Friday, July 13, 2012

Mambajao drafts its own local tourism code

By Jorie C. Valcorza

Camiguin News -- Mambajao, the capital town of the island province, included a photo gallery of the town’s prime tourist destinations last week as part of the draft of their tourism code.

Editha Moosreiner, the Mambajao municipal tourism code co-chairperson, said that the code will contain information on transportation access, places to visit, and where to stay on this part of the island.

The new set of pictures in the said photo gallery features existing and potential tourist spots, as well as historical landmarks, and will soon fill the town’s tourism pages, brochures, and postcards.

Moosreiner said they have already conducted a public hearing and have accomplished the tourism master plan.

She further revealed the planned construction of a view deck at the Tongatoc cliff that allows a great view of Tangub Bay in Barangay Naasag, a favorite site of diving enthusiasts.

“It is more known internationally; this spot often serves as the initial dive site for novice divers, mostly Europeans,” she said.

Tangub Bay is also best known for snorkeling, boating, swimming and sailing.

Other interesting tourist attractions of Camiguin, Mambajao include the old San Nicolas de Tolentino Church, Plaza Union, Katibawasan Falls, White Island, Saay Spring, Tangub Hot Spring, and Ardent Hibok-hibok hot spring. (PIA 10)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Senior Citizens of Camiguin Enjoy Special Treat

CAMIGUIN NEWS ONLINE -- More than 4,000 senior citizens joined the “Suroy sa Camiguin (Stroll around Camiguin)" activity initiated by Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo as a treat to the said sector.

Set in a three-month schedule that started last April to June, the trips this year were grouped by barangays, depending on the number of elderly on each locality.

Provincial Senior Citizen Affairs focal person Zenaida M. Cainglet said it aimed on giving senior citizens opportunity to see the province major tourist attractions.

“Most of our elderly here have not actually seen the island’s prided attractions. The activity likewise orients senior citizens on some added infrastructure improvements around the province as most of them barely go out in the comfort of their homes,” she said.

Cainglet said food and transportation are provided for by the provincial government, and that the governor has specially allotted P1 million fund for this activity alone. (PIA 10)