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Kami naman! Rep. Sarmiento urges DOT to improve Catanduanes’ tourism promotion

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Rep. Cesar Sarmiento has urged the Department of Tourism to improve the promotion of Catanduanes province as a tourist destination.

During the deliberation of the DOT’s budget at the House of Representatives, Sarmiento highlighted the beauty of his province.

“Hinikayat ni Cong Cesar ang Department of Tourism (DOT) na pagbutihin ang promotion ng ating Isla sa buong Mundo,” the solon’s office said.

Sarmiento said that his province is at par with other world-class destinations in the Philippines.

“We are now experiencing an influx of tourists coming to see the beauty of our province. But still the Catandunganons feel the lack of support in terms of promotion up to now,” Sarmiento said during the plenary budget deliberations.

He said that aside from primary tourist destinations such as Palawan and Boracay, other secondary destinations like Catanduanes should be suppotted.

“Binida niya ang malinis na karagatan, pang world-class Surfing site ng Majestic Puraran, Mala-Batanes view ng Binurong Point at ang Catanduanes Natural Park na kinikilalang – last frontier of old-growth forests – sa buong Bicol Region,” the solon’s office said.

“Malaki ang kontribusyon ng maayos na Airport at Seaport sa Tursimo ng Isla, kaya’t pilit na minumungkahi ni Cong CS sa Department of Tourism na ipakilala pa ng husto ang Catanduanes sa mga tao,” it added.