The Camalig town in Albay has logged more than P300,000 in revenue from tourism during the observance of Holy Week, Mayor Carlos “Caloy” G. Baldo Jr. announced.
During the Camalig’s traditional flag-raising ceremony, Baldo said that the town’s tourism earnings hit a total of P322,540.
Said revenue was generated through tourist registration and environmental fees of Solong Eco-Park at Brgy. Solong, Quituinan Hills at Brgy. Tinago, Sumlang Lake at Brgy. Sumlang, Hoyop-Hoyopan Cave at Brgy. Cotmon, Quituinday Green Hills at Brgy. Quituinday, and El Miro De Shei at Brgy. Salugan.
Camalig, through Municipal Tourism and Cultural Heritage Office (MTCHO) will share 30% of the total revenue, or approximately P90, 000 to the said barangays with tourism sites to maintain its extensive tourist development program.
This program is in line with the guidelines of Municipal Ordinance No. 2016-10, also referred as the “Camalig Integrated Tourism & Cultural Heritage Code.”
One of the Code’s goals is to financially support barangay representatives in the implementation of tourism, cultural, and environmental interventions for the benefit of both residents and tourists.
“LGU-Camalig works hard to boost its efforts for a comprehensive tourism marketing strategies to reflect the town’s readiness to host more tourists, as well as its favorability to expand town’s tourism enterprises and livelihood opportunities for the locals,” Baldo’s office said.