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Friday, May 14, 2021

DOT-10 holds assessment to revive Bukidnon’s tourism industry

CAGAYAN DE ORO (PIA)–The Department of Tourism (DOT)-10 kicked off its three-day Bukidnon circuit assessment tour alongside various heads and representatives of partner-government line agencies to examine and revive the province’s tourism industry after the disruption caused by coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 and aid in the promotion and development of areas in support of Executive Order (EO) 70 or the ‘Whole of Nation Approach’ in Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC).

“One of the reasons why we called all the agencies together is because DOT can’t do this alone, this is really a convergence project and we’d like you to observe what your agency can do for our communities as well,” DOT-10 Regional Director Marie Elaine Unchuan said.

Salima Saway. A Talaandig Soil Painter famous for her refined paintings of Talaandig culture and experiences showcases her art among the regional heads to provide awareness about her communities beauty, uniqueness, and concerns. (VPSB/PIA10)

Armed with sanitation kits, assessment papers, and the call of adventure, the participants visited seven key tourism sites on its first day ranging from cattle ranches, agroforestry farms, forest reserves, indigenous art galleries, to university coffee laboratories.

“This circuit has created awareness not only to DOT but to all other agencies, which are deeply involved in ending local communist armed conflict,” says Acting Chief of Engineering Service and Investigation Section Edd Michael Robril of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-10.

Whole of Nation Approach. DOT-10 Regional Director Marie Elaine Unchuan hopes to work hand in hand alongside the other agencies to utilize their department’s unique strengths and expertise in fully realizing their goal of making Northern Mindanao the best tourist destination and end local communist armed conflict. (VPSB/PIA10)

Through the promotion of such areas among regional heads and its representatives, Unchuan hopes to work hand in hand alongside the other agencies to utilize their department’s unique strengths and expertise in fully realizing their goal of making northern Mindanao the best tourist destination in the world and contribute in the development of communities and culture to end the scourge of local communist armed conflict. (VPSB/PIA10)

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