Duterte proclaims 4 new PH tourist destinations

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Duterte proclaims 4 new PH tourist destinations
Duterte proclaims 4 new PH tourist destinations, Thursday

President Rodrigo Duterte signs new laws declaring 4 new PH tourist destinations, Thursday, Manila, Philippines.

The four new tourist spots are Mount Bulaylay in Cuyapo Nueva Ecija (Republic Act No. 11406), Candon City Ecotourism Zone in Ilocos Sur (Republic Act No. 11408), Santiago Cove in Santiago, Ilocos Sur (Republic Act No. 11408), and Santa Maria in Ilocos Sur (Republic Act No. 11409).

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As mandated by the said laws, the Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of Public Works and Highways, and other concerned government agencies should work together to “prepare a tourism development plan involving the construction, installation and maintenance of such appropriate facilities and infrastructure that will improve the overall feature” of the new tourist destinations. It also said that these institutions should ensure the tourists’ security and accessibility.

The signed laws also stated that “the development plan shall ensure the preservation and conservation of the historic significance of the area.”

4 new PH tourist destinations

Take a look at the four newly proclaimed must-visit places in the Philippines:

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1. Mount Bulaylay, Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija

The mountain is one of the three mountains surrounding the municipality of Cuyapo. It is famous for its thrilling zipline adventure.

Mount Bulaylay, Cuyapo Nueva Ecija
Mount Bulaylay, Cuyapo Nueva Ecija (Image from Official Website of Cuyapo)

2. Candon City Ecotourism Zone, Ilocos Sur

The city is famous for its sweet “kalamay” or sticky rice and old churches.

Saint John de Sahagun Parish Church in Candon City, Ilocos Sur
Saint John de Sahagun Parish Church in Candon City, Ilocos Sur (Image from Wikipedia)

3. Santiago Cove in Santiago, Ilocos Sur

The Sabangan Cove or Santiago Cove has an almost one-kilometer stretch of white sand shore and pristine waters.

Santiago Cove in Santiago, Ilocos Sur
Santiago Cove in Santiago, Ilocos Sur (Image from Tupang Gala)

4. Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur

Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur is known for its rich history and culture.

The Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion in Sta Maria, Ilocos Sur
The Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion in Sta Maria, Ilocos Sur is a UNESCO heritage site (Image from Vigattintourism)
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