(Metro News) Caloocan to boost local tourism industry

August 26, 2010 11:23 am 

MANILA, Aug. 26 — Caloocan Mayor Enrico "Recom" Echiverri announced that they have installed tourism officers in its every barangay as part of its efforts to promote the locality's historical spots not only to Filipinos but to the entire world.

Echiverri said it is the aim of “barangay tourism” to introduce the scenic spots of Caloocan to tourists so they may be swayed to go the city and after that return for another visit.

He added tapping independent tourism officers for each barangay is unique and the first of its kind in the Philippines, and would no doubt be emulated by other local government units (LGUs) in Metro Manila and even provinces.

One of the historic places in Caloocan is Gat. Andres Bonifacio’s iconic monument, which is smack dab in the middle of the city.

Aside from this, the city is already being swarmed by tourist because of newly-opened resorts and other places of leisure, Echiverri pointed out.

"If more tourists come to visit our city, businessmen will grow and provide more jobs for our constituents," he said.

As this develops, the Caloocan mayor said all of the 118 newly-installed barangay tourism officers will hold a meeting this coming Aug. 30 in order to plan and coordinate their respective cultural presentations.

Echiverri has also directed the city hall’s cultural and tourism office to come up with effective and meaningful programs that would boost local tourism. (PNA)

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