Barlig conducted own Tourism Planning Workshop

BARLIG, Mountain Province – This eastern town conducted its own version of tourism planning workshop on May 30-31, 2018 at Chupac, Kadaclan, Barlig.

 

Tourism planning is necessary before the town embarks on tourism development and promotion. The town is a host to various tourism attractions such as waterfalls, rice terraces, hot springs, caves and lakes. Mount Amuyao hovers all as the highest mountain peak and is being frequented by many tourists.

Genesis Changilan, the town’s chief executive, said that the planning would further enhance the town’s efforts at tourism promotion. “I hope this would lead to more tourists visiting our place”, he said.

The participants will be oriented on the Basic Tourism Awareness concepts, Municipal Tourism Situationer, and the Municipal Tourism Profile which data are needed in the planning workshop.

Tyronne Lawey, a staff at the Provincial Tourism Office, mainly catered the workshop starting off with profiling the municipal tourism industry to the conduct of value chain analysis on tourism and the workshop proper.

The tourism planning workshop started in Paracelis in April 26-27, 2018 and it will be conducted in all the ten municipalities with the schedule depending on the dates chosen by each municipality.

It is very much expected that participants will be the newly elected barangay officials as well as stakeholders in the government and private sector.

For the first time in the history of the town, tourism stakeholders convened to look for ways to make tourism in the town viable and sustainable in the years to come.

Mayor Changilan issued an executive order last month stopping the Batad to Mt. Amuyao traverse due to unabated garbage woes.

It was reported that guides and tourists going to Mt. Amuyao via the Batad-Cambulo trail do not register at the municipal tourism information center and thus, do not pay corresponding environmental fees.

They were reportedly the ones who leave trash and garbage at the summit of the mountain as they return via the same route.

A new trekking route was established from Mount Amuyao to Kadaclan through the hunters trail that takes 4 hours hike.

By: Roger Sacyaten

 

EL Kikasa

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Mt. Province Destinations

Alab Petroglyph

The Alab Petroglyph is a huge rock formation that was inscribed with bows and arrows and is believed to have contained the ancient fertility rites of natives.

Backstrap and Loom weaving Houses ( Samoki Weaving)

This is where one can see an actual weaving by the locals. Tourists can come to this place for a photo-op and a chance to try their hand at weaving. Souvenirs can also be bought at these houses.

Bay-yo Rice Terraces

Bay-yo Rice Terraces are a smallet type of terraces that is spectacular to look at for tourists.

Bomod-ok Falls

Cascading white water and with a forceful might sending sprays of water that even on a hot day gives you an idea of just how freezingly-cold the pool at the bottom of the falls is truly a majestic sight to behold.

Bontoc Village Museum

It features a range of artifacts crafted by the Igorots for domestic purposes, to be used for traditional celebrations or practices. Inside the museum, one could appreciate the distinct richness of the Igorot's way of life.

Mt. Amuyao

The 8th highest peak in the Philippines with an elevation of 2,702 meters above sea level. Its summit provides its climbers a breathtaking panoram of Mountain Province, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao and Cagayan Valley.

Mt. Clitoris (Tadian)

This is a sacred mountain regardless of its name. Standing proudly and serenely over 3 villages, this conical-shaped land mass is said to be home to some enchanted eels.

Mountain Province Trade Center

A mini-shopping center managed by the Department of Trade and Industry where skillfully crafted indigenous products are sold.

Sagada Hanging Coffins

Having their coffins hangng at the limestone sliffs is an imrtant tribal custom that thee locals have complied with through hundred of years.

Sumaguuing Caves

Two hundred fifty or so steps down a slipery trail, one can reach the Sumaguing Cave. This is one of the Philippines famous spelunking sites, it is a spectacular place to go to for the adventorous soul.