The local government of Camalig reported that its tourism earnings for the first half of the year have reached P1.9 million.
According to its Public Information Office, Camalig’s tourism generated a total of P1,971,990 from the town’s 6 active tourism sites for the months of January to June 2023.
The tourism revenues were collected from tourist registration and environmental fees of Solong Eco-Park at Brgy. Solong, Quituinan Ranch 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.
Meanwhile, 30% of the earnings went to barangays with tourist sites, namely: P359,382 for Brgy. Sumlang, P110,250 for Brgy. Tinago, P35,640 for Brgy. Quituinday, P34, 806 for Brgy. Cotmon, P26,154 for Brgy. Salugan, and Php25,365 for Brgy. Solong.
“This program is in line with the guidelines of Municipal Ordinance No. 2016-10, also referred as the ‘Camalig Integrated Tourism & Cultural Heritage Code,’ wherein one of its goals is to financially support barangay representatives in the implementation of tourism, cultural, and environmental interventions for the benefit of both residents and tourists,” the PIO said.
“Moreover, the revenue sharing forms part of the objective of LGU-Camalig to cultivate a sustained community support in hastening its tourism development programs, which further seeks to advance its economic impact to the industry,” it added.