marketing strategies, to reflect the town’s readiness to host more tourists, and its favorability to expand town’s tourism enterprises and livelihood opportunities for the locals,’’ Baldo stressed. (PIA5/Albay)

Cover photo courtesy of: Mayor Caloy Baldo

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