Mindanao key tourism destination; safe travel measures in place


Sugba Lagoon in Del Carmen, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte taken in October 2021 (Photograph contributed by Ivy Marie Mangadlao)

MANILA – The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) on Sunday certain that measures are in put to make certain that destinations in the southern element of the country are safe and sound for vacationers, noting that Mindanao is a vital tourism destination bundled in its advertising things to do in the past couple of many years.

“The Mindanao location is a safe tourism spot with peace talks constantly staying accomplished in the area, military, nationwide and nearby legislation enforcement are performing its best to preserve our places harmless, and community federal government units are also performing with NGOs (non-government businesses) and global companies to make their locations extra sustainable and inclusive,” TPB Chief Running Officer Maria Anthonette Velasco-Allones mentioned.

Mindanao is host to similarly-spectacular locations such as the beaches in Davao, the sand bars and waterfalls in Camiguin, and journey hubs in Cagayan de Oro to identify a couple, she added.

“We have other astounding destinations in Mindanao, in truth, we are supporting Philippine Airlines’ inaugural flight from Cotabato to Tawi-Tawi on June 9,” she reported.

She included: “Other places are continue to staying vetted for compliance with health and basic safety protocols as we improve in direction of a safer, far more sustainable and a lot more inclusive tourism spot.”

Regional governments in Mindanao, their respective tourism officers, the Section of Tourism’s regional offices alongside one another with the military are “performing their ideal” to make make certain visitors are given required logistical support when touring to the location, Velasco-Allones reported.

She reminded the community to chorus from earning remarks that generalize the entire Mindanao.

Journalist Raissa Robles drew flak in excess of her modern tweet expressing that Tourism Secretary-designate Christina Frasco’s statement on opening up Mindanao to tourism would “be sure to” the extremist Abu Sayyaf group with the prospect of “numerous possible kidnap victims.”

On June 2, Robles tweeted: “Apparently, Frasco would like to open up Mindanao to tourism. I’m confident the extremist Abu Sayyaf and other bandits would be happy by the potential clients of so numerous possible kidnap victims. Way to go, Frasco. Prep for ransom negotiations.”

Vice President-elect Sara Z. Duterte, a Mindanao indigenous, on Saturday evening lambasted Robles for demonizing Mindanao and insulting its persons. (PNA)


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