MISAMIS ORIENTAL (PIA)–In line with the Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental’s (PGMO) direction of goal oriental tourism under Governor Peter Unabia’s PAGLAUM program, the Provincial Tourism Council (PTC) held its first-ever quarterly meeting to formulate policies towards the development of the province’s tourism industry and map out its campaign through a unified approach, September 27.
Provincial Tourism Officer Jeffrey C. Saclot said the council aims to raise revenues through the development of tourist sites and operation of the province and continue promotional efforts with the end goal of attracting tourists and investors which would provide employment for Misamisons.
Composed of public and private stakeholders, the council would provide technical assistance and capacity building for tourism-related activities and extend financial support in the form of financial loans with very minimal interest to community-based organizations, especially cooperatives engaged in tourism-related businesses and activities.
“There is so much to do in our tourism industry, Misamis Oriental is a gold mine, we have the power to make it shine, daghan ta trabahoon (we have so much work to do) for our tourism business, this is what this council is about,” PTC Chairperson Erlinda Unabia said. (VPSB/PIA-10/Misamis Oriental)