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Albay Vice Gov. Grex Lagman wants to boost Mayon tourist spots

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Albay Vice Gov. Grex Lagman is in support of the idea of having Tabaco City operate the Mayon Skyline Hotel and Convention Center and the Mayon Planetarium and Science Park, which are owned by the provincial government.

In a Facebook post, Lagman said there are serious talks between Albay Gov. Noel Rosal and Tabaco Mayor Krisel Lagman to have the city fully operate and maintain these facilities.

The Vice Governor sad he hopes that these structures would eventually be donated to Tabaco.

According to him, it was important to promote these tourist spots which sit at an elevation more than a third of Mount Mayon’s peak.

He said Tabaco officials who have the technical and ecotourism knowledge should be given the chance to revive these infrastructures.

The provincial council would pass the necessary legal framework to support this transfer of operation and management through a memorandum of agreement, he said.

He sees a lot of potential for this project, especially since the roads leading to these areas have been developed and are well-maintained.

Exciting times are up ahead!

“There are serious talks between Gov. Noel Ebriega Rosal and Mayor Krisel Lagman that the Mayon Skyline Hotel and Convention Center as well as the Mayon Planetarium and Science Park which are all owned by the Provincial Government Albay (PGA) will soon be fully operated and maintained by the City of Tabaco. I hope there will also be talks about eventually donating these tourism infrastructures to the city.

It is important that we boost these tourist spots that rest at an elevation of almost 2,500 feet—or more than a third of Mount Mayon’s peak at 7,000 plus feet. Albay’s “crown jewel” is its majestic volcano. It’s about time that the very competent officials of Tabaco City who have the requisite technical and ecotourism knowledge are finally given the opportunity to lead the way in making these sleeping infrastructures in Mount Mayon wake up from decades of slumber.

The SPA will draft and pass the necessary legal framework for this through a MOA between the two LCEs. The MOA will primarily authorize the governor to enter into an agreement for the said transfer of operation and management from the PGA to the City of Tabaco.

Exciting times are ahead even as all the road infrastructures leading to these tourist spots are in place even as they are very modern and well-maintained. They were funded through the efforts of yours truly when i was 1D representative and for the longest time by Cong. Edcel Lagman. Let

not these beautiful structures be white elephants. Let’s maximize and realize its full potential for ecotourism.

Please help the SPA and the province in this undertaking, Committee on Tourism, Culture and the Arts chairperson BM Dennise Misolania. ,” Lagman posted.